Daily brief (7/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another heat advisory is in effect for the Ozarks from noon today through 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Today’s high is expected to hit 104, although a breeze of up to 14 mph will help the air from becoming too stagnant and thick. Tonight’s low will dip to 73, and then tomorrow will be another hot one, with a high of 103.  A 20 percent chance of showers enters the forecast; otherwise, it will be mostly sunny and hot.

Expect highs around 100 for the next few days.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Crosslines adds Saturday food bank. Crosslines, the ecumenical food pantry in Springfield, has expanded its hours to include the fourth Saturday of each month.
  • News-Leader: Council calls for changes to charter. The Springfield City Council is asking voters on Aug. 7 to approve a change to the city charter that would make it more difficult to bring petition-driven items to the ballot. The city has had four such issues in the past year and a half.
  • KY3: Attorney general files suit against contractor.The Missouri attorney general’s office has filed suit against Four Seasons Roofing of Indiana for taking money from Joplin tornado victims but failing to do promised repair work.
  • KSPR: Wrongful conviction results in lawsuit.A Missouri man is seeking damages from the Stone County Sheriff’s Department and three law-enforcement officers after he was wrongfully convicted of the murder of David Dulin of Hurley. Zackary Stewart, who served four years in prison but was later released after DNA evidence showed someone else linked to the murder, has filed a federal suit alleging Stone County investigators violated his constitutional rights.
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