Daily brief (8/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

After a cool start to the day, today will be sunny with a high of 94. Expect a break from the 100-degree temperatures for the week, although the high Tuesday will hit 96.

The next chance of rain comes Wednesday night, with thunderstorms possible, and rain chances should remain Thursday morning.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: New public safety center opens today. Greene County’s new $19.7 million Public Safety Center (330 W. Scott St.), which will house the county’s emergency operations center and 911 dispatchers, will open today after 18 months of construction. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Dozens of heat-related illnesses this summer.With the extended heat advisory this summer, Greene County has received 178 reports of heat-related illnesses, 43 of which resulted in hospitalizations. No heat-related deaths have been reported in the county, however.
  • OzarksFirst: Medical/dental clinic for poor loses funding.The Kitchen’s medical and dental clinic has lost $50,000 in private grant funding because of the economy. The cut will mean having to turn away about 700 patients.

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