Daily brief (8/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today is sunny, with a high near 86.  Tonight is mostly clear, with a low around 56. 

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: United Way issues a call to action with fundraising campaign.   20th annual Day of Caring will be the largest Day of Caring ever, with more than 220 projects scheduled for completion by nearly 1,700 volunteers representing 81 companies and organizations.
  • KSMU: Vehicle Will Help Mercy Orthopedic Patients in Rehab.  The vehicle will be part of patients’ rehabilitation at the new facility by helping with routine activitieswhichmcan create anxiety for patients after major knee and hip replacement surgeries.
  • OzarksFirst: Several crews put out a house fire in Ozark early Monday morning. .A state fire marshal is investigating what caused a house fire in Ozark early this morning..  (other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSPR: General Motors recalls a quarter million SUVs because of a fire hazard. The problem is related to fluid that can get inside the driver’s door module and lead to a short in the circuit board. G-M says that could cause the power locks and windows to fail, and in very rare cases, it could cause a fire
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