Daily brief (8/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Remnants of Issac are expected to impact the Ozarks.

Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tonight is clear, with a low around 66.

Thursday is much of the same with a high near 91.  A 40% chance of rain after 1am is expected that will continue through Sunday.

Depending on the track of the weakening tropical storm, heavy rain may develop with totals of 2 to 4 inches.  Heavy rainfall could result in rapid rise in area streams and rivers.  Those camping or floating on area streams this labor day weekend should closely monitor stream levels.  Windy conditions can also be expected.

Today’s picks

  • [Election]New-Leader: Missourians embrace Ryan as VP pick, but will he help GOP win state? The surprise pick of Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate has reinvigorated the party faithful in Missouri, but state GOP delegates said the economy and jobs will play a bigger role in determining the presidential winner in the Show Me State this November.  (Other coverage:  OzarksFirst, KMSU)
  • [Job]KSPR: Ozarks boat manufacturer expanding and adding more jobs. Bass Pro Shops Tracker Marine Plastics facility in Lebanon is going to expand its operation and plans to hire more people. (Other coverage:  OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Ozark Technical College to dedicate Lewis Family Early Childhood Center. Ozark Technical College is paying it forward by naming their early childhood center in honor of the late David Lewis.  Mr. Lewis left the college $1 million for OTC scholarships in his will. (Other coverage:  KSPR)
  • KSMU: Council passes Marijuana ordinance with plans to amend the bill.  Springfield City Council voted 6-3 Monday night to adopt an ordinance that would lessen the punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana.  By passing the ordinance, they can amend the bill any way they want to, with majority approval.  (Other coverage:  KY3, News-Leader, KSPR)

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