Daily brief (8/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

Tonight, there is a  30% chance of showers between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Tomorrow, there is a 70% chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 76.  The evening will bring periods of showers with a low around 71.

The course of Issac is uncertain leaving the placement of associated rainfall unclear.  The heaviest rainfall is expected to fall over the eastern Ozarks.

Today’s picks

  • [Election] News-Leader: Missouri GOP future looks bright.Missouri lawmakers are playing an active role in the state and across the country helping to elect Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, even if they’re not capturing the spotlight. (Other coverage:  OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR:No refunds for people with tickets for cancelled concerts in Branson.The Tri-Lakes Center was in foreclosure and concert promoters claimed the church, which operated it, wasn’t paying them.  So two pulled out, cancelling seven shows between them.  Now people who purchased tickets to those shows want their money back. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KY3: 3-year-old Landan Bland dies from brain tumor.On August 17, Make- a- Wish  Foundation surprised Landon with the star treatment; a shopping spree at Toys R’ Us.  The story of the boy from Springfield touched thousands nationwide.
  • OzarksFirst: Springfield Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday. Mabel Trogdon turned 100 years old Wednesday. Her big party was held at the First Baptist Church in Brookline.
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