Daily brief (10/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 67 and winds up to 13 mph.

Today’s picks:

  • Election: News-Leader: Eckersley, Long speak at bar forum. The candidates for Missouri’s 7th District congressional seat also touched on Social Security, earmarks, the U.S. debt to China and campaign contributions.
  • Election: News-Leader: 7th District candidates quizzed on military. The News-Leader asked 7th District candidates five questions on military issues. Some questions were asked in person and some were asked through a survey.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): St. John’s gets grant for soldier eye wound care. Soldiers wounded in battle will soon have a better chance of keeping their eyesight, thanks to St. John’s Health Center and Missouri State University. The hospital announced today it received a $4.8 million grant from the Department of Defense.
  • KY3: Greene County Sheriff’s Office overworked and understaffed. The Greene County Sheriff’s Department says it’s more overworked and understaffed than the Springfield Police Department and it’s taking to the Internet to tell the community about it.
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