Daily brief (9/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today brings the best chance of rain for the week: 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 76.

Rain chances diminish tonight, making way for mostly sunny skies and a high of 80 on Sunday. Monday will be even warmer, with a high of 87.

High-school football scores (winners included Aurora, Bolivar, Carthage, Central, Fair Grove, Glendale, Kickapoo, Logan-Rogersville, Lebanon, Nixa, Republic, Springfield Catholic, Waynesville, Webb City): KSPR, KY3, News-Leader, OzarksFirst

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Missouri House passes six bills to begin special session. The Missouri House of Representatives approved bills that would move the state’s presidential primary back a month and allow the governor to dip into the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help cover disaster costs. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • News-Leader: Bystanders prevented more carnage in Greyhound bus shooting. A 25-year-old man from Glendale, Ariz., has been charged with shooting a fellow passenger at the Greyhound bus terminal in Springfield. A motive for the shooting still isn’t clear. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst; FBI called in: KSPR; Victim’s family can’t fathom shooting: KY3)
  • KSPR: Travis Tritt pulls out of Joplin concert. Music star Travis Tritt has pulled out of a 9/11 remembrance concert scheduled for Joplin because he was told some of the money for payment would come from tornado donations. He explained his decision in a Facebook post.
  • KSMU: Xeriscape Garden still thriving despite heat. Springfield’s Xeriscape Garden shows how some plants can survive with little water.
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