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

A chance of rain remains for this morning, and skies will be mostly cloudy. A high of 53 is expected.

Tonight will get close to freezing, with frost possible after 5 a.m. tomorrow. Skies should turn sunny tomorrow, but it will remain cool, with a high of 58.

Skies should remain clear through the weekend, with highs heading back into the low 60s by Monday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: St. John’s audit shows overbilling problem. A federal audit has revealed that St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and Joplin overbilled Medicare by $420,000 between 2008 and 2010. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: MSU board to vote on Walnut Street residence hall. Missouri State University is pushing ahead with plans for a 300-bed residence hall on Walnut Street.
  • KY3: ‘Extreme Makeover’ reveals seven houses in Joplin. Nearly 14,000 volunteers helped build seven houses in seven days in Joplin for families who had lost their homes in the May 22 tornado. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: State treasurer provides $1.5 million loan to foster job growth. A $1.5 million loan from State Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s office has helped Marisol International of Springfield expand and add 15 jobs.

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