Daily brief (1/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny but still cold, with a high of 32. The wind won’t be quite as blustery, staying between 7 and 10 mph.

Tonight will be another cold one, with the low dipping to 20. But a warming trend is on the horizon for the weekend. Tomorrow’s high will be 45, and we should hit the 50s by Sunday. Rain is possible Monday, however.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Council at odds over turning red-light cameras back on. Springfield City Councilman Tommy Bieker has proposed an ordinance that would remove the city’s red-light cameras, but not everyone wants to see them removed.
  • News-Leader: Hospital errors could become public under new Missouri rules. Missouri has proposed new Medicaid rules that would require public disclosure of some serious errors or medical mishaps involving Medicaid patients.
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri Supreme Court hears redistricting challenges. It is now up to the Missouri Supreme Court to decide the future of the state’s legislative redistricting plan based upon new census figures for the state. Missouri lost one congressional seat after the new census figures came out. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • News-Leader: Nixon raises $575,000 from southwest Missouri. Over the past 12 months, Gov. Jay Nixon has raised $575,000 from a 22-county area that includes Springfield and Joplin.
  • KSPR: MU Extension could be targeted for budget cuts in Webster County. Webster County commissioners examining a tight budget are considering cuts to the county’s University Extension office, which provides information and services from the University of Missouri to the public.
  • OzarksFirst: Bolivar leaders review city codes to spur development. Bolivar city leaders are looking at ways to modify city codes to encourage building development in the Polk County seat.
  • KSMU: Highway Patrol reminds public of Amber Alert guidelines. Today is National Amber Alert Day, and the Missouri Highway Patrol reminds everyone of its criteria for issuing the child-abduction warnings. The key criterion: Law enforcement must confirm the child has been abducted.
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