Daily brief (4/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 63. A 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms moves into the forecast after 1 p.m.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with the low dipping to 48. There will be a 40 percent chance of shower or thunderstorms.

Rain chances remain through Friday and into the weekend; the best chance for thunderstorms will be Sunday. Highs will edge up into the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Missouri House endorses legislation to put cell phones on no-call list. Proposed legislation moving through the Missouri General Assembly would allow residents to put their cell-phone numbers on the state’s no-call list for telemarketers. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Christian, Greene counties slip slightly in health rankings. Christian County is now the state’s third-healthiest (down from first out of 114), while Greene County dipped to 38th from 32nd, according to the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.
  • News-Leader: MSU, Drury get grants to reach out low-income students. Three programs at Missouri State University and Drury University that reach out to low-income students received grants from the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
  • KSPR: Special government agency visits Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Staffers with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency visited Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield to see how geospatial intelligence may have changed the way the battle was waged.
  • KSMU: Child Advocacy Center to unveil Walkway of Hope. A fund-raising campaign allowed the Child Advocacy Center (1033 E. Walnut St.) to add 80 bricks from supporters to its Walkway of Hope. The walkway will be unveiled at a April 22 reception at the center.

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