Daily brief (7/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Friday the 13th β€” we’ll try not to be superstitious.

Today will be sunny with the high hovering around 92. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast after 1 p.m. The chance of rain lingers through tomorrow, which will be another hot one, with a high of 94.

Next week will be another sunny, hot summer week, with few clouds and highs in the mid to upper 90s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Nixon signs 12 bills, vetoes 10. Gov. Jay Nixon signed 12 bills into law this week while vetoing 10 others. Among those he vetoed: a bill that would have required nsurance companies to draft policies excluding coverage of abortions, birth control prescriptions and medical sterilizations if an employer has religious objections to those provisions. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst: Scavenger hunt to highlight Route 66. The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a scavenger hunt to highlight 66 attractions along the old Route 66 through the Springfield area.
  • KSPR: MoDOT says no new projects this year. For the next year, the Missouri Department of Transportation will focus on maintaining and fixing the state’s bridges and roadways.
  • KSMU: New Cox ambulances safer, more efficient. CoxHealth has added two Mercedes ambulances that get better gas mileage and have staff sitting forward, making them safer. And they are about $60,000 less than the ambulances the health system used to purchase.

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