Highs and lows at Murray State University

It's been a day of highs and lows for the Murray State University community.

The Murray State men's basketball team won against Colorado State in Louisville today.  Members of the pep band traveled with the team to cheer for them.  Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards will have more on the game from Louisville.

This morning classes were canceled for the day at Murray State University after a student fell to his death on campus.

Chad Fryman is in Columbia, Missouri at the state championships.  Scott County Central won in the semi-final game today and will play Saturday for the state title.  Hayti fell to Billings.  Eminence girls and Charleston boys play tonight.  We'll have the highlights tonight on Heartland Sports.

The Sikeston Jaycees have released the entertainment lineup for the 60th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo that will be held August 8-11.

After days of releasing few details, Kentucky State Police say they are using ground penetrating radar equipment to search for evidence, clues to what happened to missing mother, Sonya Bradley.

Three men face murder charges in the beating death of a man in Hickman County, Ky. last fall.

Graves County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 36-year-old woman yesterday after they received a call about a 3 year old playing on the shoulder of a road.

State employees represented by the AFSCME Union gathered en masse today to protest state cuts and proposed facility closures. This morning, employees of Tamms, Shawnee and Vienna Correctional Centers, as well as Choate Mental Health and the Anna Veterans Home lined the Jonesboro town square in bright red T-shirts holding signs that read: "No Quinn Cuts."

One of the kilns at the LaFarge Cement Plant in Joppa, Illinois will shut down, leaving 36 workers without a job.

Some people in Morley, Mo. are upset after the city asks them to take decorations off of all the gravesites in the city cemetery.  They says they want their loved ones to rest in peace. Christy Millweard talked to a couple people who want to decorate the graves of their loved ones.  Hear more tonight on Heartland News at 10.

The Carbondale Police Department arrested two men on yesterday after a report of a business burglary.

A bill to keep illegal immigrants from getting welfare benefits in Kentucky is on its way to the Senate.

State insurance officials say Missourians should review their policies to be sure they have enough coverage.

Missouri regulators have approved a deal allowing Liberty Energy Corp. to buy the Missouri natural gas systems of Atmos Energy Corp.

As public debate over women's reproductive health continues, a growing number of state legislators and politicians are introducing provisions to regulate men's reproductive health - including a bill outlawing vasectomies and a resolution recognizing the personhood of semen.

Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked into a federal prison in Colorado to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption on Thursday, the latest chapter in the downfall of a charismatic politician that seemed more like a bizarre reality TV show than a legal battle.

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