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Sexting: A growing problem in public schools

Law enforcement is saying sexting is a growing problem among teenagers in the Heartland.  Holly Brantley sat down with a state trooper and a juvenile officer today to talk about the dangers of sexting, and will have more tonight on Heartland News.

It's opening day and the World Series St. Louis Cardinals and new manager Mike Matheny take center stage tonight against Miami in their new stadium.  Chad Fryman will preview series tonight at six.

Alligators in Kennett?  Several people have reported seeing gators in Missouri's Bootheel.  We will have more on this story tonight on Heartland News.

Bob Reeves says we could see a pop-up T-storm this afternoon.

It's here! The brand new KFVS12 weather app for iPad!  Go to the app store to download and get Doppler radar, hourly weather forecast, 10 day forecast, submit weather pictures and more!

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said it was 'something of a miracle' that no one died in Tuesday's tornado outbreak that was broadcast live on TV.

According to the superintendent, the A/C is out at Sikeston high school.  Find out why tonight at five.

A family spokesperson is speaking out following Illinois State Police arresting a man accused of trying to hire a person to murder his wife. Carly O'Keefe will have more on this story tonight at six.

An additional $2.1 million is available for flood repair from the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway.

A job creation grant was announced Wednesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.  Nixon announced the $16.5 million in federal grant money that he says will be used to help create more than 1,300 temporary jobs for workers in 29 Missouri counties.

Legislation that would give the Amish an immediate exemption from having to attach brightly colored slow-moving-vehicle emblems to their buggies still hasn't been signed into law.

A group critical of the treatment of prisoners at Tamms Correctional Center plans to march in support of Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close the southern Illinois supermax prison.

An overnight fire damaged a home at the corner of Benton and Elm streets in Cape Girardeau Wednesday morning. We will new video of the damage tonight at five.

Several people made court appearances today including: a former Cape Central school teacher, and Graves County home invasion suspects.

Ameren workers were out getting a head start on the Broadway improvement project in Cape Girardeau with some prep work Wednesday morning.
 
Kansas City police say tips have tapered off in the disappearance of a baby reported missing from her Kansas City home six months ago.
 
We will continue our week long series on Autism with a story about Autism apps that are helping students to communicate.
 
Also check out this moving story - He is no different: A Dexter woman's story on discovering her son has autism.
 
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