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Ill. Senate legalizes gay marriage, Medicaid may expand in Mo., 'Hunger Games' protested in Ky.

Ill. Senate has voted to legalize gay marriage. The bill will now move to the House. Ill. Senate has voted to legalize gay marriage. The bill will now move to the House.
The cruise ship 'Triumph' has made its way back to shore. The cruise ship 'Triumph' has made its way back to shore.
President Obama will be visiting a Chicago high school today. President Obama will be visiting a Chicago high school today.

Good Friday morning to you and welcome to the weekend (almost)!

It's a busy morning here in the KFVS newsroom, as we're working to bring you the big local and national headlines to get your day started off right. 

The Ill. State Senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Get the full details and a special report at 4:30.

Following that, we'll bring you the story of the aging water pipes in Carterville and what sparked the attention. 

At 4:40, catch the details on why President Obama will be in Chicago later today.

Starting at 5, we'll have live updates throughout the morning from Carly O'Keefe who is in Union County. Carly will be giving us the details on the Union County Courthouse move and how its going.

We will give you new details this morning on the search for a missing man from Michigan and how it ended up in the Heartland

Will expanding Medicaid in Missouri lead to new jobs and revenue? Get the full story at 5:05.

A manhunt for an Arkansas man ended in Cape Girardeau on Thursday. Join us at 5:35 for that story. 

At 5:40, we'll bring you Heartland Health headlines including why there's a shortage in pediatricians. 

At 6, we'll be talking about a meteor in Russia, the latest on the Carnival cruise ship that finally made it's way to shore and the positive ID of the remains of Christopher Dorner.

The Hunger Games book series is being protested at a school in Kentucky. At 6:10 you can find out why. 

At 6:25, see which health issue among infants may be preventable if more smoking bans are put in place.

Join us at 6:48 for our 12 minute, commercial free block of news, weather and info including details on the man who is accused of murdering the mayor of Hickman, Ky., problems with space in Ill. prisons and Brian will have your forecast for the weekend.

Be sure to download our KFVS weather and news apps to stay updated throughout the day. Also, check in with kfvs12.com anytime of the day or night to get the latest in local and national headlines.

Thanks for being with us this morning and throughout the day. I hope you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing weekend!

Jen Baird
Digital Content Producer
KFVS12-Heartland News
jenniferbaird@kfvs12.com

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