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Heartland Hoops, The Band Perry gives back, smoke-free campuses

Heartland Hoops is tonight! Join us at 10 for the latest scores and highlights. Heartland Hoops is tonight! Join us at 10 for the latest scores and highlights.
More than 800 students gathered at the Poplar Bluff junior high to hear Kirk Smalley talk about bullying. More than 800 students gathered at the Poplar Bluff junior high to hear Kirk Smalley talk about bullying.
Smokers are allowed to light un in fewer and fewer public places, and now that might include some college campuses. Smokers are allowed to light un in fewer and fewer public places, and now that might include some college campuses.
Some modern devices can help you get active, such as fitness apps and workout playlists. Some modern devices can help you get active, such as fitness apps and workout playlists.

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Tonight is Heartland Hoops! Watch Todd Richards at 10 for highlights and scores. You can also click here to visit our Heartland Hoops page.

The Band Perry took to the stage Friday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Todd Tumminia caught up with them earlier. See what he found out on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Police say they have found child pornography at the southwest Missouri home of a middle-school football coach accused in the kidnapping and killing of a 10-year-old girl. Search warrants released Friday by Springfield police say they found a three-ring binder containing pornographic photos of young children at the home of 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood.

That story had us wondering if we as parents need to change the way we educate and protect our kids. Todd Tumminia talked to law enforcement how strangers may not be the only thing kids need to be aware of.

Smokers are allowed to light up in fewer and fewer public places, and now that might include some college campuses. Mollie Lair talked to students at Southeast Missouri State University. The university has released an online survey to find out if the campus should eliminate smoking areas. A bill going through the Illinois General Assembly would ban smoking on college campuses in that state. Smoking has long been banned inside all campus buildings, including residence halls and within 15 feet of building entrances, exits and windows. Allison Twaits talked to some students on how they feel about the bill. You can click here for the story.

Doctors say patients often look online for medical advice. They say while you can find the correct diagnosis on the internet, you'll also find lots of wrong information. Kadee Brosseau talked to Vernon Lutes, a heart patient, who said the only doctor he trusts doesn't appear on his computer screen.

Can household gadgets play into your health? A new study says yes. "You've got to find some way to incorporate it and keep it fun," said Lance Amick. Christy Millweard talked to the P.E. teacher at Scott City High School and he said he makes sure the kids have fun while exercising.

In Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Friday more than 800 students at the city's junior high gathered to hear an Oklahoma man's message about bullying. Kirk Smalley's son, Ty, took his own life back in 2010 after being bullied at school for more than two years.

In national news, concerns about another cold front enveloping the country next week pushed natural gas prices higher Friday, helping the commodity finish its biggest weeks in two years. March natural gas rose seven cents Friday, or 1 percent, to $6.14 per 1,000 cubic feet. Natural gas is up 18 percent this week, the most since April 2012.

In a fast-moving day that aimed to reshape Ukraine's political destiny, protest leaders and the beleaguered president agreed Friday to form a new government and hold an early election.

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