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IL Mega Millions winner, KY inmate captured, MO cold case

A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.  Carly O'Keefe will have more on the winners tonight on Heartland News.

Paducah Police arrested an inmate Wednesday that escaped Tuesday.

A fugitive on the run in Williamson County was caught Wednesday morning.

Is it fair for colleges to receive state funding based on their overall performance? Crystal Britt sat down with students, instructors and Southeast President Dr. Kenneth Dobbins and will have their reaction about having to prove themselves to the state.

Southeast Missouri State University is preparing to say goodbye to its biggest-ever graduating class, and Gov. Jay Nixon will be the featured speaker.

Authorities believe a nurse picked a new mother at random outside a pediatrician's office, fatally shot her and grabbed the baby from her arms.

A grave is exhumed and a case reevaluated.  Authorities now say they're looking for new information that could solve the murder of Carla Austin, a Butler County woman who was killed more than a decade ago.  Holly Brantley is following the investigation and will have more tonight at six.

Pictures were released Wednesday showing U.S. soldiers alongside the bodies of Afghan suicide bombers.

School leaders at Notre Dame Schools in Cape Girardeau want to make sure their students understand just how dangerous underage drinking can be.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it wants to make sure its work zones are clear to understand and easy to navigate.  So it's asking drivers this year to rate the work zones.

The KY House has passed legislation that would make it easier to identify and prosecute unscrupulous doctors who over prescribe painkillers that are being widely abused in Kentucky.

Christy Millweard will tell us about an interesting business that booms during tax return season tonight at nine and ten.

Bob Reeves says tomorrow will be dry and pleasant!

Sad to report: Dick Clark's representative tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.  Look for more later on kfvs12.com.

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