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Fire sparked by cigarette, Stuff a Truck, Lotto fever, Dogs rescued from 'hoarding operation'

A cigarette sparked a fire at a rural Marble Hill home. A cigarette sparked a fire at a rural Marble Hill home.
The $550 million Powerball jackpot is the second highest in lottery history. The $550 million Powerball jackpot is the second highest in lottery history.
Please help KFVS12 "Stuff a Truck" tonight until 6:30 p.m. Please help KFVS12 "Stuff a Truck" tonight until 6:30 p.m.

Firefighters say a cigarette sparked a fire that destroyed most everything in a rural Marble Hill home Wednesday morning. Todd Tumminia was in Bollinger County and has the latest tonight at five.

With the holidays just around the corner, area food banks and pantries need your help! So please help KFVS12 "Stuff a Truck" tonight until 6:30 p.m. Heartland News is scheduled to air live updates at these locations.

Bob Reeves says daytime temperatures will gradually rise each day going into the weekend.

If you would win the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history what would you do with the winnings? Allison Twaits and Christy Millweard find out what is on Powerball players' wish list.

Sheriff's deputies and humane society workers end what they call an out of control hoarding situation in Carter County. Holly Brantley was there as authorities went onto the property this morning.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to announce his support tomorrow for a major health care initiative.

The Illinois Senate has voted to restore Gov. Pat Quinn's budget cuts that would force the closure of prisons and other state facilities.

Officials say the president's "fiscal cliff" negotiators will meet separately on Thursday with leading lawmakers.

A western Kentucky man has died from his injuries after being hit by a vehicle Monday in Cadiz.

Missouri's Rapid Response Team has been activated to help folks in the Poplar Bluff area who have been impacted by the closure of Hostess' operations. 

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services announced the launch Wednesday of a computerized, state-of-the-art Child Abuse Hotline system.

Would you be in favor of killing the dollar bill for coins?  Tomorrow, an investigative arm of Congress will try to convince the U.S. why coins make more sense.

The SIU Salukis host Fresno State tonight and Todd Richards will preview Notre Dame boys basketball.

Have a great evening - 

James Long
KFVS-12 Digital Content Producer
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