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Headlines for Friday, December 13, 2013

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 o’clock this afternoon through noon Saturday.  A mix or rain, sleet and snow will spread across the area late this afternoon, turning to all snow overnight tonight.  Around 3 inches of snow is expected.  Heavier pockets of snow are possible in the northern areas of the region.

Second season firearm deer harvest numbers were down sharply this year.  Hunters in Illinois bagged 18,483 deer during the second season – Dec. 5-8.  The total compares to last year’s second season harvest of 27,213.  Bad weather throughout the state caused the hunter success rate to fall sharply.

Illinois residents seeking information about the state’s new concealed carry law have a new tool to aid in their search.  This week, the ISP launched a website covering the state’s new concealed carry law. There is now a concealed carry link on the Illinois State Police website –

Today’s winner in the Fairfield Community High School After Prom Committee’s 12 Days of Christmas Promotion is John Simpson.  John wins $150.  Saturday’s drawing will be worth $100.

Fairfield City Police are looking for the owner of two Case I-H scale model tractors – still in the box.  The tractors were recovered as part of a burglary investigation, and are thought to have been stolen. Anyone with information about the scale model tractors should call the Fairfield City Police Department at 842-2151.

34-year-old Brandon E. Garrett of Fairfield was arrested Thursday evening on charges of domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  He is accused of shoving his step-son, 19-year-old Corey J. Rinebold of rural Fairfield during an argument.

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