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Headlines for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Significant rainfall is forecast for Thursday night through Sunday morning. Forecasters are calling for some areas to pick up between two to four inches or rain, which could cause area streams and rivers to leave their banks.  No winter precipitation is in the forecast.

At least two winning tickets have been sold in the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. One ticket was sold in San Jose, CA – the other was sold in Atlanta, GA.

Today’s winner in the Fairfield Community High School After Prom Committee’s 12 Days of Christmas Promotion is Gary Oliver. Gary wins $150.  Thursday’s drawing will be worth $200.

53-year-old Loretta Kistner of Fairfield was injured Tuesday evening when the GMC Yukon she was driving on U.S. Rt. 45 near the Fairfield Airport was struck from behind.  The driver of the Ford pickup truck that hit Kisntner, 19-year-old Mychal K. Atwood of Flora was not injured.  Kisnter was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital following the 5:34 p.m. crash.

27-year-old Sean M. Detty of Evansville, IN was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the theft of scrap metal from the Quinn Hunley property in rural Edwards County earlier this month.  Detty was placed on 3 years of probation, was ordered to pay his share of $3,250 in restitution and forfeited his 2002 Dodge pickup truck to the Edwards County Sheriff’s Department.

McKenzie editedA Grayville man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for an arson fire last summer that left a Grayville firefighter seriously injured. 42-year-old Ernest C. McKenzie was found guilty of all charges against him following a day and a half long bench trial last month. The fire left Little Wabash Fire Protection volunteer firefighter Zack Weinberger of Grayville seriously injured.

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