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Morning Briefing: Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Find out what's going on in Canton this Thursday.

1. Weather: There will be sunny skies over Canton today with a high of 57 degrees, reports the National Weather Service. Tonight's low will be 31 degrees.

2. In Case You Missed It: The Canton Police Department still has not identified the man who was found dead behind Canton Marketplace Sunday morning. A reader of Canton-Sixes Patch who thought his friend may have been the man submitted a photo of the friend to us, and we passed it along to the police. The police have told us the man in the picture is not the man found Sunday.

3. Happening Now: Tonight is the predicted peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower. Find out how you can watch the shooting stars in your own backyard, and start making plans to enjoy the celestial display!

4. Looking Ahead: Former Canton Police Department spokeswoman Stacy Bailey has been fired by the department for her role in purchasing a golf cart for the son of the police chief she was having an affair with. Patch has received documents from both sides of the story and will be presenting the findings and how the situation stands at 10 a.m.

5. On This Date in History: On Dec. 13, 1862, Union forces under the command of Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside assualted well-prepared Confederate defenses at the Battle of Fredericksburg in Maryland. The battle was an utter disaster for the Union, whose troops were slaughtered by Confederate musket fire well before they reached the stone wall the Southerners were using for cover.

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