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Warren Buffett's son becomes interim sheriff in Illinois

A son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett was sworn in Friday as interim sheriff of Macon County in central Illinois.

Dozens of friends and family were in attendance when Howard Buffett was sworn in by Macon County Circuit Judge A.G. Webber. He will begin full-time duties immediately and continue until a new sheriff is elected next fall.

Macon County Sheriff Thomas Schneider, a Democrat who has served as sheriff since 2008, announced in April that he would not seek re-election. He said in a statement Friday that he was retiring early.

Howard Buffett, 62, has been a Macon County undersheriff since September 2014 and has completed more than 3,300 hours of patrol...