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Headlines for Thursday, October 3, 2013

Casillas, Jeffrey (2)27-year-old Jeffrey David Casillas of Enfield has been jailed on charges he sexually abused a female relative under the age of 18.  White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud has charged Casillas with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  The judge has set bond at $100,000. Investigators allege that the sexual contact occurred during the month of September. If convicted, Casillas faces up to 7 years in prison on each of the class-2 felony charges.

Three people were injured Wednesday night in a drunk driving accident in Gallatin County. State Police say that 23-year-old Ryne Johnson of Harrisburg missed an intersection in rural Gallatin County and ran into a ditch.  He and two passengers, 20-year-old Laura Hubbs of Equality and 21-year-old Ashley Terry of Harrisburg were taken to the hospital in Eldorado following the 10:42 p.m. crash.  Ashley Terry was later transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  Johnson was cited for DUI.

Frontier Community College has plans to begin a sports program in the fall semester next year. Voting for a college mascot is underway and will continue through Nov., 29.  The choices are the Bobcats, Mustangs and Wolverines.  Votes can be cast on the Frontier website, mailed to the college, or dropped off at the Learning Resource Center. The first two athletic programs to start next fall are golf and cross country.

The Fairfield Lions Club has pledged $4,000 to the Fairfield Beautification Committee for improvements to Wasson Park.  The club raised $3,600 recently when they raffled off a hog.

An outside search firm is being hired to find a replacement for retiring SIU President Glenn Poshard.  Poshard, a native of White County, is retiring in June of next year.

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