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Around the Tri States: Hearing set in decomposed body case; Macomb police make meth arrests

Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

Preliminary hearing set in decomposed body case

A Maquon woman charged with felony concealment of death appeared via video conference on Wednesday in Knox County court.

Marcy Oglesby, 50, was arrested on a warrant after human remains were found in a Maquon storage unit.

Oglesby is represented by a public defender. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Oct. 31.

Macomb traffic stop yields meth arrests

Macomb police said they arrested four people early Wednesday after stopping their car for speeding.

The driver, Randall McDonald, 59, is charged with felony driving while license revoked and speeding. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Warren County.

Police said they found nearly 28 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle, several glass smoking devices, and a hypodermic needle. McDonald’s three passengers were subsequently arrested:

· Michael Huber, 72, is charged with possession of methamphetamine (less than five grams.)

· Robert Lewis, 40, is charged with possession of methamphetamine (less than five grams).

· Catherine Rudsell, 42, is charged with possession of methamphetamine (15 – 100 grams) methamphetamine delivery, possession of a narcotics instrument, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gannett implements mandatory furloughs

The country’s largest newspaper chain has announced mandatory furloughs and other measures affecting employees.

This comes as Gannett Media’s stock fell nearly 30% over the last month and after a large round of layoffs in August.

Gannett owns several newspapers in the region, including the McDonough County Voice, Burlington Hawkeye, and Galesburg Register-Mail.

Employees will be required to take five days of unpaid leave in December.

Gannett is also suspending the company match for its employees’ 401(k) plans.

The company is offering severance packages to employees who choose to resign.

Moon over Macomb returns

Moon Over Macomb returns Saturday in downtown Macomb.

The event has a costume parade for kids and pets, crafts and activities for kids, and horse-drawn trolley rides from 10 a.m. to noon.

The WIU Community School Music String Ensemble will perform at the Macomb Arts Center.

Activities are also planned at the Macomb Public Library and Western Illinois Museum.

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