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Around the Tri States: Macomb man charged with sexual assault of a child; arrest in Burlington shots-fired incident

Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

A weekly roundup of news from around the region.

Macomb man charged with sexual assault of a child

A Macomb man was arrested on three counts of predatory sexual assault of a child.

Joshua Dye, 25, was taken into custody with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force after an investigation by Macomb police. They say the investigation is ongoing and other charges may be filed.

Dye remains in custody at the McDonough County jail.

Arrest in Burlington shot-fired incident

A Chicago area man has been arrested for a shots-fired incident earlier this month in Burlington.

Dontrell McMiller, 29, of Dolton was also wanted for a 2018 murder in Cook County.

Burlington police say they reviewed surveillance video in the 200 block of South Eighth Street to locate the suspect in the May 14 shots-fired incident.

McMiller originally gave officers a false name.

He’s now charged with murder in Illinois and on firearm and false identification charges in Iowa.

New women’s sports coming to WIU

As part of its move to the Ohio Valley Conference, Western Illinois University is adding three sports for women.

The beach volleyball, bowling, and STUNT teams will begin competing in the 2024-25 school year.

The university described STUNT as an emerging college sport that combines the technical and athletic components of cheer into a competitive format.

With the additions, Western will offer 12 sports for women.

Blood, platelet donations needed

A recent drop in blood donations means there could be fewer transfusions for patients are needed.

Donations are critical as Memorial Day weekend approaches and in the weeks after, according to the American Red Cross.

Type O donations are especially needed.

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