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Man stabbed, arrested after intervening in argument
A Macomb man was arrested after intervening in a verbal argument between a man and a woman in the 500 block of North Johnson Street.
Treshawn Howard, 22, is charged with mob action and aggravated battery.
Police said Howard observed the argument and began beating the couple.
The couple was also hit with a large speaker box. It is believed others were involved in assaulting the couple.
The female then stabbed Howard with a knife in self-defense.
Howard was treated and released from McDonough District Hospital before his arrest.
Police said more arrests are likely.
CO suffers brain bleed from inmate attack
An inmate at the Des Moines County Correctional Center is charged with assault and willful injury after attacking a correctional officer on May 30.
Surveillance video reviewed by the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office shows Victor Gonzalez, 23, of Mount Pleasant punched the correctional officer in the head several times.
The correctional officer tried to deploy a taser at Gonzales, but was not successful. Then Gonzalez continued punching the correctional officer in the head.
The officer was later treated for a brain bleed at the University of Iowa hospital.
Schellenberger to lead Culver-Stockton
Culver-Stockton College has chosen its 28th president.
The board of trustees approved the appointment of Lauren Schellenberger.
She currently serves as the college’s provost and vice president for academic affairs and will begin her new role on July First.
She succeeds Douglas Palmer who left the college for a position at Siena Heights University in Michigan.
Road work on Illinois 116 in Henderson County
Daily lane closures on Illinois Route 116 at the railroad overpass at Media began this week.
The Illinois Department of Transportation said BNSF Railway crews are making repairs to the overpass.
I-DOT expects the project to be completed by June 14.
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