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PIERRE (AP) — Authorities have identified California woman whose body was found in an SUV stopped after a high-speed chase in South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley's office said Thursday that the body of 58-year-old Michelle Walsh was found in the rear of the vehicle after a chase with 30-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen, of California. Lommen faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving. Jackley says South Dakota authorities are working with California officials on the death investigation. The results of an autopsy are pending.
PIERRE (AP) — State authorities are investigating after officials allegedly found a dead woman's body in a vehicle following a high-speed chase in South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley's office said Tuesday a 30-year-old California man has been arrested on several charges. Authorities say a Highway Patrol trooper on Monday observed the suspect driving over 100 mph on I-90 in western South Dakota. Officials say the trooper attempted to pull the driver over, but the suspect didn't stop.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are investigating the armed robbery of a business on New Year's Eve. Authorities say robbers armed with a gun entered the business about 7:30 a.m. Sunday and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt. The name of the business wasn't released due to Marsy's Law, which protects the rights of crime victims.
SISSETON (AP) — A Sisseton man injured in a three-vehicle crash in the town last month later died of his injuries. The Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Tony Gutierrez was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle that collided with a car on state Highway 10 while trying to turn into a parking lot the afternoon of Dec. 11. The SUV overturned and slid into another SUV that was leaving the parking lot. Gutierrez was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital. Authorities say he died of his injuries on Dec. 23. No one else was seriously hurt in the crash.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A dog missing for nearly a week in Sioux Falls is back with its owner. Mandy Klinkhammer of Omaha, Nebraska, was visiting her parents in Sioux Falls on Christmas Eve when her boxer Lola ran out of the garage. That set off a frantic search to find the 1-year-old dog during a frigid South Dakota winter. A Facebook group called "Looking for Lola" sprang up a few days later. By New Year's Eve it had over 6,000 members coordinating search parties and sharing sightings. The Argus Leader reports Lola was found huddled under a tree on Sunday.
CUSTER (AP) — Authorities in southwestern South Dakota say five people managed to escape a house fire in Custer. The Pennington County fire administrator says all five were treated and released from a Custer hospital. The blaze broke out Saturday night. The fire caused extensive damage to the home, but firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other structures. Firefighters battled the blaze in temperatures as low as 13 degrees below zero (minus 25 Celsius). No firefighters were hurt. The cause is under investigation.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A medical clinic in Rapid City is trying to convert 3,000-square-feet (279-sq. meters) of its unused space into a mental health center for their 14,000 area patients. The City Council authorized Mayor Steve Allender and the finance department director to sign an agreement to divert $520,000 from a city fund toward the space in mid-December. The Community Health Center of the Black Hills first had their mental health center funding approved in 2016.
BLACK HILLS (AP) — A group in western South Dakota provides emotional support and resources to people who have lost a family member or a friend to suicide. The Front Porch Coalition's loss team is dispatched by Black Hills law enforcement to offer resources, information and comfort after a suicide.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A cattle herd in north-central Nebraska's Wheeler County where a cow tested positive for bovine tuberculosis remains in quarantine as authorities test other animals.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a man accused of abusing his 3-month-old son is facing more charges now that the boy has died. Police say 26-year-old Alejandro Salgado De Jesus was first arrested on Dec. 11, two days after his son was taken to the hospital while unresponsive. De Jesus was charged with aggravated battery to an infant and abuse or cruelty to an infant.