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A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly killing a woman by asphyxiation. Thirty-nine-year-old James Brinker is accused of stuffing a 36-year-old woman’s mouth with a sock, tying a cloth belt around her face, wrapping the woman in a blanket and leaving her on a mattress for a “significant period of time,” leading to her death, according to the Mitchell Police Division.
Becky's Vans is officially out of business. Mitchell resident Robert Phillips purchased the company in September and will operate the taxi service under a new name. "We are going to get out and try and do a better service," Phillips said. The new service will operate under the name of Express Cab Service, LLC. According to Phillips, fares will be $5 per ride and he has two cabs ready for service. The phone number that was previously used for Becky's Vans will remain the same. The phone number to reach Express Cab Service, LLC is 605-770-5613.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he is currently accepting internship applications for spring 2018. The deadline to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is Nov. 1, 2017. College credit is available.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Aja McDaniel, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. She was sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail with credit for six days already served.
Mitchell Area Safehouse and Family Visitation Center was awarded a grant to upgrade security systems and equipment. The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded a South Dakota fund grant for $3,250 to the Mitchell Area Safehouse. According to Candy George, Family Visitation Center coordinator, the funds will be used to purchase a camera to monitor the evening classes held at Mitchell Area Safehouse.
A Lake Andes man fled the courtroom after he was asked to submit to a urinalysis test before his sentence hearing Tuesday in Mitchell. Joshua Flyinghawk, 37, appeared in front of Judge Chris Giles at the Davison County Public Safety Center for a sentence hearing for a probation violation.
A Mitchell man and woman were charged with allegedly robbing an individual at the M and H gas station in Mitchell. Schylar Dubray, 22, and Hannah Webster, 20, were charged with second-degree robbery and a warrant for their arrest was issued on Oct. 12. According to court documents on Aug. 16, Dubray intentionally took money by force from Honorio Bernabe Gabriel-Chilel at the M and H gas station in Mitchell. Dubray was accompanied by Webster and "a couple other individuals." Gabriel-Chilel and camera footage from M and H identified Dubray.
"Donny was calm to the chaos." The South Dakota Fire Marshal's Office released the obituary and funeral announcement for Donald "Donny" Manger on Tuesday morning on behalf of the Presho Volunteer Fire Department. Manger died from a medical condition Saturday while working at a structure fire in rural Lyman County.
ALPENA — An Alpena hog barn was destroyed in a fire on Sunday evening, according to officials. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a 911 call was received by the Alpena Fire Department about a hog barn on fire one mile north and one mile west of Alpena. "It was fully engulfed by the time we got there," said Alpena Fire Department Chief Gary Orth.
Here are five things to know headed into Monday, Oct. 16, 2017: 1. A Presho firefighter was killed over the weekend. "Donny" Manger, 54, died Saturday. 2. The Mitchell City Council is considering renaming the Corn Palace court after longtime basketball coach Gary Munsen.