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PLATTE -- Officials say the public is not at risk after a body was found Friday morning. Authorities have not released the name of the person, who was discovered at a residence in Platte, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. Agencies assisting in the investigation are the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Platte Police Department and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
Cabela's shareholders will decide next week whether to approve Bass Pro Shops' $4 billion plan to buy the company. The decision that will be made Tuesday comes after Bass Pro Shops' plan received the final OK from the Federal Trade Commission, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The move is also dependent upon the sale of Cabela's financial unit to Synovus Financial of Georgia and Capital One Financial, court documents state. The FTC was investigating the plan after expressing concern the merger would result in unfair competition, The Associated Press reported.
Mitchell police are investigating a domestic incident in which a man was allegedly sprayed with Mace by a woman. At about 2:10 p.m. Friday, Mitchell police responded to a report of a domestic incident in the 700 block of North Montana Street after receiving a report that a Mitchell woman sprayed a 31-year-old Mitchell man with Chemical Mace, a self-defense spray, authorities said. Police declined to disclose either person's name until the investigation concludes, but authorities believe the woman sprayed the man in self defense.
WINNER — A Winner woman was charged with burglary and child abuse after jumping from a seven-foot-high window to escape police while holding her infant child, authorities say. Teyaune Clairmont, 26, was arrested recently and charged with breaking into an apartment and abusing her 1-year-old child by carrying the infant while jumping out of a window, court documents state. At about midnight on July 1, law enforcement attempted to perform a welfare check on Clairmont but could not immediately locate her.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated sexual abuse of child, abusive sexual contact of a child and felony child abuse and neglect. Wendell Clark Archambeau, Jr. was indicted on Thursday. According to the first indictment, Archambeau is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child younger than 12 years old and abusing the same child in 2016, according to the United States Attorney's Office. The second indictment alleges Archambeau abused and engaged in two instances of sexual contact with a child younger than 12 in 2013.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Miner County MINER COUNTY BANK TO MERGE INTO RIVERS EDGE: Don Nolan, president of Miner County Bank, recently announced the bank's intent to merge its operations with two affiliate banks. Miner County Bank will merge with Farmers State Bank, of Marion, Bridgewater and Parker; and South Dakota and First State Bank of Hawarden, Iowa. The combined operations, to be called Rivers Edge Bank, will have total assets of approximately $180 million.
Here are five stories you should know Friday: 1. Here's the history and background on the "Goofy Pool," located in eastern Mitchell. 2. Mitchell native and South Dakota State University standout Macy Miller's knee is at about 80 percent, she says . She's looking forward to the upcoming season.
SCOTLAND — Two people were injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash near Scotland. Nineteen-year-old Justin Kaskie, of Irene, and a 66-year-old male driver sustained minor injuries when Kaskie drove through the intersection of South Dakota Highways 46 and 25 and collided with the 66-year-old man, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
PRESHO — An abandoned home in Presho was destroyed in a Wednesday night fire that officials say was sparked by lightning. The building that had been empty for several years caught fire at 9:41 p.m. as a storm rolled through the area and sat on the east edge of town, according to Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger. When firefighters arrived on scene, the building was completely engulfed in flames, so crews from Presho and Kennebec monitored the scene and allowed it to burn out mostly on its own, Manger said.
Here are five stories to know headed into Thursday, July 6. 1. Mitchell residents may have illegally fired off fireworks on the Fourth of July, but one local official says they're not so easy to catch in the act. 2. The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team rallied for a comeback win to close out a doubleheader on Wednesday. Read here to find out how they did it.