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President Obama has called for flags at half-staff, effective immediately, out of respect for victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.
A Mitchell woman admitted Monday that she failed to notify her probation officer of a change in her job, address and phone number. Kellie Denise Eske-Delaney, 51, was arrested last June for possession of a controlled substance -- fentanyl, a controlled prescription drug -- and was given a suspended three-year prison sentence and put on probation. All or part of that suspended sentence could be reimposed for the violation. Sentencing was set for later this month.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Monday to failing to register as a sex offender. Daniel William Forcier, 26, was convicted of indecency with a child and sexual contact in 2004 in Texas, according to court documents. He moved to Mitchell in December, where he lived at 417 E. Seventh Ave., less than 500 feet from the grounds of Mitchell High School, court documents say, and never registered as a sex offender with the Mitchell Police Division. At the time of his arrest, court documents say, Forcier was babysitting two small children and didn't tell the mother he was a sex offender.
A man was arrested shortly after 3:30 a.m. Monday for allegedly threatening and cutting a woman with a knife at a residence in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson, Nicholas Stephen Aungie, 22, is charged with aggravated assault, a felony with a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine, for allegedly threatening and cutting a 26-year-old woman during a verbal altercation at a residence located in the 1700 block of N. Wisconsin St.
A Mitchell man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and 90 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance. Matthew Nunez, 19, pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge for illegally possessing a controlled prescription drug known as alprazolam, commonly referred to as Xanax. Fifty-seven days of Nunez's 90-day jail term were suspended. Nunez had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge on Jan. 8.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Monday to third-offense drunken driving. Jarrett Noem, 22, faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine for the charge, which was elevated to a felony because of Noem's two prior DUIs. According to court documents, a Mitchell police officer saw Noem stopped at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Main Street at approximately 2:24 a.m. March 16, and the traffic signals made two full cycles before Noem made a turn.
A Rapid City man was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 60 days in jail for a felony marijuana charge. Andrew Schorzmann, 26, was arrested after a Davison County Sheriff's Deputy found 5 ounces of marijuana during a Nov. 23 traffic stop on Highway 37 near Mitchell. He pleaded guilty to possession of more than 2 ounces but less than one-half pound of marijuana on Feb. 26. Schorzmann was also fined $500.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The Consolidated Board of Equalization will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to consider appeals to 2013 assessments. Tuesday's agenda includes: --9 a.m. Call to order; Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. --9:30 a.m. Accept bids for the remodeling of the former Central Electric building at 1420 N. Main St. --10 a.m.
BRIDGEWATER -- An Iowa man suffered only minor back injuries when the semi he was driving rolled onto its side and into a ditch Thursday afternoon on Highway 42 west of Bridgewater, but 25 hogs died. William Boucher Jr., 29, of Sioux City, Iowa, was eastbound on Highway 42 at about 3:30 p.m.
At least 264 poles maintained by rural electric cooperatives in southeast and eastern South Dakota were down as of Thursday afternoon, according to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association. That count was up from Wednesday as crews continued finding damage and making repairs. About 5,100 customers of association-member cooperatives were without power Thursday in the aftermath of the strong spring storm. The following county-organized list only includes electric cooperatives and does not include private electric utilities. Xcel Energy, a private utility, said around 24,00