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DELMONT -- A male driver was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday about 3.5 miles north of Delmont on 402nd Avenue. The accident was handled by the Highway Patrol. Further details were not immediately available. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the injured driver was taken to Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
WAGNER -- A 12-year-old is in custody in connection with the Wednesday death of a 2-year-old girl in rural Wagner. The investigation into the case is ongoing, says a news release issued Thursday afternoon by the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is also involved. The 2-year-old girl was discovered in a residence located at 38406 299th St. in rural Wagner. A 911 call from the residence reported that the child was not breathing.
ALEXANDRIA -- A burn ban is now in place in Hanson County effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice, according to county officials.
HURON -- The Jerauld County K9 unit, Deputy Shane Mentzer and Ajax, a Belgian Malinois dog, assisted the Huron Police Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol in a drug bust Monday. The Huron Police Department Special Response Team and South Dakota Highway Patrol Alpha Team executed four search warrants on residences in Huron based on investigations by the state Division of Criminal Investigation, according to a release from the Huron Police Department. Agents seized an undisclosed amount of marijuana, methamphetamine and cash from the residences and arrested five suspects for vari
GREGORY -- A Gregory woman died in a single-vehicle accident near state Highway 47 about six miles north of Gregory around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Katie Lou Kolbe, 19, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer northbound on Highway 47 when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle entered the east ditch and then slid back across the highway and into the west ditch, where it rolled. Kolbe, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details were immediately available. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.
Three people were transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital Sunday after a C-130 Hercules Air Force plane crashed while fighting the White Draw fire, according to the Rapid City Journal. A helicopter landed near the crash site and airlifted the victims from the scene to Custer. They were transported by ambulance to Rapid City. Pat Cross, incident management spokesman, said Sunday search and rescue crews were on their way, but didn't know any further details.
If it's July, it's budget time. The Davison County commissioners will have a preliminary discussion of the 2013 budget when they meet in regular session at 9 a.m. at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The commissioners also will discuss pending insurance payouts from hail damage to county vehicles during the May 5 hailstorm. The agenda includes: 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. 9:30 a.m. Welfare Director Dawn Grissom with a welfare report. 9:45 a.m.
Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available on these days and times at the itinerant offices: Tuesday: Wagner: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Howard: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wessington Springs: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fort Thompson: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday: Armour: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plankinton: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information, contact Kristin Kellar at 773-3165.
SALEM -- A power surge in the control system of Salem's water treatment plant may be to blame for the recent water shortage, a city official said. A failed component in the plant's computer-run control system was blamed for shutting down normal water service in the city from Wednesday morning until late Thursday afternoon. Bill Selland, the city's water and sewer superintendent, said in an interview Friday that a power surge likely caused the part to fail. Whatever the cause, Selland said service is now back to normal, and the water tower was completely refilled by about 11 p.m.
A 27-year-old man was arrested June 22 for allegedly breaking into at least two vehicles parked near the intersection of East 10th Avenue and North Langdon Street in Mitchell. Samuel Courtney Farrell faces two counts of criminal entry of a motor vehicle after police received a report from a resident of Farrell allegedly taking items from inside her car.