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A judge authorized the early release Tuesday of a Colorado man serving 180 days in Davison County Jail after he was arrested in Mitchell with more than 1 pound of marijuana in November. Casey Stephen Whitney, 36, of Montrose, Colo., was sentenced Feb. 7 to five years of probation and 180 days in jail after he was caught with approximately 1.5 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle by South Dakota state troopers Nov.
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony drug possession after being arrested in December in Mitchell. Skyler Jonathan Stradley, of Spokane, Wash., pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of hashish after South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers found the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop Dec.
A 19-year-old Mitchell man pleaded no contest to accusations he exposed himself to two young boys between June 1 and Dec.
South Dakotans are "more confident" about their economic condition.
Craig Guymon, owner of a local insurance firm, has filed petitions to run for the Mitchell Board of Education. He turned in his petitions Friday and district business manager Steve Culhane said the signatures were verified. Mitchell resident Ed Potzler also recently announced his candidacy for the board. School board incumbents Neil Putnam and Theresa Kriese have also submitted petitions. The top two vote-getters in the June 5 election will win the two board positions.
Davison County Register of Deeds Deb Young will give her annual report to the County Commission Tuesday. Young is scheduled to offer the report to the commissioners at 11:30 a.m. The commissioners will meet in the Davison County Commissioner's room at the Davison County Courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave. in Mitchell. Here is the rest of the agenda: 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes, citizens' input and items for information only. 9:30 a.m.: Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg on open road supplies and materials bids.
Mitchell's high temperature hit 84 degrees Friday, which set a new record for that date. The previous record was 79 degrees, which was set in 1966. Today's forecast calls for areas of fog before 11 a.m., then clearing to mostly sunny with a high near 81.
Two Mitchell teenagers have been hospitalized after having adverse medical reactions to a drug they were told was LSD. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety is investigating, but in a statement issued Friday afternoon said the type of drug actually taken by the two minors remains unknown. The drug is described as being a white, aspirin-sized pill with no identifiable markings, and the statement says investigators believe more teenagers may have been given or sold the drug, which seems to cause hallucinations, vomiting, increased heart rate, disjointed thought process and strange b
A man on federal probation was arrested by Mitchell police at a local bar Monday for allegedly stealing $580 from a woman's purse. George Jerry Bamsey, 26, of Mitchell, was charged with first-degree petty theft for a Feb. 8 incident at Moonlight Bar and Lounge.
A Winner man pleaded not guilty Monday to failure to register as a sex offender. Burton W. King, 51, appeared before a federal judge and pleaded not guilty to a grand jury's indictment. If convicted, King faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. King was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not yet been set.