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WASHINGTON D.C. — One of South Dakota’s top lawmakers was involved in trail vs. truck collision Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds posted on Twitter early Wednesday that he was one of several Republican lawmakers and aides on board of an Amtrak train that collided with at least one vehicle. Reports said the train was carrying several to the annual Republican party conference in West Virginia when it struck a truck.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. 1. Plenty of action in high school basketball from Tuesday night -- In a nailbiter, the Platte-Geddes boys beat Chamberlain in overtime.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15. • Tamara Lynn Mohr, 19, Mitchell; failure to make proper stop at stop intersection; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Curtis James Holub, 68, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; speeding on interstate highway; $19 fine; $66 costs. • Dana Marie Deinert, 33, Mitchell; careless driving; $60 fine; $60 costs. • Ryan Gregory Griffith, 26, Lewisburg, West Virginia; speeding on interstate highway; $39 fine; $66 costs.
Good morning and welcome to need-to-know. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018: 1. Great news: The Mitchell Public Library had a record year in 2017. 2. A Gregory man was sentenced to eight years for '45 minutes of nonstop assault'
GREGORY — A Gregory man was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing "severe trauma" to a woman after she asked him to watch her child and he wanted to nap. Whitney Covey, 35, pleaded guilty in December to domestic abuse aggravated assault causing bodily injury with indifference to human life, and was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison with seven years suspended and credit for 196 days served. Covey was also ordered to pay more than $12,000 in fines.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was arrested for third-degree rape after allegedly having intercourse with an unconscious woman. According to court documents the 18-year-old victim went to David Andrews' house after work and he gave her alcoholic drinks. The victim told police she couldn't remember anything after drinking the alcohol, but woke up and Andrews was allegedly engaging in intercourse with her. When talking to police, the victim could not sit up without the support of a friend and passed out repeatedly. She also vomited multiple times.
Good morning and welcome to need-to-know. Here is what we think you should know headed into Monday, Jan. 28, 2018: 1. Officials responded to a residential fire Sunday morning in Armour , but no one was injured. 2. Cadwell Park in Mitchell is hosting the 2019 Class A state Legion baseball tournament.
A Mitchell man convicted of rape in 2017 was sentenced last week to decades in prison. Rodney Helseth, 57, was sentenced to 30 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary after pleading guilty to five counts of fourth-degree rape. Circuit Court Judge Chris Giles imposed the maximum amount of prison time for each count, but suspended 45 years provided he abides by conditions imposed. Helseth must pay $7,520 in fines and court fees, repay court-appointed attorney fees and pay for counseling costs for the victim for the next two years.
A Minnesota was sentenced to five years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for assaulting a Mitchell woman. Eustace Miles, 50, Moorhead, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2017 for punching the victim, hitting her with an extension cord and belt. He also stabbed a pair of scissors into the victim's ear, puncturing her eardrum. Miles must pay $5,161.97 in fines, court costs and restitution to the victim.
ARMOUR — Firefighters responded to a residential fire Sunday morning in Armour, according to officials. Armour Fire Chief Travis Sparks said no one was injured but the people living in the structure will be displaced, although it is not considered a loss. Sparks is not releasing the cause of the fire, but he said it's not suspicious. Firefighters were on scene for about 60 to 90 minutes. Sparks declined to provide the name of the people who own the building.