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FREEMAN—Authorities are looking for a teen from rural Freeman. Ray Christian, a 16-year-old student at Freeman High School, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, according to officials with the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office. Hutchinson County Deputy Dan Schulte said Christian is 6'5" and 170 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Hutchinson County officials believe he likely ran away, but said his mom, Pam Christian, is worried for her son's safety. Contact the Hutchinson County Sheriff at (605) 387-2341 with any information about Christian's whereabouts.
ALEXANDRIA—Four people died Thursday in a two-vehicle accident east of Alexandria, according to officials. Names have not yet been released pending notification of family members, but the South Dakota Department of Public Safety confirmed Friday morning that three men and one woman died in the car crash, which was around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 90, 3 miles east of Alexandria. According to the department, there was one person in one of the vehicles, a 1995 Chevy pickup.
Boaters enjoying South Dakota's Lewis and Clark Lake should expect to have their boats inspected when coming off the water in upcoming weeks. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks announced Thursday that several boats moored in the Yankton reservoir were discovered to have zebra mussels attached. The mussels were of multiple sizes, indicating that zebra mussels are reproducing in Lewis and Clark Lake. In November 2014, a single adult mussel was found by the South Dakota GF&P staff on a dock removed from the lake.
ALEXANDRIA -- At least one person has died in a fiery car crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Alexandria, according to authorities. Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision around 4:30 p.m. on I-90, the result of one person going the wrong way down the interstate, according to Tony Mangan, with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Mangan confirmed Thursday evening that there was a fatality as a result of the accident, but declined to provide further details because emergency responders were still at the scene.
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo, an American CIA agent, opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network" and "The Lone Ranger") as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian KGB agent, to team up to fight international terrorists in this new action adventure. Director Guy Ritchie made this fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. The two agents are forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, and team up with U.N.C.L.E.
WOONSOCKET — Marian Andersen, Woonsocket, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 23082 394th Ave., Woonsocket, S.D., 57385.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Jerry Bennett, Wessington Springs, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 22. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 601 State Ave.,Wessington Springs, S.D., 57382.
SPEARFISH—Vivian (Bradwisch) Jacobs, Spearfish, formerly of White Lake/Stickney, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1111 Crow Peak Lane, Spearfish, S.D., 57783.
PARKSTON — Darlene Mogck, Parkston, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 22. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 194, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Marcella (Kayser) Hollmann, Mitchell, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Aug. 24. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Brooklane, Room 310, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.