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A Harrisburg man was arrested for his sixth DUI in the past 11 years. Brent Witt, 32, was arrested in McCook County on August 2 and charged with DUI.
A Mitchell man was arrested in August for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Dymen Garcia, 19, was allegedly found by two Mitchell police officers having sex with 14-year-old girl at about 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 21 in a vehicle on the 600 block of East Second Avenue. Speaking with Patrol Officer Cory Hartley, Dymen did not deny the incident, saying Hartley "was there and saw what happened," according to court documents. A PBT revealed Dymen's blood alcohol content to be 0.176.
CHAMBERLAIN — Two Chamberlain residents were arrested for child abuse when a 4-year-old boy was allegedly left in a vehicle for about five hours. Shane Eagle Feather, 31, and wife Talisa Fleury, 25, of Chamberlain, allegedly left their son, Lenzy, in a Ford Explorer parked at the Silver Dollar Bar on North Main Street in Chamberlain. At about 1:40 a.m. on Aug.
A Mitchell man was arrested last month for sexual contact with a 6-year-old. John Fredericks, 45, allegedly touched the child for approximately 30 seconds, according to court documents. The incident was reported by the child's mother on Aug. 30, and Fredericks was arrested by Mitchell police that day.
Going once, going twice, sold for $15,000. The city of Mitchell sold dozens of items at Tuesday's annual surplus auction to generate $15,249.92 for the city. According to Finance Officer Michelle Bathke, 46 bid numbers were issued at the auction, which was held at a 5:30 p.m. at an impound lot in northern Mitchell. Of the items sold, a 1994 Elgin Street Sweeper was the highest dollar item, bringing in $2,700.
Interveners to Northwestern Energy's proposed rate increase have agreed to suspend its Public Utilities Commission application schedule. After 34 years, Northwestern Energy is requesting to raise its rates by 20.2 percent, which equates to an additional $16.76 per month for the average customer. Larger Northwestern customers like Wal-Mart, Toshiba American Business Solutions, Trail King Industries and Redfield Energy have petitioned to intervene in the PUC evidentiary hearing against the rate increase. According to Wal-Mart's petition, the company with 15 facilities and more than 4,700 empl
Students at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary were evacuated Tuesday amid reports of a false alarm gas leak at the adjoining Mitchell Recreation Center. At about 2 p.m., school officials received the report of a potential natural gas leak.
TRIPP —— A Winner woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing someone's ATV while drunk. Teresa Turnquist, 37, allegedly stole an ATV, worth $26,000 and owned by Allen Bowling, on Aug. 17. Tripp County Sheriff Shawn Pettit could reportedly smell alcohol coming from Turnquist. A PBT showed Turnquist's blood alcohol content to be 0.182.
Firefighters from Fedora and Alexandria on Monday extinguished a fire about 14 miles north of Alexandria that burned about 20 to 30 acres of grass. According to Adam North, assistant fire chief for the Fedora Fire Department, a mower sparked a fire at about 4:20 p.m. The mower was run by Dick Muth, owner of the land, North said. The fire was northwest of the intersection of 421st Avenue and 244th Street in Miner County, about a quarter-mile north of the Hanson County line. North said 17 Fedora firefighters responded alongside about 15 from Alexandria.
Mitchell police arrested a man following an incident at a Mitchell gas station on Sunday. David Larvie, 24, of Mitchell, was arrested Sunday evening, several hours after an incident at County Fair Food and Fuel convenience store. According to a press release from the Mitchell Police Division, Larvie allegedly confronted a female clerk at about 10:15 a.m.