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Mitchell police are looking for a man who evaded police in a car chase early Monday morning.
PLATTE —— A Platte woman was injured following a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning near Platte. Pattie DeGrotte, 49, of Platte, was transported to the hospital after her 2006 Jeep Liberty collided with a 2004 GMC Sierra hauling a horse trailer, driven by 64-year-old Larry Friedel, of Stuart, Neb. Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, said DeGrotte suffered minor injuries. At 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Friedel was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 44, 1 mile west of Platte.
PLATTE—Two Mitchell residents were arrested for burglary on Saturday after allegedly stealing a safe from a rural Platte home. Austin Weins, 20, and Blake Dorris, 19, were arrested after a robbery was reported to have taken place at the home of Leonard and Carol Weins between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Austin Weins is the grandson of Leonard and Carol. Aurora County Sheriff David Fink said Weins, Dorris and two juveniles allegedly entered the home and stole the safe containing cash, documents and other materials.
The Mitchell Police Department located a “person of interest” regarding an incident at a Mitchel gas station Sunday. A Nixle alert on Sunday afternoon from the department said the individual is an American Indian man with black hair, between 5 foot 3 inches and 5 foot 8 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Police say the man allegedly went into County Fair Food and Fuel on Havens Avenue in Mitchell around 10:15 a.m. Sunday and asked the clerk for the money in the register. He then made a motion with his arm as if he had a gun. The male then said he was joking and left the store, heading eastbound on Havens. Mitchell police issued another alert around 8:15 p.m. Sunday saying they had located the individual. No other information was immediately available.
Kevin and Louise Thurman, Mitchell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie, to Justin Adams, son of Barbara Jean Adams, of Mitchell. Ashley is a Registered Nurse at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, and Justin is a Firefighter/EMT in Mitchell. A wedding is set for Oct. 24 in Mitchell.
HERRICK—A Herrick man was indicted by a Gregory County grand jury on charges that include second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving, stemming from a vehicle crash that killed Steven Wheeler in May. Herris Lambley, 77, faces second degree manslaughter, reckless driving, stop sign violation and seat belt violation charges, the South Dakota Attorney General's Office said Friday. According to court documents, on May 26, Lambley failed to stop at a posted stop sign located at the intersection of 350th Avenue and 296th Street near Herrick.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain SHOPKO TO OPEN IN CHAMBERLAIN: Chamberlain will be the new home of a ShopKo Hometown store, with work beginning as early as Monday. According to Tom Ryan, a developer with Oppidan Investment Co., it will be a full-sized store, except the Chamberlain ShopKo will not have an Optical Department. After the city's Alco filed for bankruptcy, Chamberlain residents knew there would be an immediate need to fill the lost shopping needs. The building will be located north of the AmericInn hotel on
Q. I pass by the Corn Palace every night between 2:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., and there are three American flags flying on top of the building. Why are they not lit up, as required by flag decorum? A. According to the American Legion website, the Flag Code states that if a flag is displayed 24 hours a day, it must be properly illuminated after dark.
A Herrick man has been indicted on manslaughter charges, authorities announced Friday. Herris Gene Lambley, 77, Herrick, has been indicted by a Gregory County grand jury, according to a press release from the South Dakota Attorney General's Office.
HURON—Two men suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon. Around 4:53 p.m., a 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Ker Nger, 26, of Huron, was traveling southbound on South Dakota Highway 37, near mile marker 108, about 10 miles south of Huron, when he slowed down to turn left at an upcoming intersection, according to Tony Mangan, with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. A 2000 GMC Sierra driven by Andrew Thomas, 22, of Garretson, following Nger failed to slow down and collided with the rear end of Nger's vehicle, Mangan said. Nger and