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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's police chief is recommending the firing of two police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man who had been beaten and shocked a dozen times by a stun gun in an altercation with officers. Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a news conference Friday that he plans to fire two of four Omaha officers involved in the early Monday morning incident in which officers confronted Zachary Bearheels, 29, of Murdo, South Dakota.
PRESHO — A large grass fire required assistance from eight fire departments Friday, and one firefighter was sent to the hospital. Around 1 p.m. Friday, the Presho Fire Department was dispatched to a fire approximately 14 miles north of Presho, according to Fire Chief Donny Manger.
CANOVA — A Mitchell man is facing serious non-life threatening injuries after hitting a deer with a motorcycle Saturday night. Dustin Altstadt, 42, was driving northbound at 9:36 p.m. Saturday on 435th Avenue near 244th Street intersection, south of Canova, when a deer entered the roadway. Altstadt, who was driving a 2002 Yamaha YZF600R, struck the deer, which caused him to lay down the motorcycle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities say a Watertown teenager was shot and killed in an apparent neighborhood dispute. Police say a 30-year-old man shot 17-year-old Jayden Harley in the midsection with a handgun during an argument Saturday night. Harley died at a local hospital. Authorities say he was unarmed. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Codington County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $50,000 cash. Watertown police have scheduled a news conference Sunday afternoon to talk about the case.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Oacoma FORMER OASIS INN REOPENS WITH NEW NAME, OWNER: The Baymont Inn and Suites is now open at the former site of the Oasis Inn, which was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Memorial Day 2016. Previously a Kelly Inn property, the facility was purchased by Warren Hickey of AWB Hospitality last fall. The new Baymont has 53 rooms, four suites, a conference room, an indoor pool and an exercise area.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into the weekend. 1. Women are becoming more interested in becoming firefighters in South Dakota. Meet Tiffany Boehmer, who is Mitchell Fire Department's lone woman firefighter.
Q: Knowing that charges were brought forth in late May against a Mitchell couple allegedly operating an illegal day care at a residence in which a registered sex offender resides, what does the city of Mitchell do to regulate in-home day cares? Are background checks required? A: According to Mitchell City Attorney Justin Johnson, a conditional use permit granted by the Mitchell City Council is required to operate an in-home day care in Mitchell.
Here are the five stories you should know heading into Friday: 1. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds on Trump: "That's what people elected, they elected this man because he was a Washington, D.C. outsider, he has not been involved in government before."
ALPENA — A Jerauld County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman while wielding a machete. Juan Estrada-Varela, 51, of Alpena, was recently charged with assaulting his wife and holding her against her will while holding a machete and a hammer, according to court documents. At approximately 2:50 a.m. on May 29, the Jerauld County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to an assault at a residence near the intersection of Pine Avenue and Fifth Street in Alpena, court documents state.
Here are the five stories we think you should know heading into Thursday: 1. City officials have discouraged contact with Lake Mitchell following some stunning water quality test results.