Daily Republic News
- Member for
- 4 years 2 months
TRIPP — Charges are pending against a Tripp teenager following a pickup vs. semi collision Friday in which two people sustained minor injuries. Kenneth Meisenhoelder, 15, was transported to the Parkston hospital after the 1998 Chevy Silverado he was driving pulled through the intersection of U.S. Highway 18 and 411th Avenue, which is ½ mile north of Tripp, colliding with a 1979 Peterbilt Conventional.
SALEM — Charges are pending against an 18-year-old man from Macomb, Michigan, following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening three miles south of Salem. Daniel Butler sustained minor injuries when the 2014 Ford Fusion he was driving exited Interstate 90 at the U.S. Highway 81 exit and collided with a 2010 Toyota Camry at about 4:50 p.m. Officials did not specify the charges Butler faces.
Here are the stories to know Thursday: 1. Gov. Daugaard on Wednesday to school superintendents: "We can't just say to our kids, 'Go to college.' We need to say to our kids to find a skill or credential that has value."
A Mitchell man faces four felony charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend with a necklace. On July 11, 41-year-old David Walker allegedly strangled his girlfriend with a necklace she was wearing, according to court documents, and the woman was unable to breathe.
A 24-year-old man is wanted for escape after leaving a treatment facility without authorization, officials with the Davison County Jail say. James Wesly Spino, 24, is described by law enforcement as a 5-foot-8, 150-pound Native American male who has numerous tattoos on his right arm, chest and back.
KIMBALL — A thermal misalignment is to blame for the 14-car train derailment near Kimball on Saturday, officials say. Mark Cutright, of Dakota Southern Railway, said Wednesday a thermal misalignment — a "kink or swing" in the rail — caused the train to derail off the track Saturday afternoon, approximately six miles east of Kimball near exit 289 on Interstate 90. "It's nothing new to railroading. It happens," Cutright said. Officials are in the middle of cleaning up the wreck area, Cutright said, with hopes of reopening the track by today.
Here are five stories we think you need to know heading into Wednesday. 1. A Gregory man has been charged with second-degree murder for "45 minutes of nonstop assault." 2. Could the Hutchinson County Courthouse be on the move? Area officials ponder the options.
KIMBALL — A south-central South Dakota railroad that sustained "significant damage" in a Saturday derailment could be repaired by the end of the week, according to officials. As of Tuesday afternoon, the 14 derailed train cars had been removed from the track and work had begun to fix the damaged track, according to Brule County Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton. First, crews with Dakota Southern — the company that owns the railroad — will fill the area with rock and then begin repairing the track, Benton said.
A Mitchell man faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in which he allegedly threatened his housemates with a knife. According to court documents, an argument on July 7 between Dominic Starironshell and Shakia Sharkey, the mother of his children, progressed and Sharkey sprayed mace in Starironshell's eyes. As Starironshell was washing his eyes with water at the kitchen sink, he allegedly grabbed a large knife from the counter. After he grabbed the knife, another housemate, Schylar Dubray grabbed a baseball bat.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Tuesday. 1. One official believes there's nothing that could have been done differently to avoid the weekend's 14-day train derailment near Kimball.