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GREGORY — Nobody was injured but a home was destroyed in a Friday night fire in Gregory. Gregory and Burke firefighters responded to the call of a fire at approximately 12:54 p.m. at 414 Rosebud Ave. in Gregory, where a blaze broke out in the basement of the house and spread throughout the structure, according to Gregory Fire Chief Jason Bartling. There were at least two people home at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to get out safely, Bartling said. Two pet cats were unaccounted for as of Friday night.
A Fort Thompson man was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle and crashing it into a tree. On Jan. 5, Mitchell police received a report of a stolen vehicle, and shortly after were dispatched to a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in a residential yard, according to court documents. The reporting party said a male had walked away from the crash, and police located the man, identified as 36-year-old Conrad Fleury, approximately four blocks from the crash site.
A jackknifed semi that crashed due to icy conditions closed Interstate 90 Sunday near Mitchell for about an hour and 45 minutes. Authorities said no one was injured when the semi lost traction on a slight incline prior to reaching an overhead bridge. The passenger side of the vehicle made contact with a guardrail and the trailer crashed into another guard rail. Traffic was diverted off I-90 and around the crash scene.
LYMAN COUNTY — A Huron woman was arrested after crashing her vehicle, lying to police about her identity and having drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. On Jan. 5, Emily Huether drove her vehicle into the ditch on South Dakota Highway 47, near mile marker 47 in Lyman County, according to court documents. When South Dakota Highway Patrol officers arrived, she allegedly said her name was Emily Thames, but it was later determined her last name is Huether.
LAKE ANDES — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Lake Andes man for assaulting a pregnant woman during an argument about $30. On Dec. 28, 19-year-old Rashawn Pease and a woman got into an argument about money, during which Pease began slapping the woman. He then pulled her to the ground by her hair and kicked her "all over her body," according to court documents. The woman claims Pease intentionally kicked her in the stomach to harm her unborn child.
WINNER — A Colome woman was arrested for eluding and driving under the influence after leading police on a brief chase near Colome. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, a Tripp County deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle going 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. The vehicle continued without stopping, even after the officer activated his emergency lights. The vehicle, driven by 40-year-old Lisa Slotsky, of Colome, drove approximately two miles before turning south onto U.S. Highway 183 and continued for a short distance before entering the road's ditch.
GROTON — A 34-year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon near Groton. At 1:35 p.m., a 2011 Nissan Rogue was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the vehicle veered off the road and eventually hit a metal shipping container, located in the ditch at a construction site, authorities said.
BERESFORD — A 25-year-old man was ejected from his vehicle when it went off the roadway and rolled Saturday night. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said the man, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Platte BENEFIT AUCTION PLANNED: A benefit is planned for Paysen Munneke, a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare blood disease. The disease has caused a decrease in Paysen's kidney function. The benefit, featuring an auction, will be held Jan. 27 in Platte. The location and time of the benefit was not listed. For more information, contact Erynn Meyerink at (605) 680-0638. — The Platte Enterprise Presho
WAGNER — A 46-year-old Wagner man was arrested for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave a residence and threatening her with what was believed to be a gun. At approximately 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 4, Wagner officers received a call from a frantic female saying David Cournoyer would not allow her to leave a residence all day. She said Cournoyer had a handgun he threatened her with, and he broke her phone and iPad so she could not call for help, according to court documents. The woman was eventually able to get away and call officers.