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It’s a snow day. Mitchell School District and John Paul II Elementary are closed Monday. Superintendent Joe Graves early Monday morning made the decision to cancel school due to a rain-snow storm expected to cover South Dakota today and Tuesday morning.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was arrested for marijuana possession while a passenger during a traffic stop. On Feb. 26, a Chamberlain police officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle, and noticed 30-year-old Jeffrey McGee in the passenger seat. McGee had a detainer for missing a meeting with his probation officer, so he was placed under arrest. While performing a search, officers found a baggie with marijuana in McGee's pants pocket. A urine sample tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 29 and Feb. 12.
Authorities are searching for a man they say did not return to jail following a furlough on Friday. Jeremy Moore, 40, was granted a furlough that began at 10:30 a.m. and he failed to return at the required time later that day, according to the Davison County Sheriff’s Office.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Avon BON HOMME FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE: The Bon Homme Family Practice Clinic received a surprise visit recently from the South Dakota Department of Health, and received a perfect score during its impromptu examination. As a certified clinic, periodic, unannounced visits are required to ensure continued compliance with conditions of certification. The visit included a review of policies, staff licensure, patient records and emergency preparedness.
KIMBALL—One person sustained minor injuries when a semi overturned Friday night on Interstate 90 near Kimball. Sioux Falls resident Sergey Oleksyuk, 43, was driving a semi westbound on I-90 at approximately 9:02 p.m., near mile marker 282, when the vehicle drifted into the passing lane and into the median, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. As Oleksyuk attempted to return to the roadway, the semi and trailer overturned and slid across the westbound lanes into the north ditch.
MCCOOK COUNTY -- One person was killed in a Friday night crash in eastern McCook County. At approximately 11:13 p.m., a 2006 Pontiac Montana driven by a 43-year-old woman was traveling east on Interstate 90, five miles west of Humboldt, when it left the roadway, entered the median and rolled, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A touch of spring is on the way this weekend, and then winter will roll back in. Mitchell is forecasted to see a high of about 47 degrees Saturday before a rain-snow blast overcomes much of South Dakota starting Sunday and lasting through early next week. Brad Adams, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said rain will begin Sunday night and very early Monday morning.
A registered sex offender in Mitchell is accused of residing at a residence where he was not authorized to stay, according to recently filed court documents. Mitchell police received a tip on Feb. 27 that Taylor Hughes was staying at a North Main Street residence, but it was not his registered address. Hughes, 26, told police he was staying at the residence because he could not afford the gas to drive to his registered address in Davison County, and he gets off work late. Hughes was convicted in 2010 in Minnehaha County of fourth-degree rape of a 14-year-old girl.
WAGNER — A Wagner woman is accused of eluding police and possessing meth. On Feb. 25, Wagner officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not have license plates, but did have paper plates in the windows. The driver of the vehicle did not stop at officers' commands, according to court documents. It eventually slid off the road into a snowbank. The driver, 35-year-old JoAnn Johnson, was arrested and searched, and police found a clear bottle in her pocket containing a liquid that tested positive for meth.