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A Sioux Falls man suffered a broken collarbone Tuesday after his vehicle rolled on state Highway 37 north of Mitchell. Rick Hawes, 50, was driving south around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when he swerved to miss a deer, said Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink. His 2012 Honda Civic hit the cable rail north of the bridge over Firesteel Creek and the vehicle rolled twice. The front right wheel got caught in the cable rail and was ripped off, Brink said. The Civic came to rest in the median on its remaining three wheels. The cable rail was new, Brink added. "The rail didn't break.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/27/2014 From: 6/26/2014
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possessing meth. Robert Pomani, 33, changed his plea to guilty on the count of possession of a controlled substance Tuesday in Davison County court. As part of a plea deal, a reckless burning felony charge related to the crime, that alleged Pomani set fire to Mitchell house last October, was dropped. Pomani's attorney, Keith Goehring, said an agreement has been reached to have Pomani pay restitution for the house based on fair-market value. The possession of meth charge carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $10,00
A Mount Vernon man was sentenced to 210 days in the Davison County jail for sexual exploitation of a minor. Adam Heidinger, 29, was given a 60-day jail sentence to be served immediately. He will also be given three 30-day jail sentences to be served each year on Dec. 15, starting in 2014. Another 60-day sentence will be served on May 1, 2017, and probation periods will be in place between the sentences. Heidinger admitted to secretly recording a juvenile female in November while she took a shower and the video involved nudity.
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a rape charge after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Jerold Andersen, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Davison County court to one count of fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. He admitted to having sex with the minor in October 2013 near Lake Mitchell and said he knew the girl was underage when the incident occurred. The crime is a class 3 felony and carries a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
A national newspaper trade group has lambasted U.S. Postal Service plans to close or consolidate more than 80 mail processing facilities after January, including one in Huron. The Postal Service announced Monday it is now targeting mail processing plants for its second round of network consolidation.
Benjamen DeVries, Mitchell, is helping lead praise and worship services this summer as part of Dordt College's traveling worship team, The New City. DeVries is a senior majoring in engineering and has minors in the Kuyper Scholars Program and physics. He is the sound technician for the team based at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/30/2014 From: 6/27/2014
CHAMBERLAIN -- A semi-truck pulling a horse trailer started on fire Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported in the incident. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Adam Woxland said flames ignited in the vehicle on Interstate 90, near mile marker 263 in the Chamberlain area. The driver was able to pull off the road and helped his passenger and the horses in the trailer to escape the flames. Woxland declined to give the name of the driver. Woxland said I-90 in the area was closed for about 30 minutes after the accident. No other information was immediately available.
The Daily Republic and its employees will donate $1,500 to the Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund. The newspaper's employees raised money Friday as part of their weekly Jeans for Charity program. Each Friday, employees can wear jeans in exchange for $1, and the money is given periodically to charitable causes. Last week, extra donations were encouraged for the tornado relief fund. Employee contributions, a match from The Daily Republic, and a portion of the money raised by the Jeans for Charity program in previous weeks will be pooled to make a total donation of $1,500.