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A Letcher man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fourth-offense drunken driving. Joel Amick, 27, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. On July 27, Amick was driving drunk through yards and crashed into a fence just before 6:30 p.m. in rural Davison County. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state dropped intentional property damage and open container charges, which are misdemeanors. Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered an updated drug and alcohol assessment, and scheduled sentencing for September.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing gasoline from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Gary Trabing, 60, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Trabing, a former DOT employee, is convicted of grand theft for stealing more than $1,000 worth of gas from the DOT station in Mitchell. Trabing said he stole small amounts of gasoline from his employer since 2008. He was arrested in May on grand theft charges. Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for September.
A Mitchell man will spend the next five years in prison for violating his probation. Eric Conrad, 26, was on probation for stealing $1,295 from the American Legion bar in Mitchell last year while he was employed there. He admitted in July to smoking marijuana and using prescription drugs, a violation of his probation. Assistant State's Attorney Katie Mallery asked Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center that Conrad be placed in prison because he did not take probation seriously.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to failure to provide law enforcement with a new address by a sex offender. Christopher Toribio, 29, made his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to drop failure to register as a sex offender charge. Toribio was living with his uncle in rural Davison County in June when he found his own place and moved. He did not provide the Davison County Sheriff's Office with his new address.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand theft. Jeremiah Chasteen, 21, made his plea in court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Chasteen stole $1,600 from a safe at Village Bowl in October using a code he knew when he was previously an employee at the alley, according to court documents. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to drop a burglary charge and a petty theft charge. Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a presentence investigation report and scheduled sentencing for September.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 62-year-old male. I have what I would call "megafloaters" in both eyes. I see spots, squiggly lines and other assorted debris in my field of vision. After two thorough examinations by two different doctors, I was told to live with the condition, as the treatment is complex. I understand that it is caused by the breakdown of the vitreous fluid. I am to notify the doctor if I start seeing "flashing lights," as that would indicate a detached retina. I have worn glasses since childhood and have astigmatism, and my vision has not changed much in the past two years.
Dear Heloise: Several years ago, I bought my wife a new cast iron frying pan that is now starting to develop small rust spots on the cooking surface. I later learned that cast-iron pans are supposed to be "seasoned" to prevent this from happening. Can this pan be fixed, or should we just buy a new one? And what is the proper care of cast-iron cookware? -- Jim T., via email
For many college freshmen, the first day of college is the first time in their lives they choose when, where and what they eat. Suddenly, the high school routine of breakfast, lunch, occasional snacks and home-cooked meals changes into daily visits to the burger or chicken sandwich emporiums and midnight pizza runs. The daily workout routine of track, basketball, softball and cheerleading practice is replaced with daily walks to various dining halls and late-night meals while studying.
Cobia is a sleek and powerful fish that devours flesh and doesn't apologize for it. Open its belly and anything might pop out -- crab, squid, smaller fish, you name it. Recently, three Baltimore researchers -- Aaron Watson, Frederic Barrows and Allen Place -- set out to tame this wild and hungry fish sometimes called black salmon. They didn't want to simply domesticate it; hundreds of fish farmers have already done that. They sought to turn one of the ocean's greediest carnivores into a vegetarian.
WASHINGTON — More than 100 Keystone XL pipeline critics protested outside the State Department for the first time Monday, arguing that the government's analysis of the project is biased and flawed. The protestors were among 70,000 people who pledged online to conduct civil disobedience to stop the $5.3 billion pipeline by TransCanada Corp., according to the environmental group Credo, which organized the demonstration against the project from the oil sands of Alberta to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico.