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A Mitchell man changed his plea to guilty Tuesday to possessing marijuana. Justin McAllister, 34, pleaded guilty to possessing between 1 and 10 pounds of marijuana on March 14 in Davison County. He also admitted to knowingly possessing the drug. He remains free on bail. Judge Rodney Steele scheduled sentencing for October.
The Mitchell Police Division responded to a burglary report Tuesday morning on Langdon Street. The owner of a vehicle at 504 S. Langdon St. said a CD player and miscellaneous items were missing from the vehicle. The owner had left the windows down and the vehicle unlocked overnight, said Sgt. Dave Beintema. He estimated the amount of damage and items taken totaled $220. The burglar popped open the dash and unplugged the player. Beintema said this incident is a good reminder for residents to always secure their vehicles.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty to third-offense driving under the influence Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center courtroom. Darryl Jongsma, 58, was arrested for driving under the influence on Jan. 31 in Davison County. He had two previous DUI convictions in South Dakota, one in McCook County in 2006 and another in Douglas County in 2010. Judge Rodney Steele scheduled sentencing for October.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will take the stage at the Republican Party's national convention next week during a prime-time speaking slot on Wednesday, Aug. 29, according to information provided to the Daily Republic by Thune's staff. The convention convenes in Tampa, Fla., at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time with a call to order and other orders of business. Thune will be the be the second to address the convention, third if you count an introduction by temporary convention chairman and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Murdo native is scheduled to take the stage after Sen.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth St., Mitchell. The agenda includes: - 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, citizen input. - 9:30 a.m. Community Family Planning Nurse Natalie Van Drongelen, with the quarterly nurses' report. - 9:45 a.m. Maintenance Supervisor Mark Ruml, regarding a carpet cleaner purchase. - 10 a.m. Budget review. - 11:45 a.m. Register of Deeds Deb Young, discussion regarding the hire of work study students for office help. - 11:50 a.m.
LAKE ANDES -- Yankton Sioux tribal officials publicly stated this week they plan to take action to combat methamphetamine use in their community. In an article by Ella Stone appearing on the front page of the Wednesday edition of the Lake Andes Wave, the tribe's vice chairwoman, Ida Ashes, said the tribe is looking for ways to streamline the process of hiring a drug-enforcement officer, which can currently take up to eight months because of the background checks involved.
BUFFALO COUNTY -- A combine header trailer broke loose and went into a ditch in Buffalo County Saturday night, according to the Buffalo County Sheriff Department. The sheriff's department said that a custom harvesting crew from Mount Vernon was traveling south on Highway 45 when the combine header trailer's hitch broke loose, sending the trailer across the highway and into the east ditch. According to the sheriff's department, no one was hurt, but damages to the header trailer were "extensive," likely more than $10,000, as it went through a fence, took out a high-line electric pole and came
A Fort Thompson man will spend 96 months in prison for an assault charge stemming from November 2011. A federal grand jury indicted Charles His Law, 29, with assault with a dangerous weapon, tampering with a victim, retaliating against a victim and interstate domestic violence on Dec. 14, 2011. His Law pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury on April 17. He was charged as a result of an incident on Nov. 3, 2011, when he became upset with the victim and hit her. The force of the blows knocked her to the ground and she suffered serious bodily injury.
A Winner man pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter. Taylor White Buffalo, 19, appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. The maximum penalty is 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. White Buffalo was intoxicated on April 13 and upset when he encountered the victim. He beat, struck and kicked the victim, who suffered blunt force trauma to the head and body. The victim died from his injuries. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services investigated this case. Assistant U.S.
The Hutterites of King Ranch Colony in Montana, who were featured in the National Geographic Channel's recent series "Meet The Hutterites," are speaking publicly for the first time through a former Hutterite. Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of the book "I Am Hutterite," recently issued a news release claiming to be on behalf of the colony in Montana. Kirkby said Jeff Collins, the executive producer of "Meet The Hutterites," insists that the people from King Ranch Colony love the show and that it is a factual representation of their lives. Not true, according to Kirkby, who cited colony