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A 24-year-old man is wanted for escape after leaving a treatment facility without authorization, officials with the Davison County Jail say. James Wesly Spino, 24, is described by law enforcement as a 5-foot-8, 150-pound Native American male who has numerous tattoos on his right arm, chest and back.
KIMBALL — A thermal misalignment is to blame for the 14-car train derailment near Kimball on Saturday, officials say. Mark Cutright, of Dakota Southern Railway, said Wednesday a thermal misalignment — a "kink or swing" in the rail — caused the train to derail off the track Saturday afternoon, approximately six miles east of Kimball near exit 289 on Interstate 90. "It's nothing new to railroading. It happens," Cutright said. Officials are in the middle of cleaning up the wreck area, Cutright said, with hopes of reopening the track by today.
Here are five stories we think you need to know heading into Wednesday. 1. A Gregory man has been charged with second-degree murder for "45 minutes of nonstop assault." 2. Could the Hutchinson County Courthouse be on the move? Area officials ponder the options.
KIMBALL — A south-central South Dakota railroad that sustained "significant damage" in a Saturday derailment could be repaired by the end of the week, according to officials. As of Tuesday afternoon, the 14 derailed train cars had been removed from the track and work had begun to fix the damaged track, according to Brule County Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton. First, crews with Dakota Southern — the company that owns the railroad — will fill the area with rock and then begin repairing the track, Benton said.
A Mitchell man faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident in which he allegedly threatened his housemates with a knife. According to court documents, an argument on July 7 between Dominic Starironshell and Shakia Sharkey, the mother of his children, progressed and Sharkey sprayed mace in Starironshell's eyes. As Starironshell was washing his eyes with water at the kitchen sink, he allegedly grabbed a large knife from the counter. After he grabbed the knife, another housemate, Schylar Dubray grabbed a baseball bat.
Here's five stories we think you need to know heading into Tuesday. 1. One official believes there's nothing that could have been done differently to avoid the weekend's 14-day train derailment near Kimball.
It was a big opening day for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. Jim Miskimins, rodeo committee chairman, said Thursday's crowd of 2,427 people, held at Horseman's Sports Arena, was the largest in the past six years. But overall, the rest of the four-day rodeo event was slightly down from previous years. Friday's attendance was the largest of the four nights with 2,612 people. Saturday saw 2,145-person crowd, while Sunday held approximately 2,154.
Nobody was injured in a crash Monday morning that resulted in one car hitting the Tessier's building in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Terry Reyelts, 31-year-old Fargo resident Devin Johnson was traveling north on Kimball Street when he stopped at the road's intersection with First Avenue. After stopping, Johnson continued through the intersection in a 2015 GMC Sierra, and collided with a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 15-year-old Masen Thompson, of Mitchell. The crash pushed Thompson's vehicle over the curve into the Tessier's building, Reyelts said.
Two people were injured after a one-vehicle rollover Monday morning east of Mitchell. At 10:25 a.m. 17-year-old Michael Smith, of Mitchell, was driving a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Interstate 90. Smith drifted into the passing lane and overcorrected as he tried to move back to the right lane, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are five stories to know on Monday: