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A convicted sex offender failed to register his new address earlier this month. Gerald Young, 68, was living in a hotel room at 902 S. Burr St. in Mitchell and moved to another room in the same hotel, according to court documents. By state law, convicted sex offenders are required to register a new address within three days of moving. Young admitted to law enforcement he failed to do that, court documents state. Failure to register carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
A Mitchell man was arrested for third-offense drunken driving earlier this month. Salomon Brownotter, 38, drove away from a local gas station on July 8 and law enforcement knew he didn't have a valid driver's license, according to court documents. An officer located Brownotter's vehicle and pulled him over. Brownotter said he consumed several beers that evening. Court documents state his blood alcohol content was 0.267. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08. Third-offense drunken driving carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
CHAMBERLAIN — While officials were working the scene of one motorcycle crash Sunday on Interstate 90 in Brule County, another motorcycle crash occurred while traffic was backed up. A total of three people were injured in the two separate crashes, which were about one mile apart. At approximately 3:21 p.m.
Authorities say a man fled the scene of a one-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning in Hanson County. A 2001 Chevy SUV was traveling westbound on Highway 42 near mile marker 317 in Hanson County when the vehicle went off the road and rolled, according to South Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Mayer.
The Davison County Commission will continue reviewing the budget for 2016 during its meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m.
The city of Mitchell will be chip sealing the following streets today: • 1100-1400 blocks of McGovern Avenue. • 600 block of Mitchell Boulevard. • 200 block of West Hurst Avenue. • 100-300 blocks of East Middle Border Avenue. • 200 block of Mitchell Boulevard. • 800 block of East Norway Avenue. • Van Dyk Drive. • 200-300 block of Quince Avenue. The city asks that all vehicles be removed from the street by 7 a.m. today, and to refrain from parking on the street until all work is completed.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Lyman County BRIDGE WORK BEGINS ON RAIL PROJECT: Bridge construction work is underway on the Mitchell-Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain and is progressing from Reliance east to Oacoma. Koppers Railroad Structures Inc., of Madison, Wis., was the lone bidder on the bridge work for the $36 million project and 23 workers are on site. A total of 41 miles of track is being rehabbed from Chamberlain to Presho, including the Missouri River railroad bridge. "They are making good progress," said Bruce
RAVINIA — A Lake Andes woman was injured Thursday in a two-vehicle accident near Ravinia, authorities reported. Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Lubbers said April Long, 34, was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 near Ravinia, when, around 6:50 a.m., her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound semi. Lubbers said the 2013 Mack semi was hauling a tanker trailer containing anhydrous ammonia when Long's vehicle, a 2002 GMC Yukon, struck the rear axles of the tanker trailer.
The man who drowned Thursday in Lake Francis Case near Pickstown has been identified as Dave Boska, of Tyndall. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that Boska, 72, fell into the water. After approximately an hour of searching, Boska's body was recovered by a dive team. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Agencies that responded to the search were the Charles Mix Sheriff's Office, Charles Mix Emergency Management, South Dakota Park Rangers and Conservation Officers, U.S.