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SCOTLAND—Authorities have released the name of a woman who died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a train near Scotland. Isabelle Plath, 21, of Yankton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred when her 1990 Chevy CG21305 van, which was northbound on South Dakota Highway 25, collided with a Burlington Northern train two miles south of Scotland, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. South Dakota's Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. • Richard Dean Umstead, 47, Howard; illegal lane change; $54 fine; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees within 30 days; have no like offenses and obey all laws for 180 days; repay court-appointed attorney's fees to county within 90 days.
The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Thursday the conviction of Jason Paul Lewandowski for the murder of Jeremy Hendrickson. The case stems from the 2015 murder of Hendrickson, a man who was shot in the head by Lewandowski, in front of Hendrickson's wife and child.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 26, 2018 through Jan. 2, 2019. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Richard William Hopper, Chapter 7; Becky Sue Hopper, Chapter 7.
A Mitchell man was arrested Thursday night in connection with an alleged assault that left another man unconscious and bleeding. Dylan Thompson, 26, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly striking a 59-year-old man outside Thirsty’s Bar, causing the man to fall to the ground and hit his head and resulting in severe head injuries.
SCOTLAND -- One woman died Thursday night when a van collided with a train two miles south of Scotland. The 21-year-old woman, whose name is not being released pending the notification of family members, was driving a 1990 Chevy CG21305 van north on South Dakota Highway 25 at 9:28 p.m., when the van collided with a Burlington Northern train, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced Friday afternoon.
RAPID CITY—Christmas greenery and wreaths could be infested with bugs and should be bagged and disposed in a landfill. An invasive pest called elongate hemlock scale (EHS) has been discovered in South Dakota, prompting the Department of Agriculture to issue a recommendation to bag and throw out any greenery that was purchased from chain stores. EHS is native to Asia. The small insect had not been found in South Dakota's region until this recent discovery in wreaths. They are on the underside of needles and show up as yellow-brown bumps.
WALL—One woman died and three people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash four miles west of Wall, in Pennington County. A 2007 Saturn Ion, a 2014 Cadillac Escalade and a 2016 Hyundai were all westbound on a snow- and ice-covered Interstate 90 at 3:47 p.m. The Saturn's driver, a 19-year-old man, lost control of his vehicle while attempting to pass the Escalade, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The Saturn slid into the right lane and was hit by the Escalade and then the Hyundai.
The City of Mitchell advised Wednesday that it will begin enforcing the sidewalk snow removal rules for the city, beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3. In most instances within the city, the city's ordinances call for "the occupant or owner of any property in the city (to) remove all snow and ice from the entire width of all adjacent public sidewalks within 48 hours after the fall of snow or the formation of ice on such sidewalk."
WINNER—An Ideal, South Dakota man was convicted recently of two assaults and was sentenced to one year of probation. Jarod Jedlicki, 51, was arrested Sept. 5 in connection with two incidents that took place that same day in Tripp County and that involved two victims. Jedlicki was first charged with third-degree rape, a Class 2 felony, on Sept. 5. An amended complaint charging him additionally with two counts of sexual contact with someone not capable of consent was filed on Oct. 15.