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CHAMBERLAIN — Three people are accused of distributing and manufacturing drugs after allegedly being found with more than 2 pounds of meth in Chamberlain. On Jan. 12, Chamberlain police officers received information from Minnesota police of a vehicle containing a large amount of methamphetamine possibly traveling through the area. Police located the vehicle at a gas station in Chamberlain. The suspected driver, Cody Johnson, had a revoked license, so Chamberlain police pulled it over after it left the gas station, according to court documents.
OACOMA — Nobody was injured but Interstate 90 was closed for more than an hour on Wednesday after two semis collided. At approximately 7:16 a.m., a 2013 Kenworth T800 semi was traveling west on I-90, approximately 3 miles west of Oacoma, at a slow rate of speed and was rear-ended by a 2007 Freightliner semi. The Freightliner ended up in the passing lane and started on fire, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Two people face animal cruelty charges for allegedly abandoning two dogs in Mitchell. On Jan. 12, the owner of a rental house found a German shepherd and chocolate lab in a residence he had evicted the tenants from the week prior. The owner gave the dogs food and water because there was none, according to court documents. When officers arrived, the ribs of both dogs were visible and the German shepherd had "significant mange" on its back legs, stomach and face, while the lab was bleeding from one paw. The dogs each had several bald patches.
Mitchell police are asking for the public’s help locating the people responsible for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of equipment from a storage shed.
Mitchell police are searching for potential suspects after recovering a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning. Officers located a Ford Taurus that was reported stolen at 7:37 p.m. Sunday from the 1200 block of East Havens Avenue. It was found in the 400 block of North Mentzer Street, according to Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch. Reinesch said the vehicle's owner started it to let it warm up, but came outside five to 10 minutes later and it was gone.
Good morning and welcome to need-to-know. Here are the stories we think you should know heading into Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018: 1. A local artist's mural gave a new gymnasium even more shine and flare. 2. Per a unanimous Mitchell City Council decision, the former Jitters building is going to be demolished.
A man who police said “was practicing his quick draw” with a .45 caliber revolver shot himself in the leg over the weekend. Authorities said Tuesday that criminal charges are possible against the 19-year-old man. Police did not identify the victim. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know. Here are five stories we think you should know headed into Tuesday, Jan. 16: 1. The Mitchell City Council tonight will discuss demolishing a building, along with ownership of the Mitchell Area Community Theatre building.
Mitchell High School students again fared well at a speech and debate tournament held over the weekend. The MHS Speech and Debate team competed at the Sioux Falls Lincoln Silver Bowl with Thea Patrick taking first in varsity informative speaking. In novice informative speaking, Grace Lentz took second, and Caleb Jarding placed fifth in varsity domestic extemp. Patrick and Jarding had a 3-2 record in varsity public forum, while Caleigh Sanchez and Jaclyn McMillen had a 3-2 record in novice public forum.
GREGORY — Nobody was injured but a home was destroyed in a Friday night fire in Gregory. Gregory and Burke firefighters responded to the call of a fire at approximately 12:54 p.m. at 414 Rosebud Ave. in Gregory, where a blaze broke out in the basement of the house and spread throughout the structure, according to Gregory Fire Chief Jason Bartling. There were at least two people home at the time of the fire, but everyone was able to get out safely, Bartling said. Two pet cats were unaccounted for as of Friday night.