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Mitchell Police investigate the death of a 52 year old man

Mitchell Police are investigating the death of a 52 year old man whose body was discovered mid-morning Monday.Lieutenant Don Everson says police were called to the 1600 block of South Burr at 10:22 on a report of a suspicious vehicle that was parked with its engine running. During the investigation officers found the body of …

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242 swimmers hit the water in Mitchell

Mitchell’s new indoor aquatic center hosted 242 swimmers representing 10 communities during this weekend’s the 2018 South Dakota Mitchell Aquatic Club Winter Invitational. The three-day event began Friday afternoon and wrapped up early Sunday evening. Mitchell Aquatic Club coach Clyde Smith was pleased. “We’re really excited we got to do this and it basically went …

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Kid’s Christmas Shopping a hit

Saturday marked the 21st annual Mitchell Kid’s Christmas Shopping at the Masonic Lodge. It was the first one for Mitchell Main Street and Beyond Executive Director Jared Indahl. “It’s really fun, people watching the kids,” said Indahl. “They’re so proud of the gifts they pick out for their parents, brothers, sisters, grandma and grandpa because…it’s something …

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Authorities seeking help in solving a Mitchell business burglary

Between 4:00 PM on 12-2-18 and 8:00 AM on 12-3-18 an unknown person(s) forcibly entered a business in the 1100 block of South Burr, Mitchell SD.  Stolen during the burglary was a cash register till and approximately $150.00 in cash. If you have information in relation to this incident, or if you have information regarding …

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Parade of Lights

The weather outside was far from frightful and Mitchell’s annual Parade of Lights was delightful. “Everything went really well,” said Mitchell Main Street and Beyond executive director Jared Indahl. “The weather was really perfect, we had everybody show up.” Indahl says Christmas at the Corn Palace was also a hit. “We saw tons of kids …

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Mitchell man arrested for assaulting Police officers

A 40 year old Mitchell man was arrested for assaulting Police officers, domestic aggravated assault and reckless driving. He’s identified as Jose Angel Sanchez. The arrest was regarding an incident involving 5 Police Officers, Sanchez and an adult female that took place outside, in front of the Main entrance to The City of Mitchell Department …

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Pilot whose plane crashed near Honolulu credits good Samaritan who jumped into water to save him

KITV-TV(HONOLULU) — The pilot who crashed a 1950s-era fighter plane into waters off the coast of Honolulu, is crediting a bystander who untangled his parachute with helping to save his life. Matt Pothier, 47, ejected himself from a plane Thursday after the plane malfunctioned, he told ABC Honolulu affiliate KITV-TV. When Pothier realized he wasn’t …

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Crane operator fired for taking insensitive photos on properties destroyed by the Camp Fire

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posted for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people. Screenshots posted to the Butte County Fires, …

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Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead in New York City apartment

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Variety(NEW YORK) — Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app, has died, a spokesperson for the company he founded confirmed to ABC News on Sunday. “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye,” …

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Authorities complete search on property of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth’s fiance

ABCNews.com(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Authorities completed digging on the Colorado property owned by Kelsey Berreth’s fiance Sunday, the second day police searched for evidence of the missing mom at the home. The Woodland Park Police Department did not say whether anything was found on Patrick Frazee’s property but confirmed that Berreth, who was last seen …

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Loved ones of missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl hold onto hope she will be found

WQOW(NEW YORK) —  Loved ones and friends of 13-year-old Jayme Closs released balloons at a weekend vigil and reaffirmed their pledge to find her alive, marking two months since police believe she was abducted from her Wisconsin home where they found her parents shot to death. “Jayme, grandpa wants you to know that we will …

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California decides not to move forward with texting tax after FCC ruling

ViewApart/iStock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Feel free to send as many “LOLs,” “WTFs” and “u up?” messages as you want, Californians. A planned vote on a texting surcharge, a tax for texts, will not go forward in January as planned, the California Public Utilities Commission announced late Friday. The reason: not because it was a bad idea, …

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Authorities bring in digging equipment to search property of missing Colorado mom’s fiance

ABCNews.com(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Authorities began digging on the Colorado property owned by Kelsey Berreth’s fiance Saturday as the search for the missing mom at his home entered a second day. The Woodland Park Police Department also announced an anonymous donor is offering $25,000 for information leading to the safe return of the new mom …

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Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a “transparent and neutral investigation” into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday. The tragic death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was just five …

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‘Yellow vest’ protests in France draw fewer demonstrators, less violence in latest round of weekend demonstrations

ABC News(PARIS) — Protesters from the “yellow vest” movement hit the streets in France for the fifth straight Saturday, but the number of demonstrators was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France — and 2,200 in Paris — as of Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Interior minister told ABC …

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Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

BrianAJackson/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater,” making it lower than the nation’s …

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Bruno and Tuz: Two truly top dogs join FEMA’s elite K-9 disaster relief team

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two new canines have joined the ranks of FEMA’s first responders. ABC News was there to witness New York Police Department (NYPD) dogs Tuz and Bruno earn their certification with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team. These elite K-9s are sent on disaster relief missions around …

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South Sudan marks 5 years of vicious civil war

SUMY SADURNI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The world’s youngest nation on Saturday marked five years of vicious war in an ongoing conflict that is affecting millions of people, many of them children. South Sudan is home to the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to …

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Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

John Moore/Getty Images(EL PASO, Texas) — The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a “transparent and neutral investigation” into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday. The tragic death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was just …

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As Trump argues for a wall, a border security measure gets pulled back

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Army soldiers have removed barbed wire along the US-Mexico border in areas where the Trump administration has said more border security measures are needed after local community leaders raised concerns. About 2 miles of military-grade wire was removed from city land in Laredo, Texas, according to Customs and Border Patrol …

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Deaf, blind puppy rescued after being ‘tossed away like trash’ in frozen creek

Sherry Bishop(NEW YORK) — A deaf and nearly blind puppy was rescued in Kentucky earlier this week after being thrown alive into a rock-filled trash bag and dumped in a partially frozen creek. Highway workers on a road above the creek in Sadieville, Kentucky, spotted the seven-week-old female puppy on Tuesday as she wiggled her …

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Prada pulls merchandise from stores over blackface accusations

Massimo Merlini/iStock(NEW YORK) —  Luxury Italian fashion house Prada announced that it will pull certain accessories from stock following accusations that the merchandise perpetuates blackface imagery. Chinyere Ezie, a New York-based civil rights lawyer and social justice activist, said she spotted the “shocking” products in the windows and on the shelves of Prada’s store in …

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More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The recent death of a 7-year-old girl in U.S. government custody appears to have been one of four people who died this month trying to cross the Mexico border, and one of more than 260 this year, according to an unclassified government report obtained by ABC News. The report, marked …

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Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

ViewApart/iStock(NEW YORK) — Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater,” making it lower than the nation’s standard …

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‘Yellow vest’ protests in France draw fewer demonstrators, less violence

Pierre Suu/Getty Images(PARIS) — Protesters from the “yellow vest” movement hit the streets in France for the fifth straight Saturday, but the number of demonstrators was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France — and 2,200 in Paris — as of Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Interior minister told …

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Thousands of troops to remain on US-Mexico border as original deployment ends

Brendan Mullin/U.S. Marine Corps (WASHINGTON) — Days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced the deployment of active duty troops to the southern border to stop caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico. On Saturday, that original border mission comes to a close, but thousands of U.S. troops will remain for an extended …

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