YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Only one of six bridges across the James River in Yankton County is open because of flooding in the area.
County emergency manager Paul Scherschligt says only the Highway 50 bridge remains open to traffic Monday. The river rose to its highest level in recorded history this past weekend and is now beginning to fall.
Yankton County chairman Dan Klimisch tells the Press and Dakotan he's worried about the condition of the county's four bridges over the James River because they weren't in very good shape to begin with and they may have sustained significant damage. The other two are state crossings.
He says there are probably 50 homes that are surrounded by water or impacted by flooding that resulted from heavy rain in the Mitchell area last week.
About a dozen people in the area, many of them teens, were detained by police. One teen was arrested in relation to a stolen vehicle found at the scene while two adults were arrested for unrelated warrants.
The victim, in seeking a protection order in November 2017, told the court that the man had strangled and bound her, kidnapped and raped her and threatened her with a gun. He was released on $1 million bond after he was charged.
The woman told a dispatcher she had a protection order against her former boyfriend, who had sent a threatening message after leaving jail. Court records show deputies never responded to her request for help; she was sexually assaulted hours later.
High school students, adults and younger children gathered in freezing temperatures on a football field Thursday night to remember 15-year-old Barry Grieve, who died in a rollover crash on Interstate 229 Tuesday night.
The doctor enriched himself by using medical devices he invented during surgeries and receiving kickbacks from companies whose devices he used without disclosing the arrangements, the Department of Justice alleges.