Woman killed by pack of wild dogs on Rosebud Reservation
Sunday, 15 March 2015 04:20
A 49-year-old woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has died following an attack from a pack of wild dogs.
Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom tells KELO-TV he found 49-year-old Julie Charging Whirlwind surrounded by dogs around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. He says he shot and killed two of the dogs so emergency responders could reach the woman.
Charging Whirlwind was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where she later died. She was from the Lower Swift Bear Community of the reservation.
Blom says there have been multiple reports of wild dog attacks in recent weeks.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe acting president Willie Kindle issued the following statement on March 14th: "All residents of the Rosebud Reservation are here-by notified to tie up or secure their dogs. Any dog found at-large, outside of the owner's property, will be impounded."
Troopers to be looking for St. Patrick's Day drunk drivers
Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:56
Nebraska State Patrol troopers will put in more hours on state roads this St. Patrick's Day to be on the lookout for drunken drivers.
The patrol says it received a more than $5,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety to pay for the enhanced enforcement.
The effort will run for all of Tuesday.
Those wanting to report suspected impaired drivers may call 911 or the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at (asterisk)55 from any cellular phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline.