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Smith first Democrat named to circuit bench in 15 years

November 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Smith will fill the position vacated in July when Judge Sean O’Brien retired.
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Local State’s Attorney Pat Smith selected to serve as judge

October 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Smith will replace First Circuit Judge Sean O’Brien, who retired in July. Retired Third Circuit Judge Rodney Steele has been filling since O’Brien retired. Continue Reading

Mitchell’s Pat Smith appointed as First Circuit judge

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Davison County’s state’s attorney is the newest judge in South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit.
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Mitchell’s Pat Smith appointed as First Circuit judge

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Davison County’s state’s attorney is the newest judge in South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit.
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Local natives make impact at USD

April 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

When Shea Smith heard that the Westboro Baptist Church was mounting a protest in Vermillion, she decided to do something about it.
The church has become infamous nationally for its protests at soldiers’ funerals, where church members have said God is punishing the United States for its acceptance of homosexuality. The church’s Vermillion event was not in connection with a funeral and was apparently staged as a publicity stunt. Continue Reading

DUI numbers falling statewide and locally

January 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Arrests for driving under the influence have declined each of the past three years statewide and each of the past four years in Davison County.
Law enforcement officials say the trend is driven by a variety of factors, including an aggressive program to keep DUI offenders from drinking, public awareness of sobriety checkpoints and the rise of new taxi services.
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