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Man charged in Keystone shooting makes first court appearance
KEYSTONE, S.D. - Authorities have charged a man in a fatal shooting in Keystone. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Ty Scott of Keystone died from a single gunshot wound Wednesday. The incident happened at a residence. Eighteen-year-old Rapid City resident ...
June 15, 2018

Box Elder Police investigating vandalism with nails, diesel fuel
BOX ELDER, S.D. - The Box Elder Police department is investigating a series of vandalism crimes that have taken place over the past few months. A group or individual started placing a few nails on the 700 block of Line Road but have escalated to placing thousands of nails every ...
June 15, 2018

Gov. Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Flooding
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help three northern South Dakota counties recover from spring flooding that did more than $3.1 million in damage to public property. The request covers public assistance for Campbell, ...
June 15, 2018

Wintle, Egbert Win Preliminary Awards at Miss South Dakota Pageant
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – Carrie Wintle, Miss State Fair, and Heather Egbert, Miss USD, took home preliminary awards in the Talent and Swimsuit competitions at the Miss South Dakota Pageant Thursday night. Wintle won the preliminary talent competition playing “Final Countd...
June 15, 2018

Accused county worker sentenced to jail on drug charge
IPSWICH, S.D. - An Edmunds County Highway Department worker caught dumping drug paraphernalia at a county gravel pit has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The American News reports that 33-year-old David Becker, of Northville, received credit Thursday for 17 days he's already s...
June 15, 2018

Pollock man gets 5 years for crash that killed passenger
MOUNT CITY, S.D. - A Pollock man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a vehicle crash that killed a passenger in his pickup truck. The American News reports that 24-year-old Davis Hanson pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter in the November 2016 crash that killed 29-ye...
June 15, 2018

Nearly 170 people become US citizens in Mount Rushmore ceremony
KEYSTONE, S.D. - Nearly 170 people from other countries gathered at Mount Rushmore National Memorial to swear an oath of allegiance to the U.S. The U.S. District Court of South Dakota held a naturalization ceremony Thursday at the national landmark symbolizing American freedom a...
June 15, 2018

Eagle Butte woman gets nearly 3 years for vicious attack
PIERRE, S.D. - An Eagle Butte woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for an assault that seriously injured another woman. The U.S. attorney's office says 34-year-old Lynsi Bad Warrior in April 2017 punched the woman 16 times and kicked her 14 times, inc...
June 15, 2018

Supreme Court rules against city of Rapid City in road repair dispute
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled against Rapid City in a long running dispute over road repair in a subdivision it recently annexed. In a ruling Thursday, the justices refuted the city’s claims they were entitled to a summary judgement on t...
June 15, 2018

South Dakota Democrats to choose attorney general candidate
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Democrats choosing their candidate for state attorney general will decide between a highly experienced former U.S. attorney and a past Oglala Sioux Tribe attorney general who could become the first Native American woman in the country to hol...
June 15, 2018

Oklahoma base fixing some of Air Force's grounded bombers
OKLAHOMA CITY — Part of the U.S. Air Force's recently grounded bomber fleet is currently undergoing maintenance at Oklahoma's Tinker Air Force Base. The commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a "safety stand down" of all B-1B Lancers last week. The order ...
June 15, 2018

Authorities make arrest in connection with fatal Keystone shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting in Keystone. According to a release from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Maxton Pfeiffer of Rapid City was arrested Thursday and charged with first degree m...
June 14, 2018

Pennington County unveils new process to safely lower jail population
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Pennington County has implemented a new tool to safely reduce the jail population. As a person is booked on criminal charges, jail staff now use the Arnold Public Safety Assessment (PSA) to identify whether to release or hold an individual pending a judge...
June 14, 2018

Sutton chooses Sioux Falls businesswoman as running mate
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Democratic governor hopeful Billie Sutton has chosen a longtime Republican businesswoman to be his running mate. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy, said Thursday that Sioux Falls businesswoman and now-lieutenant govern...
June 14, 2018

South Dakota high court dismisses appeal against Keystone XL
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline because the justices say a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. Groups fighting TransCanada Corp.'s pipeline appealed a judge's decision last year u...
June 14, 2018

Rapid City man who struck pedestrian pleads guilty
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for running his car into a teenager and breaking his leg. Twenty-year-old Lantz Apple agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors who had charged him with attempted murder. Apple admitted to strik...
June 14, 2018

Barn standoff in Brown County ends peacefully after 20 hours
CLAREMONT, S.D. (AP) — A standoff involving law officers and an armed man holed up in a barn in Brown County ended peacefully after nearly 20 hours. The American News reports the incident involved a 53-year-old man who refused to leave the barn southwest of Claremont after...
June 14, 2018

Man to pay restitution to U.S. Postal Service
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been ordered to pay a civil judgment of more than $353,000 for defrauding his employer — the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Craig Christeson, while he was employed as a postmaster, falsely certified rec...
June 14, 2018

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during Pruitt visit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Farmers and ethanol producers rallied in Sioux Falls, accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of undermining the industry while the EPA administrator was 150 miles away talking to sorghum growers in the Reliance area. Houghton area farmer Tr...
June 14, 2018

Two more people sentenced in deadly Spearfish drug ring
DEADWOOD, S.D. - Two more Spearfish residents have been sentenced for their roles in the illegal and deadly drug trade in the city. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 26-year-old Marcus Pelletier was sentenced to serve a year in prison for drug distribution. Thirty-four-year-o...
June 14, 2018

Shooting death reported in Keystone
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A person is dead after a shooting in Keystone. Patrol responded to an emergency call of a subject with a gunshot wound in the 400 block of 1st Street in Keystone at 8:13 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Deputies located an individual who was deceased at the ...
June 14, 2018

Authorities ID Iona man killed in ATV-semitrailer crash
GREGORY, S.D. - Authorities have identified an Iona man who was killed when the ATV he was driving collided with a semitrailer in Lyman County. The Highway Patrol says 81-year-old Vincent Svoboda turned in front of the semi on state Highway 47 north of Gregory on Saturday evenin...
June 13, 2018

Frontier photography process on display during Sturgis History Days
STURGIS, SD – Get out that old box of photos and look for tin-types.  You could be a millionaire and not even know it.  Dave Rambow will be presenting “Light and Iron: Tin-Type Photography in the West” during Sturgis History Days, June 15-17, 2018.&nbs...
June 13, 2018

Search is on for Mountain Lion seen in surveillance video
RAPID  CITY, S.D. - Authorities in Rapid City are searching for a mountain lion captured on surveillance video in the southern part of the city. The Game, Fish and Parks office says the mountain lion sighting was near the Parkview softball, tennis and swimming pool complex....
June 13, 2018

Police chase leads to drug arrest
RAPID CITY S.D. -- A drunk-driver police chase early Monday netted another drug arrest. Rapid City police tried to stop a pickup that was weaving along east Highway 44 around 6AM Monday, which sped up when officers turned on the sirens. The driver tossed baggies out of the wi...
June 13, 2018

Pennington County Sheriff's Office releases drug stats
RAPID CITY SD -- The Pennington County Sheriffs Office has releasted a graph charting the rate of drug arrests over the last two years, and it shows that 2018 is outpacing 2017. So far in 2018, there have been 602 drug arrests in Pennington County; by this time a year ago there...
June 13, 2018

Democratic candidates for Attorney General answer questions in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - The two candidates running for Attorney General on the Democratic ticket held a question and answer forum in Sturgis Tuesday night. Tatewin Means and Randy Seiler talked about the issues they both would fight for as Attorney General. Means is a former Oglala Sio...
June 13, 2018

North Dakota's Cramer braces for tough fight with Heitkamp
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says he's looking ahead to a November Senate battle with Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp that has big stakes for the state and the nation. Cramer defeated little-known Air Force veteran Thomas O'Neill to cruise to victory ...
June 13, 2018

McLaughlin man pleads not guilty in reservation child death
PIERRE, S.D. - A McLaughlin man accused of abusing and killing a child on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Chase faces murder, child abuse and child neglect charges in federal court. He waived his r...
June 13, 2018

County auditor's office finds uncounted primary ballots
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Minnehaha County Auditor's Office has discovered 164 uncounted ballots after South Dakota's primary election and added them to the existing results. The Argus Leader reports that County Auditor Bob Litz told the Minnehaha County Commission on M...
June 13, 2018

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