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Meade County Commission wraps up May meetings
STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Commission met in regular session on May 24, 2017. Commissioners Heidgerken and Rausch attended the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) meeting in Rapid City.  Exit 46 rebuild on I90 will be delayed until 2023 because of design and ...
May 27, 2017

Man dead after fatal crash in Yankton County
YANKTON, S.D. – A 28-year-old man died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred near Yankton. The name of the man is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2008 Acura TL was southbound on 435th Avenue when it struc...
May 27, 2017

Sioux Falls man gets life without parole in 2016 slaying
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man convicted of killing another man outside of a casino in the city last year has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Jared Stone was charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Baptiste White Eyes April 22, 2016, following a...
May 27, 2017

Gillette junior high school students arrested for threats
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Two junior high school students have been arrested for making threats to shoot other students at their Gillette school in northeast Wyoming. The 14-year-old and 15-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday and held in Campbell County jail with charges pending. Poli...
May 27, 2017

No serious injuries after train strikes pickup at Box Elder intersection
BOX ELDER. S.D. - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says no serious injuries were reported after a pickup truck was struck by a train in Box Elder Thursday night. The accident happened near the intersection of Radar Hill Road and Highway 14/16. The patrol says the pickup truck w...
May 26, 2017

Jackley: Trooper was justified in shooting man April 27
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Dale was justified in shooting Tim Holmgren on April 27th. The report on the shooting says the incident began when Holmgren pointed a gun at Rapid City Police Office...
May 26, 2017

Vivian man pleads not guilty to killing 7-week-old daughter
KENNEBEC, S.D. - A Vivian man accused of killing his 7-week-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to four felony charges including murder. Thirty-six-year-old Gerald Brink is accused of hitting and throwing the infant, who died at a hospital May 4. An autopsy concluded the baby su...
May 26, 2017

Judge clears pipeline protester charged in drone incident
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Dakota Access pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone in North Dakota last September has been cleared of all charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports that a judge found 32-year-old Aaron Turgeon not guilty of reckless endangerment ...
May 26, 2017

Rapid City man pleads guilty in New Year's bayonet killing
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man accused of killing a man with a bayonet has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Twenty-seven-year-old Joseph Rich was accused of stabbing to death 21-year-old Juan Legarda Jr. on New Year's Day and using the bayonet attached to a gun...
May 26, 2017

Change of heart: School Board to allow Central High student to walk at graduation
RAPID CITY, S.D. - School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation. Officials had originally said that 17-year-old Central High student Meredith Erck could not participate in Sund...
May 26, 2017

Rapid City man found guilty of assault in club shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A jury on Thursday night found a Rapid City man not guilty of attempted murder. Jarrod Smith was also found not guilty of commission of a felony with a firearm. However, Smith was found guilty on one charge, which could put him in jail for a long time. Smith ...
May 26, 2017

SD Fire Departments Awarded Almost $300,000 in Grant Funding
RAPID CITY, S.D.– The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) Wildland Fire Division has awarded almost $300,000 in grant funds to volunteer fire departments across the state for the state’s 2018 fiscal year. Funds for the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA...
May 25, 2017

Color Splash Run/Walk puts some color Into EMS Week in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD – As events go, the one today that celebrates EMS Week in Sturgis, is pretty colorful.  Part of the effort to educate people and families about the importance of exercise, Justin Boerboom, a basic EMT with the Sturgis Ambulance Service, will be front and c...
May 25, 2017

Montana Candiate Assault - Journalist says Gianforte's account incorrect
BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):      5 a.m.       The Guardian reporter who autho...
May 25, 2017

DPS Officials Encourage Driving Safety during Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is encouraging travelers to get this summer off to a safe start. This weekend is not only the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but it is also considered the start of summer. That means more vehicles on the road. ...
May 24, 2017

Verdict reached for tribal marijuana consultant
FLANDREAU, S.D. - A South Dakota jury has reached a verdict in the case of a consultant who faces drug charges for helping an American Indian tribe that sought to develop a marijuana resort on tribal land. The 12-member jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the trial of Eric Hagen...
May 24, 2017

Convicted embezzler pleads not guilty to new theft charge
PIERRE, S.D. - A Pierre woman who admitted embezzling from the Fort Pierre Development Corp. two years ago has pleaded not guilty to stealing from her church. KCCR radio reports that 60-year-old Joni Boub is accused of embezzling more than $60,000 from the Dakota Association of ...
May 24, 2017

Save A Life Challenge underway in Sturgis as part of EMS Week
STURGIS, SD – You can save a life.  That’s the message Sturgis EMS personnel want to get across on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 when they host “Turn The City Blue Day” and “Save A Life Challenge!”  Paramedic and CPR instructor Tammy McCoy ...
May 24, 2017

Nebraska commission sets O'Neill hearing for pipeline review
O'NEILL, Neb. - A state commission that will decide whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through Nebraska has scheduled a one-day public hearing in northern Nebraska's Holt County. The Nebraska Public Service Commission says the hearing will run from 1 to 8 p....
May 24, 2017

Northern Hills Drug Court holds graduation
STURGIS S.D. - The Northern Hills Drug Court celebrated its 100th graduate at the Sturgis Community Center Tuesday. Drug Court is a voluntary program for people facing charges related to substance abuse. Rather than serving a prison sentence, participants can get treatment and ...
May 24, 2017

Work to widen shoulders on Highway 34 near Sturgis begins next week
STURGIS, S.D. – On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 crews will begin work on the Highway 34 shoulder widening project from the junction of Highway 79 north east for 7.9 miles to 137th Place near Sturgis. Work on the project involves shoulder widening, spot grading, asphalt concrete s...
May 24, 2017

Trial for man charged with shooting at gentlemen's club underway
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A man charged with shooting a man outside a Box Elder gentlemen’s club is on trial in Rapid City this week. Jarrad Lance Smith is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and commission of a felony with a firearm. Smith is ac...
May 24, 2017

Man charged with killing infant back in court Tuesday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man accused of killing an infant won a victory in court today, when a judge ruled statements he made to detectives, won't be admissible at trial. Kristopher Houchin faces second degree murder charges in the death of 6 month old L'Naya Love White, who died of...
May 24, 2017

Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Department of Energy says it's abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground. The agency said Tuesday that it doesn't intend to continue supporting the Deep Borehole Field Test because of changes in budget priori...
May 23, 2017

Man buried alive in trench collapse, saved by co-workers
EMERY, S.D. - Authorities say quick intervention by his co-workers likely saved a man buried when a water-sewer trench collapsed in Emery. Fire Chief Brian Leitheiser says that except for the man's hand, the construction worker was completely covered in dirt Tuesday. He was on ...
May 23, 2017

Wind blows camper off I-90 near New Underwood
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says no one was injured after a gust of wind blew the top off of a camper being towed by a pickup truck. The patrol says the crash happened Monday afternoon about a mile east of New Underwood on Interstate 90. The pick up was p...
May 23, 2017

Rapid City man sentenced to five years in prison for fraud
PIERRE, S.D. - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Mike Lundy was also ordered to pay over $1.3-million in restitution to his victims. Seiler says Lundy encouraged clients to invest in his company, called Ass...
May 23, 2017

Man allegedly fires accidental shot while cleaning handgun
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police say a South Dakota man has been arrested after accidentally firing a handgun he was cleaning in his garage. The Argus Leader reports that the bullet went into his neighbor's living room. Authorities say 65-year-old Kim Eugene Sigler is accused of reckl...
May 23, 2017

Man sentenced in Foltz family burglary case
GREELEY, Neb. - A South Dakota man has been imprisoned for stealing from a construction site and burglarizing the home of the late Sam Foltz's brother when he was in Lincoln honoring the Nebraska football player. Online court records say Scott Davis, of Lennox, South Dakota, was...
May 23, 2017

First Interstate bank sponsors Special Olympics Summer Games of South Dakota
SPEARFISH, S.D. – First Interstate Bank presented Special Olympics State Games of South Dakota with a $5,000 sponsorship in support of the 49th annual Summer Games that took place this past weekend, May 18th – 20th, in Spearfish. “This is a great event for Firs...
May 22, 2017


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