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August 18, 2022

Sturgis, Fort Meade fire crews tackle trailer home fire Thursday afternoon

STURGIS, S.D. – It has been a busy 24 hours for Sturgis crews, as they responded to their third fire since last evening this afternoon. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says Sturgis and Fort Meade Fire crews responded to a trailer home fire on sixth street at approximately 11:45 a.m. He says firefighters quickly attacked […]

August 18, 2022

Sturgis Fire crews respond to semi trailer fire early Thursday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis area fire crews responded to a semi trailer on fire on U.S. Highway 14A early Thursday morning. The fire was reported at mile marker 49. The fire slowed traffic in the area as crews put out the fire, which destroyed the trailer. Sturgis Fire, Fort Meade Fire, Meade County Sheriff and […]

August 18, 2022

Man sentenced to life for killing his wife’s grandmother

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man convicted of killing his wife’s grandmother after assaulting his wife has been sentenced to life in prison. Mitch Caffee, of Wessington Springs, was originally charged with two dozen felony counts in the October 2021 incident. It began when he broke into the Wessington Springs home of […]

August 18, 2022

Poll: Majority of South Dakotans oppose total ban on abortion

UNDATED – A majority of South Dakotans believe the state’s abortion ban is too restrictive and feel that voters should determine the legality of abortion access rather than the state Legislature, according to a statewide poll sponsored by South Dakota News Watch. The poll of 500 registered voters showed that a majority (57%) of respondents […]

August 17, 2022

Fire crews knock down grass fire near Bear Butte

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis and Vale fire crews responded to a grass fire Wednesday evening near Bear Butte State Park. The fire was reported after thunderstorms with lightning moved through the area, and fire officials believe lightning is to blame for the fire’s start. The fire was located off of Bear Butte Rd and Bighorn […]

August 17, 2022

Rapid City Police search for suspect in Wednesday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police say they are looking for an active teenage runaway from Minnehaha County in connection with a Wednesday night shooting. Robert Yellowbird, 17, of Sioux Falls is considered a person of interest in the incident. Rapid City Police officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Anamosa […]

August 17, 2022

Newly released social studies standards called thinly-veiled political and Christian religion document

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem is claiming  the new proposed social studies standards are free from “political agendas” and include an increased focus on Native American history. But they received swift criticism from some educators as a thinly-veiled political document that emphasizes the qualities of America’s founders and mimic language Noem […]

August 17, 2022

Weekly COVID-19 update – six new deaths with 1,438 new cases reported

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota health officials reported 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 in their weekly report issued today. Active cases of the virus dropped from 4,308 last week to 4,210 this week. Hospitalizations decreased from 102 last week to 94 this week. There were six new deaths reported, sending the state’s death toll to […]

August 17, 2022

Hot Springs woman killed in Brown County crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. –  A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Aberdeen. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was northbound on Brown County 14 when it did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of South Dakota […]

August 17, 2022

Former Salvation Army Coordinator sentenced to prison on child pornography charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A former coordinator for the Black Hills Area Salvation Army chapter was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison Tuesday. Javier Clark Moreno, 41, pleaded guilty to one  count of receipt of child pornography after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. As part of that plea agreement, a charge of possession of […]