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May 14, 2021

One dead in officer-involved shooting in Rapid City Friday afternoon

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man is deceased as the result of a deputy-involved shooting following an unwanted subject call at a residence near the intersection of Radar Hill Road and Morris Lane Friday afternoon. Pennington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call to remove an intoxicated and out-of-control family member from a Rapid Valley […]

May 14, 2021

CJTF-HOA Commander says SD National Guard soldiers leave their mark

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – South Dakota National Guard soldiers assigned to the 196th Maneuver  Enhancement Brigade (MEB), are deployed to Camp Lemonnier, as the core staff for Combined Joint  Task force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).  This is the first time in the history of CJTF-HOA that the staff has been made up of primarily […]

May 14, 2021

Interstate 90, Exit 59 Westbound On-Ramp Temporary Closure Scheduled in Late May

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 90 westbound on-ramp at Exit 59 (N LaCrosse Street) will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, to all vehicle traffic. Westbound motorists are requested to follow the detours, and use Exit 58 at Haines Avenue, as an […]

May 14, 2021

New COVID-19 cases Friday total 47; two new deaths reported

PIERRE, S.D. – The number of new COVID-19 cases Friday totaled 47 and of those, 10 were listed as probable. It is the lowest number of daily cases since March 15th when 23 cases were reported. Active cases continued their decline as well today as they tumbled another 46 to 890. The number of people […]

May 14, 2021

Four suspects charged in motel room shooting death plead not guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Four suspects in the murder of a 20-year-old Rapid City man all pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Travis Nelson, Gilbert Reyna, William Long, and Tracy Laughlin are all charged with Aiding and Abetting First-Degree Murder. The charge carries a possible death sentence or life in prison. They are  charged in […]

May 14, 2021

Civil Air Patrol assists SD Air National Guard in F-16 training

  SIOUX FALLS, SD —South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, played a crucial part in South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing aerial intercept training May 12 and 13 by playing the role of adversary aircraft flying in restricted air space. The training helped the Air Guard be ready for the possible real-world need […]

May 13, 2021

Individual associated with youth camp arrested for possession of child pornography

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities say an individual associated with a youth camp at Thunderhead Falls has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Javier Clark Moreno, 40, of Rapid City, was arrested for one count of possessing, manufacturing or distributing of child pornography. The charge comes after local law enforcement executed a search warrant […]

May 13, 2021

Sturgis unveils new logo, branding campaign for Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis has unveiled a new logo and branding campaign for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. City leaders say the new branding identity will begin with logos, messaging, and creative elements and will continue to grow across many channels in coming years. The new brand follows on the heels of […]

May 13, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 drop below 1,000 for first time since August

PIERRE, S.D. – Thursday’s COVID-19 Update from the state Department of Health indicated 83 new cases with 26 of those listed as probable. Active cases have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since August of last year. As of today, the state reported 936 active cases. The number of people hospitalized was up by […]

May 13, 2021

Man arrested for rape, murder in connection with death of Manderson woman

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A violent rape has been found to have directly led to the death of a woman in Rapid City late last month. Rapid City police spokesman Brenden Medina says 58 year-old Marlon Little Bald Eagle has been arrested for the crime, which has only recently been made public. 42 year-old Robyn […]