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Rapid City, S.D. – At around 10:30 a.m. on March 3rd, police were dispatched to Memorial Park for a report of a deceased subject that was found in the area. Police located the body in the southeast corner of Memorial Park, near the intersection of 5th Street and Omaha Street.
The deceased is a Native American male in his mid-50s. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the man’s
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 1:00 am on Feb. 28th, Rapid City Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim at 819 ½ Blaine Ave. Upon entry to the house, officers located the male victim who had a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was later identified as 22-year-old Colton Strangerhorse of Rapid City.
A thorough investigation was conducted by the RCPD and the
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of failing to seek medical attention for his 20-month-old son who was repeatedly abused and died as a result of the physical mistreatment inflicted by his mother is scheduled to change his plea.

Francis Swan is expected to plead guilty to a felony child abuse charge Tuesday in federal court in Pierre. The charge stems from the October death of his son
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate has advanced a bill that would allow schools and local governments to set policies allowing people who hold concealed carry permits to carry guns onto school grounds or into most public buildings.

The Senate on Monday approved a substitute bill replacing one that already has cleared the Wyoming House. The House version would have allowed
WASHINGTON | The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds — or .223-caliber — used in widely
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Rodney Berget.

Berget was sentenced to die for his role in killing State Penitentiary guard Ronald Johnson during an April 2011 escape attempt. Berget is to die by lethal injection the week of May 3.

Jackley says the Supreme Court rejected Berget's request to overturn his
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Ellsworth Air Force Base, (KEVN-TV) The commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Colonel Kevin Kennedy, gave his State of Ellsworth Address Thursday morning, discussing operations, updates and enhancements in regards to the base. Enhancing the quality of life fo
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic,
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux officials are pushing for a popular basketball tournament to be moved out of Rapid City due to racial tensions.

Tensions were exacerbated by reports of Native American children being subjected to racial slurs and sprayed with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City in late January.

Oglala Sioux tribal leaders are pushing the board of the
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man has pleaded guilty to burglary and grand theft charges in connection with a six-hour-long standoff with law enforcement officials in July.

Kidnapping charges against 32-year-old Raymond Cuny were dropped as part of the plea deal. Authorities say Cuny took a 2-year-old boy hostage during the standoff at a Rapid City home that he was trying to
The Rapid City Police Department has hired a detective to investigate cold cases going back 40 years.  Wayne Keefe an investigator who retired from the department last year, will work part time.  Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker spoke about two rece
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — State Corrections officials are working to address the use of an illegal synthetic drug at the minimum security unit of the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Authorities believe smuggled synthetic drugs likely sickened tw
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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Ducks Unlimited has opened an office in Brookings in its effort to expand the waterfowl habitat in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region.

The group is located in the same research park building at South Dakota State University as Pheasants Forever, which opened a Brookings office last year.

Ducks Unlimited hired SDSU graduate
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced for committing a federal wildlife crime while acting as a hunting guide in South Dakota.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 59-year-old Randy Miller shot and killed a turkey vulture on a U.S. Forest Service trail while guiding hunters in May 2013. Turkey vultures are protected under federal law.

Miller was sentenced to a

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man charged in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will remain in jail until his trial in September.

Judge Bradley Zell on Tuesday said he does not think 29-year-old Joseph Patterson is a flight risk, but he does think Patterson is a danger to his ex-girlfriend.

Patterson is charged with second-degree murder,
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