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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota man convicted of recruiting others to distribute methamphetamine in the state has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Forty-three-year-old Luis Olivares, of Rapid City, was found guilty of multiple charges including conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in December after an eight-day
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding a Sioux Falls woman against her will.


Thirty-year-old Justin Keith is facing charges of second-degree human trafficking, promoting prostitution and pimping.

Sioux Falls officers responded to an online prostitution ad on Tuesday and arranged to meet a woman in a northeast Sioux
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in Mitchell say an SUV caught fire at a car dealership as a couple was finishing a test drive.


Fire Marshal Marius Laursen tells The Mitchell Daily Republic that a salesman from the Vern Eide Chevrolet took the couple out in a Buick Enclave on Thursday afternoon. Upon returning, he noticed smoke pouring out from the hood. The car soon caught fire and
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge says jail time is off the table for a South Dakota man accused of subjecting American Indian children to racial slurs and spraying them with beer at a minor league hockey game.


The judge's decision Thursday means 41-year-old Trace O'Connell's case won't go to a jury trial. The judge will decide whether he's guilty of
RENNER, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in Minnehaha County are investigating a burglary at a home north of Renner in which burglars stole six guns, including three AR-15 style rifles, and more than $3,000 while residents were at a graduation ceremony.


The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says officials were called to investigate the burglary on May 17.

Along with the four rifles
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of a panhandler who challenged that his arresting officer had no reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk him.


Justices on Thursday ruled in the case of Rapid City resident David Walter, who received a three-year suspended sentence in June after being found guilty of meth possession.

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Rapid City, S.D. – On May 27, 2015 the Rapid City Police Department arrested  Sean Marshall, 20,  for  1st Degree Murder, in the early May 25th shooting death of Charles Metcalf, age 22 of Rapid City.

 “There are a number of factors that weighed in on this decision.  Including the fact evidence will support Metcalf was likely trying to get away from
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota'syoungest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November.


Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

The governor said previously he wouldn't support a "direct attack" on
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.


A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1.

The Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday directed county treasurers to immediately start
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package.
 
 
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Rapid City, S.D. – On May 27, 2015 the Rapid City Police Department arrested  Sean Marshall, 20,  for  1st Degree Murder, in the early May 25th shooting death of Charles Metcalf, age 22 of Rapid City.

 “There are a number of factors that weighed in on this decision.  Including the fact evidence will support Metcalf was likely trying to get away from
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A suspect in a fatal shooting in Rapid City allegedly told police he fired his gun after being threatened.


Twenty-two-year-old Charles Metcalf of Rapid City died early Monday after being shot multiple times. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested on drug and alcohol charges at the scene.

Police reports show the suspect admitted to shooting Metcalf, his cousin,
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A Mitchell man who died when he fled from police and crashed into a parked car had a history of running from law officers.


Court documents show that 33-year-old Ryan McManus had been involved in at least three other incidents since 2004 in which police said he fled from officers, either in a vehicle or on foot.

Police say McManus fled from a Davison County
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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man died after being shot by a child while target shooting with friends.


The American News reports that the death of 22-year-old Eh Thon Gar has been ruled accidental.

Brown County Coroner Michael Carlsen says Gar was target shooting with friends northeast of the city late Monday when a 4-year-old boy picked up a rifle and it went off, wounding
RAPID CITY--Rapid City's municipal pools are set to open Saturday.

The Jimmy Hilton Municipal Pool at Sioux Park and the Parkview Pool on Parkview Drive are scheduled to open for the summer with open swim pool times set at noon to 6 p.m. daily.  In addition, the Roosevelt 50-meter pool at the Roosevelt Swim Center is open daily for open swim from 1-5 p.m.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former running back for the Sioux Falls Storm has been charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly trying to rob a Sioux Falls casino. Thirty-five-year-old Florencell James Jones was taken into custody after police
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