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Rapid City, S.D. – At around 6:30 on the morning of June 30th, the RCPD’s Street Crimes Unit and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 121 E. Knollwood Drive apartment #23.
Four occupants were located inside apartment #23; William Scott, Marcella Adams, Cyril Black Spotted Horse and Kayla Gay. After finding methamphetamine, marijuana, and a
With an AmbuBus conversion kit, a school bus has been given a new job to do this summer. Rapid City firefighter/paramedics can now transport as many as 18 patients at a time with a single vehicle. This super-sized Ambulance Bus (AmbuBus) can transport as many patients as 9 ambulances depending on injuries. A standard ambulance is normally equipped to treat/transport up to 2
A Rapid City man facing multiple rape charges asked for a bond reduction in Seventh Circuit Court on Monday.
Cory Icenogle is accused of raping two children under the age of 16 and was looking to modify his bond from $500,000 to $100,000.
The mother of the alleged victims was in court on Monday and wrote a letter to the judge saying she is concerned about the
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is receiving more than $260,000 from the federal government to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments for those who receive unemployment benefits.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to help the newly unemployed reduce the time between jobs and help prevent improper payments from the federal Unemployment
This week of council committee meetings in Rapid City is the last set of committees for outgoing Mayor Sam Kooiker.  He spoke on the weekly mayor’s segment on KOTA last week and highlighted a number of items which he will oversee at committee t
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Same-sex couples in South Dakota can now use a marriage certificate and a number of other documents to change a name on a South Dakota-issued driver's license.

The state's Driver's Licensing Program says individuals can request name changes starting Monday.

For a name change on a license with a gold star, individuals need to
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 12:15 p.m. on June 26th, the RCPD and PCSO were notified of the death of a child at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The infant child was taken there for treatment. The six-month-old female’s injuries were sustained in the morning hours of June 26th in an apartment at 825 Willsie Avenue.
The suspect is identified as 26-year-old Kristopher Houchin of
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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
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
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police in northeastern South Dakota say a man accidentally shot himself during a gun show. The Watertown Public Opinion reports that the Arlington resident mistakenly thought his 9 mm Ruger pistol was unloaded
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