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04/16/15 04:42 PM
Rapid City, S.D. – Around 10:15 a.m. on April 16th, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Chevy Suburban northbound on Mt. Rushmore Road. The Suburban was stopped on the right side of the road in the construction zone just south of Cathedral
04/16/15 04:37 PM
INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) — Several upcoming events are planned at National Park Service sites in South Dakotaas part of National Park Week.

This year's theme for events April 18-26 is "Find Your Park," which is also the name of a campaign to mark next year's centennial anniversary next year of the agency.

Several programs are available in the Black Hills and
04/15/15 04:35 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune has nearly $10.4 million in the bank for his likely bid for a third Senate term in 2016.

Thune's campaign announced Wednesday the Republican lawmaker's first-quarter haul was roughly $793,000 and that he is sitting on $10.37 million.

Campaign manager Joshua Shields says the camp is pleased with
04/15/15 12:03 PM
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Bond has been doubled to $500,000 for a Rapid City man accused of killing his girlfriend's 21-month-old son in Black Hawk.

Twenty-eight-year-old Thomas Pentecost made his initial court appearance Tuesday on alternate charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of Bentley Bahr. Pentecost had been charged last week with aggravated assault and attempted
04/13/15 04:38 PM
RAPID CITY--Rapid City has been selected as one of 10 cities nationwide to compete for the title of Kraft Hockeyville USA.  The title brings upgrades to the local youth hockey arena and the opportunity to host a National Hockey League exhibition game.  Supporters can begin casting their votes this week.
Three rounds of
04/13/15 04:28 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Six people have been arrested after an investigation into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls.

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead and Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel announced the arrests on Monday. Jackley says they resulted from a probe by the state Division of Criminal Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against
04/13/15 04:23 PM
BRANDON, S.D. (AP) — A homeowner and a firefighter have died in a house fire in the Minnehaha County city of Brandon.

Police Chief David Kull says 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was taken late Sunday to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities identified the firefighter as 38-year-old Steven Ackerman, a volunteer with the Valley Springs fire
04/10/15 11:40 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police believe a pop bottle bomb was the source of an early morning explosion that woke residents and caused some houses to shake.

Authorities say they received 17 calls from residents about 12:30 a.m. Friday reporting the boom. Numerous police officers throughout the city also reported hearing the sound.

Police say they found burned grass and
04/09/15 11:40 AM
OMAHA, Neb. | A man accused of spraying bullets at a rival gang member and killing a 5-year-old Omaha girl who was inside her house a block away was sentenced to 65 years in prison Thursday.

Vincent Hicks, 21, was sentenced in Douglas County District Court. Hicks had pleaded no contest and been convicted of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in the death of Payton
04/09/15 11:37 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal officials say they've confirmed a deadly bird flu in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the strain of avian influenza in the flock of 34,000 turkeys in Kingsbury County, which sits between Huron and Brookings.

The U.S. in recent months has seen an increase in cases of
04/08/15 12:44 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

A federal jury found Tsarnaev guilty Wednesday in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. He kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as the guilty verdicts were
04/08/15 12:15 PM
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to search for a 6-year-old southeastern South Dakota boy believed drowned in the Missouri River on Easter.

Lincoln Hilt, of Hurley, went missing Sunday night while fishing with family from the docks at a city park in Yankton. He had received a fishing pole in his Easter basket Sunday morning.

Yankton Police Chief Brian
04/08/15 12:14 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City-based National Guard unit has been ordered to deploy to Afghanistan.

The South Dakota National Guard Public Affairs Office announced on Tuesday that the South Dakota Army National Guard's Detachment 48, Operational Support Airlift Command, received an order to mobilize.

Six members of the unit will head to
04/08/15 12:13 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police arrested three women after a fight that authorities say involved some unique weapons.

Officers responded to a report of a group of 10 or more people fighting on Monday evening, and used pepper spray to stop one woman from attacking another with a board.

Two other women also were arrested — one for allegedly hitting a woman with a tire
04/07/15 12:12 PM
Norris, S.D – A Kadoka, SD youth died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about midnight Monday in Mellette County.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol said McKenzie Stilwell, 16, was driving a 1989 Ford F250 pickup on 248th Avenue south of Highway 63. The vehicle’s left tire entered the west ditch after a sharp right curve. The driver overcorrected and lost control.
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