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10/08/15 03:36 PM
Rapid City, S.D. – On October 8th, the Rapid City Police Department arrested 53-year -old James Archer of Rapid City. Archer was identified as a suspect in the September 21st robbery of the casino at 2110 Jackson Boulevard. The investigation into the robbery is ongoing, and police have identified a second person-of-interest in the robbery.
“From an investigative standpoint,
10/08/15 03:30 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman is accused of assaulting her boyfriend with a selfie stick.

Police allege that 22-year-old Tyshauna Lyons on Tuesday night first cut the man's head with a knife and then struck him on the shoulder with the selfie stick. The man was not seriously hurt.

Lyons faces assault charges. It wasn't immediately clear if she has an attorney,
10/08/15 03:29 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after walking away from a minimum-security unit in Rapid City Wednesday evening.
Inmate Salvador Ortiz left the Rapid City Community Work Center, a Department of Corrections facility housing minimum-security inmates and Community Transition Program parolees, at approximately 9:30 p.m. MDT on Oct. 7. Escape
10/07/15 10:02 AM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A coalition established by Gov. Dennis Daugaard is exploring the expansion of Medicaid in South Dakota. The Health Care Solutions Coalition is set to gather for the first time Wednesday. Daugaard recently met in Washingto
10/07/15 09:24 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court is considering whether criminal defendants should be able to see the disciplinary records of law enforcement officers who arrested them.

Justices heard arguments this week in a case involving Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office personnel records.

Emily Lou Smith was arrested during a Sept. 30, 2014, traffic
10/07/15 09:23 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty in two westernSouth Dakota killings should the suspects be convicted.

That means both men would face life in prison if convicted.

James Rogers Jr. of Lead is charged in the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Caitlin Walsh in August. Prosecutors allege Rogers stabbed Walsh multiple times and then kept
10/01/15 04:30 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 16-year-old student has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a South Dakota high school principal, who was lightly wounded in the arm.

Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman says charges were filed Thursday against Mason Buhl as an adult. They are one count each of first-degree attempted murder and commission of a
09/30/15 02:48 PM
HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — The principal of a South Dakota high school has been wounded in a shooting at the school. School officials say a suspected shooter is in custody and students are reported safe.

The superintendent of Harrisburg High School, about 10 miles south of Sioux Falls, says the principal suffered a flesh wound.

Superintendent James Holbeck
09/30/15 02:46 PM
Rapid City, S.D. – At around 8:20 p.m. on September 29th, police were dispatched to 20 Signal Drive for a report of an assault. On arrival police determined that the incident was a domestic assault involving a male suspect and a female victim. Both were inside the residence when police arrived on scene.
Police made multiple attempts to make contact with the suspect inside the
09/29/15 03:49 PM
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — The small South Dakota Indian tribe known as the Flandreau Santee Sioux already has a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch.

Now it's undertaking a new venture — opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking
09/23/15 04:45 PM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Police in Mitchell say a 19-year-old student has been found dead at a Dakota Wesleyan University dormitory.

Detective Lt. Don Everson says no "obvious" cause of death has been identified, and an autopsy will be conducted within the next 24 hours. Everson says police were called to Dayton Hall about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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09/23/15 04:44 PM
Pennington County, S.D - At about 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a 911 call was received from a 60 year old male.  The subject was hiking in the Black Elk Wilderness area, when he began to have difficulties with his pace maker and became light headed and had difficulty breathing.
Rescue crews were able to head directly to him because he provided precise coordinates from a handheld GPS that
09/23/15 04:43 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide involving a family of six is focusing in part on financial issues.

Authorities believe Scott Westerhuis shot his wife and four children last week, then set the family home ablaze before shooting himself.

Westerhuis was the business manager
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