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No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion
DES MOINES, Iowa - No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The next drawing wil...
October 20, 2018

Woman charged with Belle Fourche school vandalism pleads not guilty
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - A woman accused of causing $30,000 dollars worth vandalism at the Belle Fourche High School entered a plea of not guilty Friday. Sally Fixter Norris is charged with breaking at least 57 windows. Prosecutors say Norris lives next door to the brand new addit...
October 20, 2018

Two deputies receive Medal of Distinguished Service Award
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Pennington County Sheriff’s Deputies Tana Tallon and Rusty Schmidt have been awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service. Both were involved with the rescue of a ten-year-old girl during a Box Elder incident, August 14, 2018. There had been an officer inv...
October 20, 2018

Prison counselor accused of trying to provide gun to inmate
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota State Penitentiary chemical dependency counselor has been arrested for allegedly attempting to provide an inmate with a gun. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Friday that 68-year-old Willard Allan Dathe, of Sioux Falls, has been charged...
October 20, 2018

Politics - State's two largest newspaper's editorial boards endorse Sutton
UNDATED – Democratic Candidate for Governor Billie Sutton has picked up the endorsement of the state’s two biggest newspapers. On Thursday, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader endorsed Sutton, and on Friday, the Rapid City Journal’s editorial board also wrote in suppo...
October 19, 2018

Two teens playing with Airsoft guns leads to secure status at Hill City schools
HILL CITY, S.D. – An airsoft gun caused a short-lived secure status at Hill City Friday. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says a Hill City School District Staff member called authorities about two individuals in a field across the street from Hill City Schools ...
October 19, 2018

New permit try for proposed Wyoming coal-to-products mine
SHERIDAN, Wyo. - A company looking to open a coal mine in Wyoming has resubmitted a state permit application. Ramaco Carbon officials said Friday their latest proposal for the mine in Sheridan County exceeds both state and federal regulations. The Wyoming Environmental Quality ...
October 19, 2018

Names Released in Hamlin County Fatal Crash
LAKE NORDEN, S.D. – A 69-year-old Estelline, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle fatal crash east of Lake Norden. A 2013 Ford Explorer was southbound on U.S. Highway 81. The vehicle, while making a left turn onto South Dakota High...
October 19, 2018

Mega Millions jackpot increased to $1 billion
PIERRE, S.D. — The Mega Millions jackpot has reached heights that now exceed the South Dakota Lottery’s displays found at retailers around the state. The record-setting Mega Millions total has been increased to $1 billion, which is the highest in the game’s his...
October 19, 2018

Local law enforcement participate in Family Violence Warrant Sweep
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Family violence is a big problem nationwide, including domestic violence, child neglect or failure to pay child support. That is why the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, and South Dakota Department of Corrections, Parole S...
October 19, 2018

South Dakota counties could face high costs if protests greet Keystone XL Pipeline work
UNDATED - A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that arise over construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in the state. The outlay would be required before the state kicks in any disaster money ...
October 19, 2018

Winter Outlook favors warmer temperatures for much of U.S.
UNDATED - A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alas...
October 18, 2018

Ellsworth holds new type of training involving GPS signals
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – As part of their training exercises this week over the Powder River Training Complex, Ellsworth Air Force Base threw in an additional, realistic challenge for its pilots – jamming their GPS signals. This is the first time Ellsworth ha...
October 18, 2018

Preschool employee sentenced for sexually assaulting boys
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Box Elder man who worked at a preschool and in youth sports has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting two boys. Twenty-eight-year-old Trevor Lone Hill was sentenced Wednesday in Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Craig Pfeifle said...
October 18, 2018

Report: Fatal Tilford fire caused by smoking while on oxygen
TILFORD, S.D. — Authorities say smoking caused last month's fire that killed an 82-year-old man and a firefighter in western South Dakota. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said in an email Wednesday that the fire was caused by "a cigarette being smoked in bed while on oxyge...
October 18, 2018

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