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Local law enforcement warns of bomb threat hoax email
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office have been made aware of a scam email targeting local businesses and organizations. The email claims that an explosive device has been secretly planted at a business or organization an...
December 14, 2018

Jury finds Colorado man guilty of enticement of a minor
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Colorado man caught up in a sex sting during the 2016 Sturgis Rally was found guilty in federal court in Rapid City Wednesday. A jury convicted Joel Zupnik of attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. Court documents say Zupnik responded to an onl...
December 14, 2018

Woman killed in Custer County crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A 78-year-old woman died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Hermosa. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. She was the only person involved in the crash. A 2002 GMC Yukon was eastbound on Box Canyon...
December 14, 2018

Ex police chief pleads guilty to sexual contact with girl
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A former Whitewood police chief is awaiting sentencing in two counties after pleading guilty to child sex charges. Ben Koens, 69, of Belle Fourche, recently pleaded guilty in Butte and Lawrence counties to having sexual contact with a girl under 16. Authorit...
December 13, 2018

Roberts County sheriff-elect pleads not guilty to assault
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The sheriff-elect of Roberts County has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Korey Ware, of Sisseton, is accused of assaulting a 30-year-old man at or near an Aberdeen bar on Oct. 6. The American News reports that he entered his pleas We...
December 13, 2018

Ballot measure planned if lawmakers don't fulfill tax cuts
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota conservative group plans to push lawmakers to fulfill a law calling for tax cuts after the state's Supreme Court victory clearing the way for new online sales tax revenues. But Americans for Prosperity-South Dakota has a backup plan if official...
December 12, 2018

Senate confirms South Dakota judge for 8th Circuit Court
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The U.S. Senate has confirmed a South Dakota lawyer to serve as a judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump in June nominated Jonathan Kobes, attorney for South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds. The Argus Leader reports that Kobes was...
December 12, 2018

States ask court to stop Trump from reviving US coal sales
BILLINGS, Mont. - Four states with climate change worries are due in a U.S. courtroom in Montana this week as they try to stop the Trump administration from selling coal from federal lands. Attorneys for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington state say the sales put the...
December 12, 2018

I-90 crash near Mitchell kills 2 women, injures teenage girl
MITCHELL, S.D. - Two women died and a teenage girl was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Hanson County. The Highway Patrol says the three people were in a sport utility vehicle that went in the median and rolled several times, coming to rest on its ro...
December 12, 2018

Trial set for woman involved in fatal trike crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City woman accused of homicide after a deadly crash in July will go to trial in March. Sophia Elbow Shield is accused of riding a trike-style motorcycle while intoxicated and crashing into a fence off I-90 at Box Elder this past summer. The crash kill...
December 12, 2018

Civic Center board votes to seek naming rights for new arena
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center board voted on Tuesday to offer to sell the naming rights for the new arena. The board will solicit and review proposals from local and regional companies that might want to affix their name to the new facility. Civic Center Di...
December 12, 2018

Rounds pleased with Senate approval of Farm Bill
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today made the following statement on the Senate passage of the farm bill conference report, which includes a number of priorities he requested earlier this year. It passed with strong bipartisan support, 87-13. “The farm bil...
December 11, 2018

Wyoming man fined $25k for shooting grizzly
CODY, Wyo. - A 38-year-old Wyoming man has been fined $25,500 for killing a sow grizzly bear last year. The Cody Enterprise reports that Brent Stalkup, of Casper, was ordered to pay the fine during a recent court appearance in Park County Circuit Court in Cody after he pleaded ...
December 11, 2018

Oil field service company fined for overtime violations
DICKINSON, N.D. - The federal Labor Department has ordered a North Dakota-based oil field service company to pay nearly $1.2 million in back wages to 275 current and former employees in six states. The government issued the order against Wyoming Casing Service Inc. after an inve...
December 11, 2018

Rapid City woman claims self-defense in fatal stabbing
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - A Rapid City woman accused of stabbing her nephew to death over the weekend says she acted in self-defense. Court documents indicate 32-year-old Lorraine Swallow told police who responded to her home on Saturday that 28-year-old Tyrell Bull Bear had trie...
December 11, 2018


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