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Suspect apprehended after shootout and standoff
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Authorities apprehended a suspect after a morning shootout that turned into a standoff at a home in Box Elder. The incident began around 9:30 when Box Elder Police were on a call in a neighborhood off of South Ellsworth Drive. Captain Tony Harrison of th...
August 14, 2018

Dickinson condo complex fire under investgation
DICKINSON, N.D. - Families who lived in a Dickinson condominium complex are without homes after the structure was destroyed by fire. Fire Chief Bob Sivak says the cause of Sunday's fire is still under investigation, but he says it's believed to have started on the exterior of t...
August 14, 2018

One dead after three vehicle crash near Mitchell
MITCHELL, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday morning east of Mitchell. Names of the three people are not being released pending notification of family. They were the only three people involved. A 2014 Buic...
August 14, 2018

South Dakota Department of Transportation releases final rally traffic numbers
STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows traffic was up 7.9-percent overall for this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The D.O.T. says traffic counters counted 505,969 vehicles entering Sturgis this year. That is compared to 469,10...
August 14, 2018

Black Hills Steam, Gas Threshing Bee celebrating 50 years
STURGIS, SD – Country lifestyles from long ago are on display during the annual Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee, celebrating its 50th year with parades, tractor pulls and flea markets.  Set for August 17-19, 2018 on the Western Dakota Antique Club grounds locat...
August 14, 2018

Six people arrested in sex trafficking sting
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says six people have been arrested as a result of a sex trafficking sting. Jackley says his office was joined by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Sturgis Police Department and Rapid City Police De...
August 14, 2018

Belle Fourche woman arrested in connection with school vandalism
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - Authorities in Belle Fourche say a 59-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with vandalism at the local high school. Sally Norris Fixter was apprehended early Saturday morning. Fixter lives next door to the brand new addition to the Belle Fourche hi...
August 14, 2018

Fire crews gain ground on Vineyard Fire
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - Firefighters made good progress Monday on the lines of the Vineyard Fire. As of Monday evening, the fire was 40-percent contained. The acreage of the fire increased to 560, but full containment is expected by Friday. The fire began Saturday afternoon, and f...
August 14, 2018

Rapid City Police investigate stolen guns
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Several guns were stolen in two burglaries Friday night; one from an unlocked car and three in a home burglary. The RCPD reports that there have been at least 14 incidents of firearms being taken from vehicles. In 11 of those cases, guns were taken from unlock...
August 13, 2018

Police investigating string of vandalism to vehicles, residences
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating a series of vandalism incidents to vehicles and residences on the city’s north side. Over a dozen vehicles and a handful of residences had windows broken between August 10th and August 11th. The ...
August 13, 2018

Fire crews hope to take advantage of better weather in fighting Vineyard Fire
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – Firefighters are hoping better weather today will help them gain more containment of the Vineyard Fire burning near Hot Springs. The fire was listed at 468 acres Sunday night, although all mandatory evacuations had been lifted. Fire officials cautioned...
August 13, 2018

No one in custody for fatal park shooting in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police are looking for the person who fatally shot one man and injured another at a local park. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says an argument broke out between two groups of people in Falls Park about 10 p.m. Sunday. Clemens says there was pushin...
August 13, 2018

One killed, 2 missing in Montana boating accident
BILLINGS, Mont. - A boating accident on Bighorn Lake in southern Montana has left a 59-year-old woman dead, one man hospitalized and two men missing. The lake is located in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which straddles the Montana-Wyoming border. According to a Natio...
August 13, 2018

Harding County Fair offers rodeos, roundups and rockets
CAMP CROOK, SD – A year’s worth of planning will play out at the 102nd Harding County Fair, set for August 17-19, 2018 in Camp Crook, SD. For long-time Harding County Fair board member Karen Stevenson, it all happens due to the hard work of volunteers. “There a...
August 13, 2018

Ellsworth Air Force Base says airman found dead
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. –An active duty Airman assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., was found dead at his off-base residence in Rapid City on Aug. 9. U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Daniel Ruth, 25, of Pennsylvania, belonged to the 37th Bomb Squadron. “Our thou...
August 13, 2018

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