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Sioux Falls police help 2 escape burning house

Oct. 19, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police have helped two people escape their burning home. Firefighters were called to the house around 2 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say the initial report was that members of a family were unable to get out of the house. Police arrived and heard people still inside the...

Seniors bake doggie treats

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Many of the residents at Primrose Place have been baking their whole lives. So this autumn, the life enrichment coordinators at different Primrose properties in town challenged some of the residents to try a new recipe — one for the dogs, the Aberdeen News reported. "We...

BHSU student hopes to promote cultural understanding

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Joining the Army National Guard and heading to college opened Jacey Garcia's eyes to stark differences between life on and off South Dakota's Indian reservations. Teaching is one of his ambitions so he can promote understanding between the two worlds in which he lives. Jacey, 19,...

Official arrested, accused of breaking open records law

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SELBY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota county auditor accused of failing to make documents available for a public meeting was arrested and charged with violating the state's open meetings law, in a rare move seen as extreme by some media and open-government experts. Walworth County State's Attorney James Hare...

Lost hunter found safe in S. Dakota; another still missing

Oct. 18, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a lost hunter has been found safe in western South Dakota. Pennington County sheriff's authorities say the 72-year-old man from Alexandria, South Dakota, was elk hunting with friends when he was reported missing around 9 p.m. Thursday. A sheriff's deputy found the...

2 arrested, man accused of attacking officer in Watertown

Oct. 18, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police say a domestic assault call in Watertown led to two arrests for child abuse, drug charges and a racially-motivated attack on an officer. The 48-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested at their apartment Wednesday night after police say they found marijuana plants, a...

'Career criminal' dies at South Dakota prison

Oct. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a man serving life in prison has died following an illness. Corrections officials say 64-year-old Garreth Gannon, who was convicted of attempted murder and robbery, died on Wednesday in the infirmary at the South Dakota State Penitentiary....

Home health cares in Iowa, South Dakota ordered to pay

Oct. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ordered five home health care facilities in Iowa and South Dakota accused of filing fraudulent Medicare claims to pay more than $3.1 million. A complaint filed earlier this month in Cedar Rapid's federal court accused Sergeant Bluff Healthcare and Elk Point...

South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement. Also Thursday, the 17-year-old entered a not guilty plea to an alternate second-degree murder charge....

South Dakota man charged with manslaughter in loss of fetus

Oct. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after police say he negligently shot his pregnant wife, killing the fetus. Sheldon Pettibone, 22, of Sioux Falls told police he was cleaning his gun Sunday when it fired, shooting his wife, Melanie, who was about...