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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...

Mediate rallies to win Sanford International

Sep. 22, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rocco Mediate needed just about everything to go right for him to win the Sanford International, and it did. Ken Duke had everything go wrong on the last hole that helped Mediate to his first victory on the PGA Tour Champions in three years. Mediate birdied his last two holes for a...

Willet wins at home and captures European flagship event

Sep. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Danny Willett outplayed Jon Rahm in the final group at Wentworth and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots for his first victory on home soil in England. Willett won for the seventh time in his career and moves back...

Triplett, Duke tied for lead in PGA Tour Champions

Sep. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Ken Duke has played 313 times on the PGA Tour, 159 times on the Korn Ferry and this is his 16th start on the PGA Tour Champions since turning 50 this year. All that experience and Duke gets to try something new in the Sanford International. This is the first time he's had at least...

Triplett leads Sanford International in windy Sioux Falls

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kirk Triplett birdied two of his last three holes for a 4-under 66 in strong gusts Friday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the Sanford International on the PGA Tour Champions. Triplett, who won in March and leads the circuit with four runner-up finishes this year, was...

Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client's trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam. Businessman and conservative political operative Paul...

Flooding closes schools, restricts travel in SE South Dakota

Sep. 13, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Flooding from torrential rain that's soaked much of southeastern South Dakota closed schools for a second day on Friday, submerged city streets and caused some to evacuate their homes. The cities of Mitchell, Dell Rapids and Madison have been hit especially hard with the area...

Tornado hits South Dakota hospital: 'All are safe and sound'

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. "We had 10 minutes to wake up 102 residents, get them to the center of the building," said...

The Latest: 3 tornadoes confirmed in Sioux Falls

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that caused widespread damage in Sioux Falls (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes struck Sioux Falls overnight. National Weather Service lead meteorologist Todd Heitkamp in Sioux Falls tweets that he has...

Woman survives 80-foot cliff fall in South Dakota state park

Sep. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota woman has escaped with minor injuries after falling more than 80 feet (24 meters) from a cliff at a state park in South Dakota. Minnehaha County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Dubbe says the fall happened Monday evening at the Palisades State Park, about 20 miles...