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Big plays lead Northern Iowa past South Dakota 42-27

Oct. 19, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain threw three touchdown passes to Isaiah Weston, Tyler Hoosman scored two touchdowns, and Northern Iowa defeated South Dakota 42-27 on Saturday. Austin Evans returned an interception 16 yards for the Panthers' other touchdown. Northern Iowa, No. 15 in the FCS Coaches...

Gibbs leads big 2nd quarter, South Dakota State wins 42-23

Oct. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — J'Bore Gibbs fired three touchdown passes in the first half, Pierre Strong Jr. rushed for two scores and South Dakota State clobbered Indiana State 42-17 on Saturday, setting up a first-place Missouri Valley Conference showdown in a week. South Dakota State (6-1, 3-0), the...

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...

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...

Sheriff: Still unknown how Wyoming teen knew her killer

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Detectives are still trying to find out how a Wyoming girl met the 17-year-old charged with killing her in his basement in South Dakota, the sheriff overseeing the investigation said Tuesday. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Shayna Ritthaler, 16, was shot once in the head by the...

Gibbs, South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28

Oct. 12, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — J'Bore Gibbs threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28 on Saturday night in a battle between two of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. Gibbs completed 14 of 26 passes for 210 yards and had 12 carries for 75...

Simmons' 4 TD passes leads South Dakota past Missouri State

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Caleb Vander Esch, and South Dakota breezed to a 45-10 victory over Missouri State on Saturday. Missouri State took a 7-0 lead when Tyler Lovelace recovered a Kai Henry fumble at the South Dakota 32-yard line. The Bears...

Frigid storm buries parts of the Great Plains in snow

Oct. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A frigid storm moving through the Great Plains on Thursday forced school closures, caused travel headaches and put farmers and ranchers on edge. Winter storm warnings and watches stretched from Wyoming and Montana through western Nebraska and into the Dakotas and Minnesota. The...

Prosecutor: South Dakota teen killed girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot her after an argument, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday. The 17-year-old defendant is charged as an adult with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction....