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Air Force IDs Ellsworth airman found dead off base

Oct. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has released the name of an airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base who was found dead at an off-base residence. The Air Force says 24-year-old Senior Airman William Horton was a B-1 Journeyman with the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Horton was an active...

Jury convicts man of stalking Sioux Falls mayor

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of stalking the Sioux Falls mayor. The Minnehaha County jury convicted 58-year-old Christopher Bruce after deliberating nearly three hours Wednesday. Bruce declined to comment after his conviction. He faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Mayor...

Sioux Falls teacher surprised with $25K as a top US educator

Oct. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Alison Ter Horst meant to be a guidance counselor, not a teacher, but once she tried student teaching she couldn't bear to leave the classroom. On Wednesday, Ter Horst was surprised with a $25,000 check at Washington High School in Sioux Falls as one of the nation's top teachers,...

Woman dies in 2-vehicle accident in NE South Dakota

Oct. 15, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CLARK, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old woman from Clark has died in a two-vehicle crash in northeastern South Dakota. The Clark County sheriff identifies the victim as Brittany Monson. The crash happened Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 212 east of Clark. Monson was driving an SUV that collided...

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...

Pennington County hit with IRS penalties

Oct. 15, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has hit Pennington County with more than $87,000 in penalties for mishandling payroll taxes. The Rapid City Journal says county auditor Cindy Mohler has asked the Pennington County Commission to authorize payment of the penalties. The commission is...

Airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base found dead

Oct. 15, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an airman stationed at the Ellsworth Air Force Base. Col. David Doss says the active-duty military member was assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing stationed at the base. The airman was found dead on Monday at an off-base residence. The airman's...

Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Georgia authorities have found a man suspected in an Iowa slaying. Fort Dodge police say in a news release that 19-year-old Damion Chavez was spotted by a sheriff's deputy in Lowndes County, Georgia, on Saturday in a vehicle on Interstate 75. The vehicle was pulled over and Chavez...

Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast

Oct. 14, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing after learning a student at a middle school was denied breakfast as a form of discipline. Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says a complaint about the incident was made to the South Dakota Department of Education after the incident was...

16-year-old youngest inductee into SD Country Music Hall

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Delaney Johnston, of Lead, said she felt an "overwhelming sense of joy" sweep over her when she stepped on stage last month to become the youngest-ever inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. And what she's demonstrated so far in her short life and...