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Officer-involved shooting in Sioux Falls deemed justified

Dec. 04, 2021 11:38 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a man in Sioux Falls has been deemed to be a justified use of deadly force, according to South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation. Elwood Dwyer, 52, was shot and killed by police on Oct. 28 after an hour-long...

Sioux Falls woman sentenced for helping homicide suspects

Dec. 03, 2021 17:34 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A woman accused of helping two people wanted in a Sioux Falls homicide flee from police last year has been sentenced to three years in prison. Susan Sanchez, 30, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to aggravated eluding and accessory to felony. She...

South Dakota woman sentenced in 1981 death of infant son

Dec. 03, 2021 16:10 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Thursday sentenced a woman to 10 years in the state prison system for her infant son's 1981 death that went unsolved for decades. Judge Bradley Zell called the sentencing of 60-year-old Theresa Bentaas a difficult...

Not guilty pleas entered for father accused in baby's death

Dec. 02, 2021 08:47 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Not guilty pleas have been entered for a Sioux Falls man charged in the death of his infant son. Dylan Castimore, 22, appeared via video from the Minnehaha County Jail Wednesday on charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of 8-week-old...

South Dakota man pleads not guilty to killing 3, wounding 2

Dec. 01, 2021 11:19 AM EST

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, her father and another woman and wounding his ex-girlfriend's mother and a young child. Francis Lange, 42, entered the pleas Tuesday in Bon Homme County Circuit Court...

South Dakota father charged in killing of 8-week-old infant

Nov. 30, 2021 17:33 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls father on Tuesday was charged in the killing of his 8-week-old infant who authorities determined died from an apparent assault. Prosecutors charged Dylan Castimore with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the...

Sioux Falls officer fires at van that rammed squad car

Nov. 29, 2021 10:54 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police shot at a fleeing minivan after its driver rammed a squad car and nearly hit two officers, according to authorities. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after an officer tried to stop the minivan for a traffic...

Sanford diabetes study for children has tested 2,000-plus

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A family history of diabetes prompted a Sioux Falls couple to enroll their children in clinical study on diabetes through Sanford Health. To their surprise, the study found no signs of diabetes, but instead, a diagnosis of celiac disease in...

Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

Sioux Falls police looking for suspect who left empty-handed

Nov. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are looking for a suspect who was left empty-handed after an armed robbery attempt early Friday. Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Sean Kooistra said the suspect used a handgun to demand money from a store clerk, but...