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Man convicted of molesting girls given 20 years in prison

Nov. 21, 2019 9:14 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Dell Rapids man charged with molesting girls at sleepovers has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. In handing down the maximum sentence, Judge Susan Sabers told Torin Lodmell that he preyed upon the trust of children and their parents. Lodmell pleaded guilty to four attempted...

Pickup rollover kills 2 teens, hurts another in South Dakota

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were killed and another seriously hurt when their pickup rolled in central South Dakota. The state Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday north of Kennebec. The pickup was northbound on South Dakota Highway 273 when...

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get

Nov. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota...

Sioux Falls man uninjured after firing gun in pants pocket

Nov. 19, 2019 8:24 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say an intoxicated man escaped injury when he accidentally fired his gun inside his pants pocket. The 24-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested Monday for reckless discharge of a weapon and possession a gun while intoxicated. Police say officers heard a gunshot...

Noem: Trump OKs disaster declaration for SE South Dakota

Nov. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem says President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for southeastern South Dakota for September storm damage. Noem on Monday called the declaration “good news for South Dakota communities,” and said she was grateful to Trump “for...

Arrest made in attempted assault of 11-year-old

Nov. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say they’ve arrested a man who entered a family’s home and attempted to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl. Police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday the 26-year-old Sioux Falls man is being held on possible charges of burglary, attempted rape and...

City dwellers relocating to Hartford, town near Sioux Falls

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — As Anthony and Kristin Blaine stood with their three children outside their home on a cold afternoon in November, their voices provided the only sounds. Their single-family house is just one of two in the new development of Kelly Point in Hartford, and they have no backyard neighbors....

A history of capital punishment in South Dakota

Nov. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Wild Bill Hickok died holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights — the dead man's hand. He was shot by Jack McCall, whose death later marked South Dakota's first recorded execution. McCall was hanged for the killing in Yankton on March 1, 1877. The ultimate...

Sioux Falls woman sentenced on child porn charges

Nov. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography. Forty-nine-year-old Sharon Dvorak was sentenced Friday to time served and five years of supervised release. Dvorkak was indicted by a federal grand jury in March for distribution and receipt of...

Sioux Falls man charged for spanking child with soup spoon

Nov. 16, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of spanking a child with a soup spoon has been indicted on child abuse charges. The Argus Leader reports the 36-year-old man is charged with abuse or cruelty to a minor, a felony. An affidavit in support of a search warrant shows that an 8-year-old child...