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Top-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia
Two Yellowstone National Park tourists injured by bison
Andes Central breaks ground on $13M expansion
Authorities: Chamberlain man received 20K illegal pills through mail
Sioux Falls mayor slashes funding in 5-year capital plan
UPS to freeze pensions for 70,000 nonunion workers to cut costs
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Dry conditions continue impacting South Dakota farmers
Continued improvements showcased at Sanborn Co. 4-H arena
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
Area baseball roundup: Salem picks up Cornbelt League win
Players buying in on Kernel basketball rebuild
Small College Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Don Meyer
Post 18 piles up the hits, downs Sioux Falls West 11-2
FCA football camp in Mitchell July 12
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Leona "Onie" Kost
Joyce Carol Fredrikson
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
All-American fun: Patriotic playdough is an easy DIY for summer
OPINION: A teen's summertime rite of passage
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Wiltz: The need-to-know on SD's deer seasons
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Bob & Anna Graumann
August 6, 2015
Woman accused of leaving kids to die put in halfway house
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman who authorities said left her two young daughters to die in North Dakota is residing at a halfway house in Mandan until she is sentenced, after making and later withdrawing a request to stay with a convict she'd met in jail. It's the...
August 6, 2015 - 2:20pm
July 21, 2015
Federal jury finds Pine Ridge man guilty of child abuse
RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Pine Ridge man of child abuse and assault charges. Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 36-year-old Timothy Kenneth White Plume was found guilty after a seven-day trial. White Plume was indicted in 2013 on charges of...
July 21, 2015 - 3:57pm
June 30, 2015
Bond set at $5M for man charged with murder in infant death
RAPID CITY (AP) — A judge in western South Dakota has set a $5 million bond for a man facing murder and other charges in an infant's death. The bond for 26-year-old Kristopher Houchin was set Tuesday. The Rapid City man has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree...
June 30, 2015 - 4:44pm
June 29, 2015
Woman accused of using excessive force on child
A Mitchell woman was arrested on June 24 after law enforcement received a report she had spanked her 6-month-old child. Jessica Clelland, 22, is accused of abuse of or cruelty to a minor, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According...
June 29, 2015 - 11:24am
June 9, 2015
Woman accused of leaving kids to die to plead guilty
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman accused of leaving her two young daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day on a North Dakota American Indian reservation will plead guilty to the charges against her, according to her lawyer. Michelle Wounded Face,...
June 9, 2015 - 11:21am
June 3, 2015
Two arrested on sex crime charges in Aurora County
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Christian Thomas, 41, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of aggravated incest,...
June 3, 2015 - 1:12pm
Rapid City man gets lengthy prison term for abusing child
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man who admitted hitting a 15-month-old boy in the head after the child vomited on him has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison. KEVN-TV reports that 27-year-old Austin Ehnes was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison with five years suspended,...
June 3, 2015 - 10:46am
April 30, 2015
South Dakota man pleads guilty to child abuse
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Lead man has pleaded guilty to hitting a 15-month-old boy in the head. The Rapid City Journal reports 27-year-old Austin Ehnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of 7. He was accused to striking the child...
April 30, 2015 - 2:06pm
April 23, 2015
Man pleads guilty to simple assault in child abuse case
A Mitchell man previously charged with felony child abuse took a plea deal Thursday and pleaded guilty to domestic simple assault negligently causing bodily injury. David Fortney, 47, entered his plea during what was originally scheduled as a preliminary hearing. According to court...
April 23, 2015 - 4:53pm
April 13, 2015
Police say Rapid City man badly hurt girlfriend's young son
Police say Rapid City man badly hurt girlfriend's young son STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a child suffered severe head trauma in a Black Hawk home. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says deputies arrested...
April 13, 2015 - 3:09pm
April 7, 2015
SD man gets 10 years in prison for sexual abuse charge
PIERRE (AP) — A 21-year-old South Dakota man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has also ordered Christian Whiteman to five years of supervised release. The Dupree man earlier pleaded guilty...
April 7, 2015 - 10:02am
March 31, 2015
Judge finds woman accused of raping boys unfit for trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 30-year-old Sioux Falls woman found naked in her apartment with at least three boys has been found unfit to stand trial at this time. Judge Lawrence Long ruled Monday that Anne Doubler will be committed to a mental health treatment facility for up to four...
March 31, 2015 - 11:46am
March 24, 2015
Hospital gets longer to examine mom who left kids to die
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Federal Bureau of Prisons medical center in Texas has been given more time to examine the mental health of a woman who told authorities she left her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day in North Dakota. Warden...
March 24, 2015 - 5:12pm
March 9, 2015
Daugaard helps save Jolene's Law Task Force on child abuse
PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers and others fighting child sexual abuse in South Dakota ended an emotional week on Friday with some help from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who promised funding to study the issue again this year. A bill to continue the task force's work in 2015 faced an unexpected...
March 9, 2015 - 1:24pm
March 6, 2015
SD man sentenced to 50 years for raping 6-year-old girl
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man convicted for raping his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Emmanuel Pio was charged with first-degree rape. Authorities say the victim's mother and Pio had been in a relationship...
March 6, 2015 - 1:19pm