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Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Georgia man gets life plus 32 years for toddler's 'hot car' murder
Al Gore has 'extremely interesting conversation' with Trump on climate change
Cancer drugs may remain approved despite lack of benefit
Islamic State urges supporters to stage new wave of attacks
McDonald's revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines
Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares dip
Burger King follows McDonald's with sales abroad beating U.S.
No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices
Klobuchar on Obama's renewable fuel requirement: 'We couldn't have better Thanksgiving news'
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Winner takes second at KWLPG Invite
No. 7 Concordia hands No. 1 DWU women first loss
USD women fall to Wyoming in OT
Two Tigers compete at SDSU Holiday Open
Kernel gymnasts win SFW Invite
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Imogene Van Overschelde
Lila June Steiber
Seth Horned Eagle, Jr.
Dennis Lloyd "Denny" Butler
Drew Allen Holter
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Columnists and reporters should be kept separate
LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Looking for just a little more time
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
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
March 4, 2015
Child abuse law changes approved, continued study defeated
PIERRE (AP) — To the surprise of lawmakers and others fighting child sexual abuse in South Dakota, a House committee on Wednesday defeated a plan to authorize more time to study how to address the issue. The House State Affairs Committee voted 10-2 to kill a proposal to allow...
March 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
January 26, 2015
Woman accused of leaving kids to die plans to plead insanity
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman accused of leaving her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day intends to plead insanity, her attorney said. Assistant Federal Public Defender Ryan Costello has asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles...
January 26, 2015 - 4:11pm
Lawmakers to mull child abuse, disease outbreaks and roads
PIERRE (AP) — Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state's ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third week...
January 26, 2015 - 2:13pm