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Explosions, gunfire reported near American University in Afghanistan
As wine shipments go legal, a few hiccups here and there
Opponents of Sioux Falls city building submit petitions
Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre
Rapid City adding up to 15 people to firefighting force
Mildred "Millie" Gritzmacher
Lillian (Buchholz) Brandt
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
April 9, 2014
Child abuse prevention and awareness walk scheduled in Chamberlain
CHAMBERLAIN -- First Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Walk in honor of Mason Naser will be held at noon on Saturday at American Creek Campground in Chamberlain. Raffle tickets will be sold for a star quilt and beaded earrings. Justice For Mason T-shirts will be available for...
April 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
April 3, 2014
Jury selection ends in Gonzales trial
CHAMBERLAIN -- Jury selection concluded Thursday in the trial of a Gann Valley woman. Donika Gonzales, 23, is accused of beating a 4-year-old child to death in February 2013. Attorneys will begin the trial with opening statements this morning at the Brule County Courthouse....
April 3, 2014 - 5:52pm
March 20, 2014
Ethan man accused of punching, kicking child
ETHAN -- An Ethan man is accused of child abuse for punching, elbowing and kicking his child. Michael Conrad, 41, was arrested March 13 after Ethan school officials called the Davison County Sheriff's Office about a possible child abuse case. The victim ran to school that day,...
March 20, 2014 - 10:23pm
March 19, 2014
Defense seeks records in death of NFL star's son
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An attorney for the man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last fall says prosecutors have been too slow to provide relevant medical records. Defense attorney Tim Rensch wants a judge to order prosecutors...
March 19, 2014 - 10:51am
March 5, 2014
Minn. woman admits to child endangerment; case involved remains of infants found in SD
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A woman who pulled a revolver from under a sofa while holding her baby and attempted suicide while officers interviewed her pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Kelly Anderson-Person, 34, of Hendricks, formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty to the gross...
March 5, 2014 - 6:36am
February 28, 2014
Expert will be allowed to testify in child death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- A state medical examiner will be allowed to testify that the injuries suffered by a 4-year-old child allegedly beaten to death by one of his caretakers last year were the result of abuse. Attorneys for 23-year-old Donika Gonzales, who is charged with the...
February 28, 2014 - 10:06pm
February 12, 2014
Bonesteel woman convicted of child abuse sent to prison
Federal authorities say the woman left her children under her husband's supervision even though she knew he was sexually abusing some of them.
February 12, 2014 - 7:12pm
January 16, 2014
Platte man gets prison for child sex abuse
In addition to 90 days in prison, Kip DeGroot will spend one day in jail each year for eight years.
January 16, 2014 - 10:03pm
December 26, 2013
Mount Vernon man accused of felony child abuse
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly punching his 5-year-old child in the head. According to court documents, Kip Gearey, 31, was arrested after officials at the Mount Vernon School reported they thought a child had been abused. Davison...
December 26, 2013 - 7:06pm
December 17, 2013
Mitchell man gets jail for beating child with clothes hanger
A Mitchell man received a suspended two-year prison sentence Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Christopher Dreyer, 21, pleaded guilty last month to abuse or cruelty to a minor for hitting a young child with a clothes hanger. Instead of going...
December 17, 2013 - 5:31pm
December 16, 2013
Plea change set for Watertown man acquitted of killing child
By Carson Walker SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Watertown man acquitted of killing his girlfriend's toddler plans to plead guilty to at least one...
December 16, 2013 - 2:08pm
November 19, 2013
Acquitted Watertown man in court on new charges
WATERTOWN (AP) — A Watertown man acquitted of killing his girlfriend's toddler has been arraigned on new child abuse and drug charges. KXLG-FM reports 26-year-old Jay Barse pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He's charged with four counts: child abuse involving a victim younger...
November 19, 2013 - 10:30pm
November 6, 2013
Colton man pleads guilty to child abuse
A Colton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to child abuse. Christopher Dreyer, 21, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. He said he hit his girlfriend’s child in August with a plastic coat hanger on the back and buttocks. His plea...
November 6, 2013 - 9:10pm
New charges filed against acquitted Watertown man
WATERTOWN (AP) — Authorities have filed felony child abuse and drug charges against a Watertown man a day after he was acquitted of killing his girlfriend’s toddler. Jay Barse, 26, made his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon. He’s charged with child abuse involving...
November 6, 2013 - 6:13am
October 9, 2013
Hutterite man gets jail for abuse
February incident involved 'strapping' that left welts, bruises.
October 9, 2013 - 10:19pm