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Driver in fatal crash sentenced for vehicular homicide
Buffer strip boosters plan another go during 2017 session
Saturday night street dance reunites recently returned guardsmen
Australia native brings passion for praise, music to Holy Family
Officials begin plans for potential fourth DWU building project in four years
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
Buffer strip boosters plan another go during 2017 session
Egg-laying chickens and eggs both up in South Dakota
The end of an era for Salem's Buhler Industries
Land-locked rancher awarded cash in sale of cattle rival said he owned
Fight over electricity for new grain elevator ends in a compromise
Canova edges Flandreau for District 4B title
Unbeaten Angels outlast Pheasants
Postseason amateur baseball roundup: Nolz, Mudcats book spot at state
Freeman Academy, Marion join forces in athletic co-op
Mad Dogs fall to Sioux Falls Saints
Local man reaches 93rd birthday
Chamberlain man celebrates 94th
Fulton couple to celebrate 40 years
Twin sisters turn 90 years old
Mitchell couple to celebrate 50th
Sophie Van Hyft
Viola "Ole" Terveen
Constance "Connie" C. Perkins
LETTER: Trump not the answer
LETTER: SD has more potential for wind energy
LETTER: Abortion is the problem
LETTER: There never has been racial equality
LETTER: God is alive and well
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
September 27, 2013
After daughter’s death, NY man on quest to change SD’s DUI laws
Only months after the Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard got “smart” on crime, a New York man wants them to get tough. Gregg Spindler...
September 27, 2013 - 8:41pm
Fatal accident suspect has six minor-consumption convictions on his record
LAKE ANDES — Ronald Fischer Jr. has an extensive background of misdemeanors, but the current charges of vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the first degree are his first felony charges. He faces the charges in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly drove drunk...
September 27, 2013 - 8:06pm
September 6, 2013
No reduced sentence for SD woman who shot husband
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A judge has refused to reduce the 65-year prison sentence of a New Underwood woman who shot her husband twice in the head three years ago. Amanda Kaur, 30, initially was charged with murder in the November 2010 death of Ira Kaur, 26, an airman at Ellsworth Air Force...
September 6, 2013 - 7:36pm
August 23, 2013
Man gets 34 years in death of 2-year-old in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter in Rapid City was sentenced to 34 years in prison in an emotional court hearing that saw an outpouring of grief from both sides. Edward Berges, 24, initially faced murder and other...
August 23, 2013 - 7:29am
August 9, 2013
Test results to stay in SD manslaughter trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has denied a request by a Sioux Falls woman to keep blood-alcohol test results out of her second trial on a manslaughter charge. The test results show Tammy Kvasnicka's blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit to drive at the time...
August 9, 2013 - 2:22pm
UPDATE: Life term possible for Pickstown crash suspect
Manslaughter charge added in double-fatal crash.
August 9, 2013 - 7:11am
August 8, 2013
Victim’s family wants stiffer DUI laws
Spindlers call for spate of changes to make SD ‘best in class’ after daughter killed in crash.
August 8, 2013 - 9:54pm
Manslaughter charges added in Pickstown fatal crash
PICKSTOWN -- The man arrested in connection with the July 8 crash that killed two U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees could now be punished with life in prison. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Charles Mix County States Attorney Thomas Deadrick announced today that Ronald Ray Fischer,...
August 8, 2013 - 11:26am
August 5, 2013
Jury deliberations underway in manslaughter trial
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A jury will begin deliberations Monday in the manslaughter trial of a man accused of shooting another man to death in a Rapid City motel parking lot early this year. Thirty-year-old Charles Birdshead is charged with felony first-degree manslaughter and two weapons...
August 5, 2013 - 3:00pm
August 2, 2013
Officer says manslaughter suspect could have fled
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City police officer says several witnesses to a motel parking lot slaying have told consistent stories about manslaughter suspect Charles Birdshead being assaulted in his car by the victim. But the Rapid City Journal reports that Police Detective Steve...
August 2, 2013 - 12:17pm
August 1, 2013
Witness says Rapid City suspect had blood on self, was agitated
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A woman testified Wednesday that the man standing trial in Rapid City for manslaughter had blood on him and was agitated when...
August 1, 2013 - 7:38am
July 31, 2013
Judge won't dismiss manslaughter charge in SF texting case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A judge has refused to dismiss a first-degree manslaughter charge against a Sioux Falls man accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist while speeding and texting. Authorities allege that Brent O'Neal caused a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on July 25, 2012,...
July 31, 2013 - 3:07pm
July 30, 2013
Jury selected for manslaughter trial in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A jury has been selected for the trial of a man accused of shooting another man to death in a Rapid City motel parking lot early this year. A jury of nine men and five women, two of whom are alternates, will decide the fate of 30-year-old Charles Birdshead. The...
July 30, 2013 - 1:18pm
July 9, 2013
Sioux Falls man gets 50 years for manslaughter in fatal crash
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man accused of causing a fatal crash after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The sentenced handed down to Kyle Jones, 20, is the maximum for manslaughter. Jones, who pleaded guilty in April to...
July 9, 2013 - 9:08am
June 10, 2013
2 trials for man charged with manslaughter, rape
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A 30-year-old man charged with shooting another man to death and having a sexual relationship with a teenager will have separate trials for the alleged crimes. Charles Birdhead, of Rapid City, is charged with felony manslaughter for the shooting death of 33-year-old...
June 10, 2013 - 4:04pm