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March 10, 2017
Gregory Co. still feeling impact of $200K trial for man found not guilty
March 10, 2017 - 4:53pm
February 16, 2017
New York real estate scion Robert Durst appears in the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch for a pre-trial motions hearing in Los Angeles, California, January 6, 2017 REUTERS/Mark Boster /Los Angeles Times/Pool/File Photo
Court testimony: Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' told friend he killed his wife
February 16, 2017 - 4:01pm
January 26, 2017
Six shot during vigil for gunshot victim in Chicago
January 26, 2017 - 10:15am
January 24, 2017
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Wetterling's killer begins serving sentence near Boston
January 24, 2017 - 10:59pm
January 5, 2017
Amanda Gibson can't help but tear up while talking about her sister Jennifer Gibson during an interview on Thursday afternoon in Yankton. Jennifer Gibson was killed by Matthew Novak back on August 31 in their home in Woonsocket. On Tuesday, Novak pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter. Amanda has temporary custody of Jennifer's four children and hopes to gain permanent custody of the children. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Stabbing victim’s sister hopes 4-year-old nephew can forget witnessing his mother’s death
January 5, 2017 - 9:14pm
December 20, 2016
Trials set for 2 suspects in child killing on reservation
December 20, 2016 - 8:11am
November 23, 2016
Maricela Diaz is escorted out of the Hanson County Courthouse by Hanson County Sheriff Randy Bartlett after being sentenced for 80 years on Friday afternoon in Alexandria. Diaz was found guilty in January for the murder and kidnapping of Jasmine Guevara that occurred in 2009. (Matt Gade/Republic)
SD Supreme Court upholds Diaz sentence
November 23, 2016 - 10:50am
November 22, 2016
Former police chief sentenced to life in prison for murder
November 22, 2016 - 4:04pm
October 1, 2016
Gregory County Deputy Sheriff Danny Stacy and Sheriff Tim Drey. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Fallout from serious crimes continues in Gregory County with another murder trial approaching
October 1, 2016 - 9:00am
September 28, 2016
Matthew Novak, who was charged with second-degree murder on Aug. 31, walks out of the Sanborn County Courthouse following his court appearance on Sept. 13 in Woonsocket. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Woonsocket woman died of stab wound to the neck, officials say
September 28, 2016 - 3:18pm
September 26, 2016
Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, makes his way into the Gregory County Commissioners Room in the Gregory County Courthouse following closing arguments while the jury began deliberating on Monday in Burke. Bertram was charged in connection to the killing of Leonila Stickney, 26, of Bridgewater, in 2009. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Former police chief found guilty of murder
September 26, 2016 - 8:33pm
September 15, 2016
Maryland woman committed to hospital for kids' exorcism slayings
September 15, 2016 - 1:42pm
September 14, 2016
Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, left, is escorted Wednesday into the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke by Deputy Chelsea Biehl, right, for the first day of oral arguments in a murder trial. (Jake Shama/Republic)
Suspected motives revealed in Bertram murder trial’s opening day
September 14, 2016 - 5:42pm
September 13, 2016
Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, right, is escorted in January from the Tripp County Courthouse by Gregory County Deputy Chelsea Biehl following an evidentiary hearing. (Republic file photo)
Opening statements to be heard Wednesday in murder trial
September 13, 2016 - 6:36pm
September 12, 2016
Investigators with the Division of Criminal Investigation search the home of Jennifer Ann Gibson, 25, who was murdered in her home on Wednesday in Woonsocket. Matthew Novak, 33, was arrested after local law enforcement responded to an incident at 9 a.m. at 206 S. Third Ave. in Woonsocket, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Novak indicted by grand jury on murder charges
September 12, 2016 - 4:10pm