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James Valley Community Center partnering with area organizations
Mayor: City needs 'clear map' to guide lake restoration
Winner man charged with attempted rape of teen
Man charged with cutting woman with broken mirror
Mitchell man indicted for rape of minor
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Kernels have strong showing at Mitchell Invite
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS girls tennis team suffers first defeat
Kernels earn first win of season
MHS soccer teams split in Spearfish
Marion man to celebrate 90th
Mitchell woman to celebrate 96 years
Weisser reunion to be held in Tripp
Strand birth announcement
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary holds July meeting
Marla Rae Behm
Larry Dean Forbes
Shellie Rene Hansen (Gaulke)
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LETTER: Ask for fair pay on Labor Day
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
August 28, 2015
Supreme Court upholds 2008 rape conviction
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Sioux Falls man convicted of repeatedly molesting a 12-year-old girl. Terry Lee Oleson pleaded guilty to first degree rape in 2008 and was sentenced to 70 years in the State Penitentiary. Circuit...
August 28, 2015 - 2:01pm
August 8, 2015
Webster man sentenced to 25 years in prison in rape case
WEBSTER (AP) — A Webster man accused of rape has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Forty-two-year-old Jamie Campbell pleaded no contest to one count of felony rape on April 24. He was sentenced last month. The American News in Aberdeen reports the charges stem from incidents...
August 8, 2015 - 6:54pm
July 30, 2015
Former SD county prosecutor pleads guilty to 2 rape counts
PIERRE (AP) — A former South Dakota county prosecutor who authorities accuse of child rape has pleaded guilty to two counts. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen entered guilty pleas Wednesday to two counts...
July 30, 2015 - 3:35pm
July 29, 2015
Former county prosecutor accused of rape to change pleas
PIERRE (AP) — A former South Dakota county prosecutor who has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges is scheduled to change his plea to at least some of the counts against him. A change-of-plea hearing was scheduled in state court in Hughes County on Wednesday for former...
July 29, 2015 - 10:51am
July 24, 2015
SD man sentenced for rape, sexual contact with young girls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 90 days in prison for rape and sexual contact with young girls. The Argus Leader reports 22-year-old Tyler Lee Schlotman was sentenced Thursday on one count of rape and one count of sexual contact with a child...
July 24, 2015 - 11:10am
July 22, 2015
Lack of forensic nurse training barrier for SD rape victims
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A lack of forensic training for nurses across much of South Dakota is prolonging the distance rape victims need to travel in search of justice. Certified sexual assault nurse examiners receive a week of training every three years and a test on how to counsel...
July 22, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 16, 2015
Garretson man found guilty of multiple felony sex offenses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a rural Garretson man of sexually abusing a woman for nearly 14 years. Jurors issued their verdict against 52-year-old Ronald Neels on Thursday. He was charged with multiple felony sex offenses, including eight counts...
July 16, 2015 - 5:27pm
July 10, 2015
Mobridge man's prison sentence reinstated by appeals court
PIERRE (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a prison sentence for a Mobridge man convicted of raping two of his friends' young daughters. Forty-five-year-old Richard Litschewski was convicted in 1997 of first-degree rape, third-degree rape and sexual contact with a...
July 10, 2015 - 9:58am
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 28, 2015
Rapid City man charged with rape, abuse in infant death
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old Rapid City man was arrested after an infant died of undisclosed injuries at a local hospital. Rapid City police say Kristopher Houchin has been charged with first degree rape and child abuse. It's is unclear if Houchin has...
June 28, 2015 - 11:01am
June 4, 2015
Southeast SD man gets 90 years in prison for rape conviction
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota man convicted of raping a child has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. The 53-year-old Jose Tomas Guevara Sorto was sentenced this week in Sioux Falls. He was convicted of first-degree rape in December. Authorities say the Sioux...
June 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
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
May 29, 2015
Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty in New Orleans to drugging women
Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, pleaded guilty on Friday to related federal charges in...
May 29, 2015 - 1:33pm
May 15, 2015
Aberdeen man sentenced to 10 years for attempted rape
ABERDEEN (AP) — An Aberdeen man who went into a woman's home and attempted to rape her has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Aberdeen American News reports that 22-year-old Julian Blacksmith pleaded guilty to attempted rape. Authorities say the charge stems from...
May 15, 2015 - 1:50pm
May 4, 2015
Groom accused of raping bridesmaid gets 7 ½ years in prison
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs man convicted of raping a bridesmaid on his wedding night has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Fall River County State's Attorney Jim Sword says a jury in January found Cleve Janis Jr. guilty of third-degree rape. Sword...
May 4, 2015 - 2:10pm