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Trump's science envoy quits with scathing letter with an embedded message: 'I-M-P-E-A-C-H'
Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers
In new book, Hillary Clinton said her 'skin crawled' when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate stage
Names of Watertown teenage girl, man who died in crash released
15-year-old girl dies, 4 teens injured in rollover crash in far NE SD
Walmart and Google are plotting to change your shopping habits
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Getting drought-relief hay to Northern Plains no easy task
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
ESPN removes Robert Lee from calling U-Va. game in Charlottesville because of his name
First Mitchell Quarterback Club of the season set for today
Area prep volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Bearcats
Young Golden Eagles looking to build
Opening-night thriller: No. 3 Mitchell rallies to edge No. 4 Aberdeen in five sets
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
A time for wine, a time for beer
Commentary: Trump's Arizona rally showed just how unfit he is
DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
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
April 24, 2015
Rape charges dismissed against former Canton city councilman
CANTON (AP) — Rape charges have been dropped against a former teacher and Canton city councilman. Jeffrey Nolte faced two counts of rape and one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16 years old. KELO-TV reports that Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman...
April 24, 2015 - 2:13pm
March 27, 2015
Trials delayed for former county prosecutor accused of rape
PIERRE (AP) — Both the state and federal trials have been delayed for a former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of child rape. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was indicted in both state and federal courts last summer. The Capital Journal reports...
March 27, 2015 - 2:33pm