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Scotland superintendent accepts Vermillion district's top administrative job
SD Medicaid expansion remains unlikely following failure of Obamacare repeal
Scotland man pleads not guilty to vehicular battery
Avon hires DeJong as next chief of police
Apparel chain Bebe Stores to explore strategic alternatives
McDonald's plans mobile ordering to speed up drive-through service
Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO
Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
Wessington Springs native is inventor of HydroGreen’s patent-pending system
Good genes more important than ever at bull auctions, rancher says
Coyotes cover new territory in prep baseball
Gregory boys win home meet
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Julie A. Theel
Jeremy Lee Lhotak
DAUGAARD: A chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
IN OTHER WORDS: Legislature wins in battle over IM 22
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
LETTER: Politicians can't come up with good health care
LETTER: Abortion is evil
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Curtis and Linda Mueller
January 7, 2015
Witness uncooperative during woman's murder trial in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man convicted of murder was uncooperative when he took the stand Wednesday to testify in the murder trial of a woman who authorities say was his co-conspirator and girlfriend. A Minnehaha County judge has moved to make Alexander Salgado unavailable for...
January 7, 2015 - 7:06pm
State will not purse second trial of man in fatal 2000 crash
South Dakota will not pursue a second trial for a Belle Fourche man originally sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for a fatal accident more than 14 years ago, Attorney General Marty Jackley said Wednesday. Jackley said his decision in the Oakley Engesser case was based...
January 7, 2015 - 1:56pm
Salgado refuses to testify in Diaz trial
SIOUX FALLS -- Alexander Salgado, 26, who already pleaded guilty to murdering a 16-year-old Mitchell girl in 2009, proved to be difficult on the witness stand Wednesday morning during the Maricela Diaz murder trial. He took the stand shortly after 9 a.m. at the Minnehaha County Courthouse...
January 7, 2015 - 9:55am
December 31, 2014
Jury seated for Diaz trial, which begins Monday
SIOUX FALLS — After two days of jury selection, 12 jurors and one alternate were seated Tuesday afternoon for a trial in a 2009 murder case, according to the S.D. Attorney General's Office. Maricela Diaz is accused of murdering then 16-year-old Jasmine Guevara in rural Hanson...
December 31, 2014 - 2:00am
December 4, 2014
Trial scheduled for Mitchell man accused of rape
A Mitchell man scheduled to stand trial next week for raping a 14-year-old girl earlier this year will not be allowed to cross-examine the victim about previous sexual acts, according to court documents. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the...
December 4, 2014 - 4:35pm
November 20, 2014
Witnesses testify about crash that killed Klumb, Spindler
LAKE ANDES -- Blue tarps and yellow flags dotted the golf course at Randall Hills Golf Club in Pickstown the evening of July 8, 2013. Those tarps covered body parts from Rob Klumb and Maegan Spindler, employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Pierre. Klumb, 46, of Pierre,...
November 20, 2014 - 8:56am
October 8, 2014
Man sent to jail until he gets an attorney
A Clark man was sent to jail Tuesday after he appeared in court regarding a probation violation. Chance Terrill, 21, in August denied he violated his probation. He was sentenced in January to a suspended three-year prison term and given 90 days in jail for possessing cocaine. He...
October 8, 2014 - 10:02am
September 29, 2014
Witnesses testify about crash that killed Klumb, Spindler
LAKE ANDES -- Blue tarps and yellow flags dotted the golf course at Randall Hills Golf Club in Pickstown the evening of July 8, 2013. Those tarps...
September 29, 2014 - 9:57pm
September 23, 2014
Winner jury convicts Pierre teen in 2012 shooting
By Kevin Burbach WINNER (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Pierre teenager of killing one classmate and threatening another after an argument about a paintball incident, rejecting the defense's argument that the 16-year-old boy's shooting death was an accident. The jury...
September 23, 2014 - 10:07pm
Jury deliberating in classmate murder trial
WINNER (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a Pierre teenager accused of killing his classmate is deliberating after hearing closing arguments and of the potential for lesser charges. Braiden McCahren is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Dalton...
September 23, 2014 - 3:08pm
September 18, 2014
Testimony continues in trial of Pierre teenager
WINNER (AP) — The prosecutor in the case of a Pierre teenager accused of killing a classmate continues to call witnesses to the stand. KCCR-AM reports jurors on Thursday heard from the two police officers who interviewed Braiden McCahren and the sole witness to the shooting...
September 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
September 15, 2014
Murder trial for slain Pierre teen finally begins
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — A week before Christmas in 2012, 16-year-old Braiden McCahren and two friends were hanging out at McCahren's house in Pierre after school. By 5:30 p.m., police had a call of a gunshot at the home and soon after one of the boys, 16-year-old Dalton...
September 15, 2014 - 6:49am
July 2, 2014
Grandfather of dead boy suffers stroke in courtroom
CHAMBERLAIN — A 54-year-old man was taken from the Brule County Courthouse courtroom Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke. Myron Walters Ziegler is the maternal grandfather of Mason Naser, the 4-year-old boy who died in February 2013 after being beaten to death by his caretaker,...
July 2, 2014 - 6:47am
May 19, 2014
Prosecutor to update commissioners on teen's murder trial
PIERRE (AP) — The prosecutor in the murder trial of a Pierre teen will update Hughes County commissioners this week. KCCR-AM reports Beadle County State's Attorney Michael Moore is representing Hughes County in the case of 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. Moore is scheduled to...
May 19, 2014 - 6:49am
May 12, 2014
Trial delayed for Pierre teen accused of murder
PIERRE (AP) — Trial has been delayed for a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen. Judge John Brown on Monday granted a continuance requested by the attorneys for 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. The teen has two new defense attorneys handling his case...
May 12, 2014 - 12:20pm