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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
MAC finishes second at Corn Palace Invite
McCook/Miner wins Lennox tournament
Amateur baseball roundup: Alexandria takes down Parkston
Bulldogs fall to Wildcats
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
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
May 1, 2014
Pierre teen's murder trial moved to Winner
Braiden McCahren, 17, will go on trial for murder on June 2 in Winner.
May 1, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 14, 2014
Jury deliberating in McVay death sentencing trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls jury is deliberating to decide whether a mentally ill man should be sentenced to death for killing a woman as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The panel of seven men and five women on Monday began deliberations in the case...
April 14, 2014 - 6:38pm
April 10, 2014
Doctor unsure if child's death was deliberate or accidental
CHAMBERLAIN -- A forensic pathologist testified Thursday that she could not determine a specific injury that caused the death of 4-year-old Mason Naser. Dr. Janice Ophoven, who has a private practice in Woodbury, Minn., said Naser's death could have either been deliberate or accidental....
April 10, 2014 - 9:51pm
April 9, 2014
Pediatrician calls Naser "a battered child"
CHAMBERLAIN — A pediatrician testified Wednesday that the pattern and number of bruises on Mason Naser were "very concerning" and not those suffered in normal child activities. "He was a battered child," said Dr. Nancy Free, a board certified pediatrician and medical director...
April 9, 2014 - 10:45pm
April 8, 2014
Coroner says child had scars all over body
CHAMBERLAIN -- Four-year-old Mason Naser's liver and pancreas were severely injured due to blunt force trauma, which caused him to bleed internally, according to expert testimony Tuesday. The trial of Donika Gonzales continued Tuesday at the Brule County Courthouse. She is accused...
April 8, 2014 - 9:50pm
Defense in Pierre shooting case can survey public
PIERRE (AP) — Lawyers of a 17-year-old boy accused of murder have received permission to conduct a public survey on the trial. The survey may influence whether the boy's lawyers seek to change the trial's venue. The trial of Braiden McCahren of Pierre is currently set for...
April 8, 2014 - 5:43pm
April 7, 2014
Recording shows woman admitted to abusing child in death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- Donika Gonzales admitted to law enforcement in February 2013 that she abused 4-year-old Mason Naser for wetting his pants, a recording showed Monday during a trial in Brule County. The recording was from an interview conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal...
April 7, 2014 - 8:23pm
February 28, 2014
Expert will be allowed to testify in child death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- A state medical examiner will be allowed to testify that the injuries suffered by a 4-year-old child allegedly beaten to death by one of his caretakers last year were the result of abuse. Attorneys for 23-year-old Donika Gonzales, who is charged with the...
February 28, 2014 - 10:06pm
February 26, 2014
Man charged with child murder testifies in trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man charged with murder in the death of a toddler in South Dakota has told a jury that he did not hurt the victim. Twenty-six-year-old Congolese refugee Manegabe Ally testified Wednesday during his trial for the death of 18-month-old Merveil Kasangu, the...
February 26, 2014 - 10:53pm
January 23, 2014
Jurors watch rape suspect’s video interview
Jurors saw video Thursday of a man admitting his alleged rape victim was briefly passed out while the two had sex. Kristopher Wilson, 24, a former Dakota Wesleyan University student-athlete, was shown in a video of a police interview. The video was played during the second day...
January 23, 2014 - 8:20pm
January 22, 2014
Trial begins for accused rapist
Proceedings expected to continue through Friday in prosecution of DWU basketball player.
January 22, 2014 - 8:04pm
January 14, 2014
Carnival worker from TX faces Sioux Falls drug trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A carnival worker from Texas who's accused of having crack cocaine shipped to him inside a doll is on trial in South Dakota on drug charges. Fifty-five-year-old John Whitfield Jr., of Houston, was arrested during the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls on Aug....
January 14, 2014 - 1:38pm
January 9, 2014
Aberdeen teacher faces April trial in ND on sex charge
PARK RIVER, N.D. (AP) — An April 2 trial date has been set for a teacher in the northeastern North Dakota town of Park River who is accused of twice having sex with a 16-year-old girl. KNOX radio reports that 25-year-old fifth-grade teacher Justin Kiefer has pleaded not guilty...
January 9, 2014 - 3:19pm