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A Sioux Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 days in jail for a fourth-degree rape conviction. Jonathan Talbott, 23, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in July. Fourth-degree rape means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim.
A man died from Ebola Wednesday morning in Dallas, but that doesn't concern medical officials in South Dakota as much as the flu and enterovirus. Avera Health Systems has protocol in place to handle anyone who comes in with Ebola, including at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. "All our hospitals have isolation negative air pressure rooms," said Jay Gravholt, public relations for Queen of Peace.
GANN VALLEY -- A Gann Valley couple who gained grandparental visitation rights of their granddaughter may lose them after the child's mother and therapist say the child isn't safe at the grandparents' house. John and Mary Naser received visitation rights through a court order in August 2011.
HOWARD -- A behemoth building on Howard's Main Street will spring to life this fall during hunting season. Formerly known as Maroney Commons, the Howard Hotel and Conference Center is already booked for the first two weeks of hunting season in South Dakota, said Judy Shaw, executive director of Judy Shaw Foundation. "We're looking to really add to the quality of service and living in the whole region," Shaw said. Shaw is also senior pastor at Center of Life Church in Sioux Falls, which purchased the hotel, conference center and restaurant complex in August. Maroney Commons and the Rural Le
It's been exactly one year since Rachel Cyriacks was last seen. The Woonsocket woman, who was 30 at the time of her abduction, was reported missing in early December. Searches of the area, surveillance footage and interviews have turned up nothing. Authorities fear the worst. "I'm not thinking we will find her alive," said Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley in a Wednesday interview with The Daily Republic. "We've talked to the family and they have had the same feeling.
South Dakota Lottery will make an announcement in Pierre today regarding the $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Mitchell in October. The person or people who bought the winning ticket have not yet been identified because they haven't received their winnings, said Kelly Thompson, director of advertising and public relations for the South Dakota Lottery. The winner or winners could choose to remain anonymous, Thompson said, but she declined to comment on whether there was one winner or multiple winners, or where they are from. "That will all be in a press release tomorrow," Thompson said Mon
WAGNER — A Charles Mix County Sheriff's Deputy used his duty weapon to fire six rounds into a suspect's vehicle and was nearly run over, according to court documents recently obtained by The Daily Republic. Russell Duaine Turner Jr., 40, of Wagner, is accused of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, distribution of a controlled substance to a minor — methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and ingestion of a controlled substance. Those accusations stem from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Oct.
Researchers can look forward to having better access to some historical South Dakota newspapers without having to drive to Pierre or a local library. The South Dakota Historical Society has been working with the Minnesota Historical Society using a federal grant to begin digitizing 100 rolls of its newspaper microfilm, said Chelle Somsen, state archivist. "We have to select newspapers that have an end date of 1922, so it'll be earlier newspapers that qualify," Somsen said.
WHITE LAKE -- An unexplainable flash of light and comforting gestures from unseen hands are the only proof Bayley Kroupa needs to believe an old friend accompanied her one last time as she won a national livestock show competition. Months before her friend Nick Reimann died in a plane crash in late April, he told Kroupa, "I'm going to hang you a banner with this steer." The Kroupas, of White Lake, and Reimanns, of Ree Heights, have been family friends for years, 18-year-old Bayley Kroupa said, noting she can remember knowing Nick Reimann when she was "teeny tiny." Among all the cattle Reiman
Three of the state's highest judges are up for re-election on Nov. 4. Fifteen judges in The Daily Republic's coverage area are running unopposed and two men in the Third Circuit are vying for one position on the bench. While circuit judges are elected by the people of South Dakota, the Supreme Court justices are appointed by the governor because it is a nonpolitical office.