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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Democrats have tabled proposed rule changes that could have forced a vote on a new party chair. There was an attempt Saturday to amend the party's constitution and move officer elections to the spring. That would have forced a vote on the continued leadership of South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Ann Tornberg.
DEADWOOD (AP) — The Old West gambling town of Deadwood is undertaking a program to help restore "ghost signs" — old, hand-painted advertisements on the exterior of historic structures. The Black Hills Pioneer reported the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission got approval for the program Monday.
PINE RIDGE (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say they'll be on the reservation each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal is to give citizens better access and ease communication. Residents will be able to talk about crime on the reservation, ask about existing cases or seek information. The office is inside the Bureau of Indian Affairs office.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man who's accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-Islam event is back in custody. Authorities say 45-year-old Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber of Sioux Falls was re-arrested after testing positive for methamphetamine — a violation of his bond. Jaber was charged with making terroristic threats and meth possession after allegedly making a Facebook video in his car when he was kicked out of an April 9 event called "Sabotaging America: Islam's March Toward Supremacy."
ABERDEEN (AP) — A South Dakota businessman who served in the Spanish-American War is finally receiving military recognition nearly half a century after his death. The Aberdeen News reports Thomas Jefferson Henegar's family will be able to place a military marker on his headstone at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in May after a lengthy journey to verify his military service. Cindy Mohr, Henegar's granddaughter, says the records of his service were destroyed in a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.
KEYSTONE (AP) — The new owners of nearly 50 tourist-based hotels, restaurants and shops in a western South Dakota town say they plan to take tourism in the small community to the next level. The Rapid City Journal reports Presidential Hospitality has made a multimillion-dollar purchase of properties from developer Bill Durst, who plans to retire. The deal includes many businesses scattered throughout Keystone's busy summer travel corridor which sees nearly 3 million visitors each year who make their way to nearby Mount Rushmore.
GARRETSON (AP) — A South Dakota horse owner wants answers after someone cut hair from his horses' tails. DJ Lindner says he was going to give food and water to the family's four horses outside of Garretson on Wednesday night when he noticed two of them did not have hair on their tails. Someone had chopped off 2 to 3 feet of the hair on Prince, a 7-year-old white horse, and 6-year-old gray horse Dolly. Lindner tells the Argus-Leader the thieves probably got three pounds of hair from each horse.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot by officers following a standoff in Rapid City. The ordeal began with a call to police for a welfare check. Officials say the man who summoned police to the apartment about 1:30 p.m. Thursday pointed a pistol at the responding officer, who retreated and called for backup. Officers from a number of agencies responded.
HARRISBURG (AP) — A 68-year-old man is accused of shooting at repossession agents who were taking his boat in southeastern South Dakota. Lincoln County sheriff's authorities responded late Wednesday morning to shots fire southeast of Harrisburg. Authorities say repossession agents were trying to take a boat and the owner allegedly fired several shots during the attempt. The repo agents then left with the boat but were allegedly chased by the owner. During the chase the boat became unlatched and slid into a ditch.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sioux Falls police chief is defending how his department handled the case of a man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event. Police Chief Matt Burns says authorities determined that Ehab Jaber was not an imminent threat to the conference he was asked to leave at the Hilton Garden Inn South. Burns told KELO-AM on Thursday that the case is a "high profile matter, and it's much better to get it right than get it fast."