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RAPID CITY (AP) — Police arrested the pilot of a SkyWest Airlines plane on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol Wednesday before the passenger jet could leave a South Dakota airport. Rapid City police were notified shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday that the pilot smelled of alcohol. Police said they determined the 38-year-old pilot from Salt Lake City was in violation of a South Dakota law prohibiting the operation of an aircraft with a blood-alcohol content above 0.04 percent.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Financial disclosures show GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline across the Midwest. Trump's 2016 federal disclosure forms, filed in May, show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. That's down from between $500,000 and $1 million a year earlier. Trump's form also shows he holds between $100,000 and $250,000 in Phillips 66 stock, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access.
STURGIS (AP) — Two people are dead after a crash in western South Dakota's Meade County. The Highway Patrol says two pickup trucks crashed at the intersection of two rural roads north of Sturgis shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The 67-year-old man driving one of the pickups and a 32-year-old female passenger in the other vehicle were killed. They weren't immediately identified.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly all of the $6 million in emergency funding earmarked for law enforcement costs related to the Dakota Access pipeline protest in North Dakota has been used up. The state's Emergency Commission approved the money in late September, but North Dakota Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong says nearly $5.8 million has already been used. The department will ask for more money, though Fong didn't immediately know how much or when.
PIERRE (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota woman could face life in prison for allegedly beating her five-year-old daughter to death. Officials say 25-year-old Desarae Makes Him First has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury to a child and child abuse.
CANTON (AP) — Lincoln County planners have effectively voted to ban wind development by requiring a 1-mile setback for turbines and noise rules that wind backers call unattainable. The Argus Leader reports that the zoning recommendations represent a major victory for opponents of Dakota Power Community Wind's effort to create the largest industrial wind project in South Dakota. The full County Commission must still weigh in. Readings are scheduled for Nov. 1 and Nov. 22.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of killing her 2-year-old foster son has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Thirty-two-year-old Mary Beth Jennewein was charged with second-degree murder for the death of Miles Stead, who was taken off life support on Jan. 6 after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Jennewein on Tuesday pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of an infant, and prosecutors dropped the murder charge and alternate counts of manslaughter.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Two children died in a mobile home fire on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The blaze occurred about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Brown County Coroner Mike Carlsen confirmed the deaths but did not immediately identify the victims. A man in the home was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. Local and state officials are investigating.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Tuesday that the dozens of protesters who have camped on company-owned land since the weekend are trespassing and that "lawless behavior will not be tolerated." Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement that it wants all protesters to vacate its land in North Dakota immediately.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two Nevada tribes are asking a federal judge to order the state of Nevada and two counties to pay them more than $100,000 in legal expenses in a growing legal fight over alleged violations of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965. A judge in Reno ordered Washoe and Mineral counties earlier this month to establish new early voting and Election Day voting sites on two Paiute reservations in northern Nevada after granting an emergency injunction sought by Native Americans suing over equal access to the polls.