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HOT SPRINGS (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Hot Springs officer who shot a man twice while responding to a disturbance call was justified in firing his weapon. A report released Thursday says officer Kyle Maciejewski shot 20-year-old Dylan Huff twice sometime after 1 a.m. on June 22 outside a Hot Springs residence. The report says Maciejewski fired his weapon after Huff refused to drop a knife multiple times while walking toward him and another officer.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of three women charged with helping the suspect in a Sioux Falls homicide evade authorities has pleaded guilty to felony accessory. The Argus Leader reports that 31-year-old Desiree Marya Sully entered her guilty plea Thursday. She faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sully's sentencing hearing has not been scheduled. Her bond has been reduced to $10,000.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a robbery of a Sioux Falls pharmacy. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives offered the reward Thursday. The federal agency and police in Sioux Falls are investigating the July 9 incident at a Walgreen's, where authorities say a man flashed a firearm and passed a note to an employee demanding opioids and syringes.
PIERRE (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a Quinn family should collect insurance for cattle that drowned during the autumn 2013 blizzard that devastated western South Dakota ranchers. The high court in an opinion released Thursday ruled that Richard and Lorayna Papousek's insurance covers 93 yearling heifers that died in the October 2013 storm under a drowning provision. Family attorney Sarah Baron Houy says "justice has been done."
SUMMIT (AP) — An 18-year-old male was killed and two 10-year-old girls were injured in a one-vehicle crash north of Summit. The Highway Patrol says the 18-year-old lost control of the car he was driving on a rural Roberts County road about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, and the vehicle rolled in the ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The two girls riding in the car suffered injuries the patrol says are serious but not life-threatening. The names of those involved were not immediately released.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials have started construction on a $30 million mixed-use building in downtown Sioux Falls. The eight-story Washington Square across from the Washington Pavilion will include retail and office space, a parking ramp and condominiums. Developers already have leased about half of the office space and more than two-thirds of the 22 planned condos. The project is expected to be done by October 2017.
BRANDON (AP) — Brandon police have arrested two juveniles and say charges are pending against a third in connection with a string of vehicle thefts. Authorities say at least a dozen vehicles were targeted, along with at least three garages. They expect more theft reports in coming days. Police say a number of stolen property items have been recovered.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — School administrators in South Dakota are struggling to interpret the state's new conflict disclosure law, saying it's confusing and overly broad. The law spurred by recent state scandals went into effect this month. It requires school board members and administrators to disclose when contracts could lead to a personal conflict of interest. Harrisburg Superintendent Jim Holbeck told the Argus Leader there's been little guidance from the state on implementation.
RAPID CITY (AP) — The mother of a gunman who attacked people at a Rapid City homeless shelter before being killed by a police officer wants her son's gun back. Jackie Giago asked Judge Matthew Brown this week to give her the 9 mm handgun because it might help her come to terms with the death of her son, Earl Hicks, the Rapid City Journal reported. "The last thing Earl did was to buy this gun" for protection, she said. "I'd like it back for the closure."
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) — A Belle Fourche motorist accused of hitting a go-cart during a Fourth of July parade in the city has been charged with felony hit and run. Authorities allege 28-year-old Eric Jaramillo crashed his car into the go-cart then left the scene. He was arrested at his home two days later. The 53-year-old go-cart driver suffered unknown injuries.