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ABERDEEN (AP) — A judge has refused to change bond for an Aberdeen man accused of shooting another man. The American News reports that 23-year-old Abdirhman Ahmad Noor appeared in court Thursday but did not enter pleas to attempted murder and aggravated assault counts.
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation is distributing 10 Automated External Defibrillator units to different schools. The organization says the recipients were chosen from 29 requests based on need or lack of access to the device. The 10 high schools selected range from Lemmon to Sioux Valley. Equipment will go to schools this summer.
RAPID CITY (AP) — A campaign has raised $10,000 so far for a playground that will be built to honor a 2-year-old Rapid City boy who died in February after being struck by a pickup truck on a road just north of the city. KELO-TV reports that volunteers, many of them firefighters in Rapid City, have agreed to build the playground honoring Seth Brien. The cost of the playground is estimated to be around $12,000.
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.