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ARMOUR — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a judge has denied a request from a man accused of aiding in an embezzlement scheme to exclude some arguments and witness testimony at trial. Jackley said the judge on Thursday rejected former GEAR UP consultant Stacy Phelps' motion to block a legislative auditor's testimony and confine prosecutor's arguments. Phelps and former Mid-Central Educational Cooperative Director Dan Guericke are accused of falsifying evidence and conspiring to offer forged or fraudulent evidence.
ABERDEEN (AP) — Authorities say no one has been hurt in a shooting at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. Aberdeen Police Capt. Eric Duven says three shots were fired by a gunman at the hospital Thursday morning. The man was taken into custody. Hospital spokesman Darren Huber says the medical center is once again treating patients after an evacuation. Officials did not immediately say where the shots were fired in the hospital.
BONESTEEL (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash east of Bonesteel, in Gregory County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Jagdish Singh, of Edmonton, Alberta, was a passenger in 2014 semi-trailer that lost control Friday on a curve on U.S. Highway 281. The semi and trailer rolled into the ditch. Singh was thrown from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 32-year-old Gurpreet Brar, of Edmonton, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The highway patrol is considering charges in the case.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Isaiah Zuber ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Kansas State beat South Dakota 27-24 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
PIERRE (AP) — A McLaughlin man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a federal officer on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The U.S. attorney's office says 37-year-old Daniel Hoisington also faces a charge of domestic assault by an habitual offender on the same day as the alleged officer assault, June 29. He could face up to 21 years in prison if convicted. He's to stand trial Oct. 16.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The leaning facade of a downtown building caused a scare in Sioux Falls. Emergency crews responded to Vishnu Bunny Tattoo and Piercing about midday Thursday after a witness reported that the building's brick facade was leaning out. The building was evacuated and the street closed.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District says an email threat of a shooting at Roosevelt High School is an act of "cyber-terrorism" that is not traceable, but was not made locally. The Argus Leader reports that besides increased security at the high school Thursday, Superintendent Brian Maher says counselors were available to students who were anxious about the threat.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Three people have been sentenced in federal court in Sioux Falls for their involvement in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracies in the area. The U.S. attorney's office says 41-year-old Larry McKay and 51-year-old Diane Thomsen, both of Sioux Falls, and 30-year-old Mario Ochoa-Ortiz of Phoenix each was given a 20-year prison sentence.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed to South Dakota's biggest city for a fundraiser for Republican governor candidate Kristi Noem. An invitation to the event obtained by the Argus Leader shows Trump's visit to South Dakota will be Sept. 7 in Sioux Falls. Noem, the state's lone U.S. representative, faces Democratic state Sen. Billie Sutton and Libertarian Kurt Evans in the November general election.
YANKTON (AP) — A South Dakota police department has received a $40,000 state grant to equip its officers with body cameras in an effort to improve transparency. The Yankton Police Department has spent nearly a year researching the equipment, The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported. Former Chief Brian Paulsen began testing camera models earlier this year. Models tested included body-worn camera and cameras mounted onto glasses.