Arielle Zionts / Rapid City Journal
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Austin Ehnes came armed with crisply printed resumes for a job fair in Rapid City. The 31-year-old man from Deadwood handed one to Dan Holsworth, who asked about Ehnes' experience with specific equipment and skills. Holsworth — owner of G.J. Holsworth & Son, a Rapid City landscaping company — scribbled down notes as Ehnes enthusiastically explained that he's about to install a sprinkler system.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — In 1968, 60-year-old Gwen Miller was raped and strangled to death at her Rapid City home. Law enforcement conducted a thorough investigation at the time, dialed in on a suspect, but ultimately didn't have enough evidence to press charges. The case went cold. Now, more than 50 years later, the perpetrator — who didn't seem to be on the radar of investigators at the time — has been identified through his DNA and family tree in a process called forensic genealogy.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — More than two weeks after criminal justice officials made a point of announcing the arrest of a Rapid City teacher accused of abusing a disabled student, they have shared no details about the nature of the alleged abuse. Shea Lindsey, a 25-year-old teacher at East Middle School, made her first appearance Friday, June 14, at the state court in Rapid City where she was told she could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of child abuse.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Carrying homemade signs in favor of free speech and against the Keystone XL pipeline, more than 80 people prayed, marched, chanted "our voices won't be silenced" and demonstrated Wednesday, June 12, in front of the federal courthouse in Rapid City.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A former Rapid City priest went to great lengths to conceal his theft of diocese donations and spent the stolen money on chalices, statues and other artwork, according to his indictment. Marcin Garbacz was indicted in late May by a grand jury at the federal courthouse in Rapid City on 50 counts of wire fraud, nine counts of money laundering and one count of transporting stolen money after allegedly stealing more than $150,000 in cash donations from the diocese between July 2012 to April 2018.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Montana woman and "master manipulator" created financial and emotional havoc for her friends by stealing more than $1 million from them over a 25-year period, according to victims, a prosecutor and a judge. Judy Lynn Carroll heard about the impact she had on friends and family during a sentencing hearing Thursday, June 6, at the Rapid City federal court, but she will have to wait to learn about her punishment.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — In less than four years, dozens of people, including tribal employees, tribal executives and out-of-state business owners, have stolen millions of dollars from Native American nations and organizations in South Dakota.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A woman was struck and killed Sunday in the parking lot of a Walmart in Rapid City, and several witnesses told police the driver intentionally hit the victim, police reports say. Many witnesses told police they saw Rochelle Seminole and Kimberly Clifford fighting in the southwest corner of the Walmart parking lot on North Lacrosse Street on May 26 before Seminole hit or attempted to hit Clifford with an SUV and then backed up before plowing into Clifford, launching her into the air before she landed in a storm drain.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A month after a Rapid City area prosecutor said he wouldn't prosecute CBD oil cases, law enforcement seized hemp-derived CBD oil they say contains THC from a Rapid City store. The products were taken Thursday afternoon, May 23, from the Staple and Spice Market, a health foods store that has occupied the corner of St. Joseph Street and Mt. Rushmore Road since 1921, according to owner Carol Pugh. "I thought it was safe to sell," Pugh said at her store Friday morning. "I did what I thought was my due diligence as a retailer of 28 years.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County sheriff can be sued over the state's new pipeline protest law since he has discretion over how to enforce the law, the South Dakota ACLU argues in a new court document. The ACLU filed the document Tuesday, May 20, in response to Kevin Thom's motion to dismiss himself from the ACLU's lawsuit against him, Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Thom argued he can't be sued over laws he is required to enforce.