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RAPID CITY (AP) — A death certificate reveals the inmate found dead at the Pennington County Jail recently died of methamphetamine toxicity. The Rapid City Journal reports 31-year-old Richard Zimmerman had swallowed a bag of meth that broke open in his stomach. He died at Regional Health Hospital on Sept. 15. An autopsy report lists Zimmerman's death as accidental.
BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State University student could face discipline after a gun accidentally fired in a campus dorm room.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Bond has been reduced for a Sioux Falls woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend. Second Circuit Court Judge Susan Sabers lowered bond Wednesday from $200,000 cash to $100,000 cash or surety for Jayme Kae Knudson. The defendant is accused of leaving her injured boyfriend in the street after he climbed on the hood of her car during an argument and fell off as she drove away.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Winter wheat planting is wrapping up in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 95 percent of the crop was seeded and 80 percent was emerged, both near average. The crop is rated mostly in fair to good condition. Late season harvest progress reports include 16 percent for sunflowers, 33 percent for sorghum, 41 percent for corn and 77 percent for soybeans. Subsoil moisture is rated 66 percent adequate to surplus, and topsoil moisture is 86 percent in those categories, both down slightly over the week.
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