Anndrea Anderson

Police: “There Could Be More Victims” in Daycare Molestation Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A 75-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested two weeks ago, after a 13-year-old girl told police he molested her several years ago. Another report of abuse was brought to police over the weekend. Police say David Hirsch and his wife operated an in-home daycare for more than two decades and they worry there could be additional victims….

Lola’s Recovery Inspires Search for Additional Lost Pets

Lola Meets Volunteers Who Searched for Her at "Kiss-and-Greet"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Lola” is a dog many people in Sioux Falls are now familiar with. She spent seven days wandering in sub-zero temperatures, before she was eventually found this weekend, thanks to the help of thousands in the area. Now her rescue is inspiring others to help find other pets that are still missing. Today, little miss Lola…

McLaughlin Man Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – A McLaughlin man has been identified as the person who was killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of McLaughlin. Joseph Summers, 37, was driving a 1999 Chevy Suburban westbound on U.S. Highway 12 when the vehicle swerved into the eastbound lane. The vehicle eventually slid back across both lanes, entered the north ditch and rolled…

Lost Boxer “Lola” Found Alive

Lola, a female boxer missing since Christmas Eve has been found alive

https://www.facebook.com/groups/346663262466900/ SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Lola, a female boxer missing since Christmas Eve has been found alive. Lola belonged to a family visiting from Omaha, and was unfamiliar with southeastern Sioux Falls, where she escaped. Lola was reportedly found by another dog Sunday afternoon. This was posted on the “Loving Lola” Facebook page, previously named “Looking for Lola:”   “Here…

Big Game Hunting Violations Stacking Up

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – A sheriff in central South Dakota says big game violations in the county’s popular hunting area are getting out of control. Jerauld County Sheriff Jason Weber tells the Mitchell Daily Republic that the influx of visitors looking to hunt big game has led to a number of the recent violations. He says the violations aren’t…

Chamberlain Man Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle on Highway 81

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis advised Friday that preliminary autopsy results are complete in the investigation into the death of Justin Baron Arcoren, 18, Chamberlain. Arcoren was found deceased on December 24, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. (CST) on U.S. Hwy 81, approximately 4 miles north of Yankton. Preliminary autopsy results indicate…

State Prison Inmate Scott Richards Dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A state prison inmate has died. Inmate Scott Richards, age 45, passed away last evening in a comfort care setting at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. In 2015, Richards was sentenced to 10 years with five years suspended for possession of a controlled substance and 25 years with seven years and six months…

New State Program Helps Graduates Become First-Time Homebuyers

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has launched a brand new program aimed at assisting postsecondary graduates in purchasing a first home in South Dakota. The “Grants for Grads” program will launch Jan. 2, 2018, and will be open to first-time homebuyers who: Meet certain income requirements Are purchasing…

Daktronics Marks 50 Years of Business in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The start of the New Year marks 50 years in business for one of South Dakota’s most recognizable names, Daktronics The company got its start in a small garage in Brookings thanks to the vision of two South Dakota State University professors. Daktronics now has manufacturing facilities worldwide and employs more than 2,500 people.

60,000 Low-income Iowan Children Could Lose Health Insurance

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa is preparing to notify families in early February that federal money could run out for a health insurance program that covers roughly 60,000 low-income children in the state. The Iowa Department of Human Services is also exploring options in case funding ends for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known in the state as hawk-i….

Woman Accuses Minnesota Twins Star Miguel Sano

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A photographer is accusing Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano of grabbing her wrist and trying to kiss her and pull her through a door after a 2015 autograph session. Betsy Bissen accused Sano on Thursday in a tweet, saying what he did amounted to assault. Bissen works as a photographer for publications including TwinsDaily. She said she…

Franken: “I’m Not Giving Up My Voice”

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Outgoing U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he may be leaving office, but he’s not giving up his voice. The Minnesota Democrat thanked supporters and friends in Minneapolis Thursday night as his eight years in the Senate are set to come to an end. The former “Saturday Night Live” comedian said he didn’t know what to expect when…

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Steven P. Haddorff, 64, Sioux Falls, was sentenced for a Medicaid Fraud offense. Second Circuit Magistrate Court Judge Patrick Schroeder ordered Haddorff to serve 30 days in jail, suspended all 30 days, and placed Haddorff on one year of probation. The Court noted that Haddorff paid a total of $130,000…

Rapid City Officials Consider New Requirements for Security Cars

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City officials are considering requiring security companies to make sure their cars don’t look too similar to law enforcement vehicles. The proposed ordinance comes after Police Chief Karl Jegeris expressed concern that people were mistaking vehicles from Black Hills Patrol security for law enforcement cars. The Rapid City Journal reports the city’s legal and…

Ringing in NYE in DTSF: The List of Hot Spots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re still looking for something to do this New Years, look no further than Downtown Sioux Falls. Whether it’s a family-oriented quintet, prix fixe dinner, or high-energy party you’re looking for, Downtown Sioux Fall has it all: JAS Quintet New Years Party (Friday, 12/29): https://www.facebook.com/events/528170044204962/ M.B. Haskett New Year’s Eve Dinner https://www.facebook.com/MBHasketts/posts/1646624795399695 Woodgrain NYE Bash:…