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Trump Nominates Men To Lead Iowa US Attorney Offices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – President Donald Trump has nominated two men to serve as U.S. attorneys in Iowa’s northern and southern districts. The Trump administration announced Friday that the president had nominated Peter E. Deegan Jr. as U.S. attorney for Iowa’s northern district, based in Cedar Rapids. Deegan now works at an assistant U.S. attorney and is the chief…

Russian-American Lobbyist Confirms He Was At Trump Tower Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says reports that a second Russian person was in a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last summer “adds another deeply disturbing fact about this secret meeting.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Trump Jr.’s shifting explanations “paint a portrait of consistent dissembling and deceit.” A Russian-American lobbyist says he…

Officers In South Dakota Fundraise With Softball Game

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – Police and fire departments in southeast South Dakota have played in a softball game to fundraise for an injured resident who helped an officer being assaulted. The Daily Republic reports the departments organized Thursday’s game in Wagner to fundraise for 53-year-old Wayne Joseph. Officer James Flynn alleges he was assaulted by Jubal Grant Jr. in June…

UPDATE: Missing Teen Found, State Authorities Say

UPDATE: According to South Dakota authorities, the Endangered Missing Advisory for 14-year-old Kyden Mapp has been cancelled.  Authorities say she has been found and is safe.  The advisory was cancelled at 9 p.m.  No other details have been released. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing 14-year-old Madison girl who may be in danger. Police…

South Dakota Officials: More Pronghorns Mean More Hunting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials have decided that a growing pronghorn population justifies a slight increase in the number of hunting licenses available for the next two years. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Thursday it will issue resident hunters over 900 more buck-antelope hunting licenses and 1,400 more…

Rapid City Officer Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Fatal Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City police officer who fatally shot a man last month has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Attorney General Marty Jackley says a state investigation concluded that Officer Derek Uebel was justified in using lethal force. Police responded to a report of an active shooter in a residential area on June 17. Shots were fired…

Shantel Krebs: Congressional Campaign Raises Over $130K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Shantel Krebs’ congressional campaign says she raised more than $130,000 in the second quarter of 2017 and ended the period with more than $230,000 in the bank. Krebs is South Dakota’s secretary of state. She’s competing in the 2018 Republican primary against former state public utilities commissioner and former governor chief of staff Dusty Johnson. Both…

Mount Vernon Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Rape Charge

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mount Vernon man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy after promising him a video game has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-seven-year-old Tyler Dobras is charged with first-degree rape of a minor in the alleged June 2016 incident. He could face up to life in prison if convicted. The Daily Republic reports that trial is scheduled…

Open House & Historic Home Tours July 25th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A special museum in Sioux Falls lets visitors step back in time as they walk through their doors. You can celebrate some local history with them in an annual event taking place this month. Kevin with the Siouxland Heritage Museum joins us today to tell us about this event.  

Senate Intel Panel Asks Trump Jr. For Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says the panel has requested documents from Donald Trump Jr. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said the committee requested the documents “as recently as this week,” after President Donald Trump’s son released emails in which he appeared eager to accept Russian government information that could damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Warner…

Murder Suspect Posts $1M Bond, Now Living In Aberdeen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man accused of killing his fiancee has posted a $1 million bond and is now living in Aberdeen. 47-year-old Joseph Schmitz posted bond in Lake County on July 6. Brown County Sheriff’s Office says police are aware that he’s living in Aberdeen and that his location is being monitored. Schmitz is accused in the April…

5 In Iowa Charged As Part Of Nationwide Opioid Crackdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Five people in Iowa are among more than 400 people charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that federal prosecutors say totaled $1.3 billion in false billing across the country. U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel in the Southern District of Iowa says the five were indicted in two schemes involving the distribution…

Authorities Confirm ID Of Missing Swimmer, Still Searching For Body

Authorities have confirmed the identity of a missing swimmer near Elk Point but still have not found him. The man has been identified as 27-year-old Chris Reeves of Tallahassee, Florida. The Union County Sheriff’s Office say Reeves was swimming with five other people yesterday afternoon at Bubrank Beach, just Southwest of Elk Point. The group was swimming on a sand…

Mark Zuckerberg Visits South Dakota Ranch, Underground Lab

PIEDMONT, S.D. (AP) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has visited a 2,500-acre cattle ranch and an underground research facility in western South Dakota. Zuckerberg did a Facebook live broadcast Wednesday from deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. In the livestream, Zuckerberg said he hopes people watching think about going into scientific research. He wrote in a Facebook post…

Minnesota Nabs $8M In Health Care Fraud In National Sweep

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Several Minnesota residents are facing charges of defrauding the state of millions of dollars in health care money as part of a national crackdown. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Thursday against a Brooklyn Center woman and her daughter for allegedly claiming more fraudulent personal care assistant expenses. The lawsuit says Juanita Swain…