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Panel Calls On FDA To Review Safety Of Opioid Painkillers

A panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioid painkillers. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released its report Thursday. It says the FDA should consider the real-world impact the painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. The…

New GOP Health Plan Seeks Conservative Support

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a revamped Republican health care bill, and it seeks out conservative support by letting insurers sell low-premium policies with skimpy coverage. The bill is aimed at repealing much of President Barack Obama’s health law. But the GOP plan remains in deep jeopardy because of divisions within the party. It’s unclear…

8 Businesses Fail Minnehaha Sheriff’s Alcohol Compliance Check

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department conducted liquor compliance checks of area businesses in which eight out of the 62 businesses failed. These checks included businesses with either liquor or malt beverage licenses. Sgt. Josh Phillips with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, says this was the most failed businesses in his 14 year career. The following are…

Custer State Park Lakes Reopen Following E.Coli Concerns

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two lakes at Custer State Park have reopened to swimmers following some health concerns. Julie Brazell from Custer State Park tells KOTA-TV test results show that E. coli is no longer a problem at Sylvan and Stockade Lakes. The lakes were temporarily closed after high levels of E. coli were found in the water. Other…

South Dakota GOP Senators See Hope In Revised Health Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Republican U.S. senators say that a revised GOP health care bill will move Senate Republicans closer to replacing former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release an altered bill Thursday to Republican senators. The effort comes after McConnell abandoned his initial plan because of GOP opposition. South Dakota…

Parole Absconder Who Removed GPS Device Back in Custody

7/16/17 SIOUX FALLS, S.D- UPDATE: Parole absconder Richie Desersa, who failed to report back to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on July 11th is now back in custody. Desersa was arrested in Minnehaha County early Sunday morning. 7/12/17 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk says an arrest warrant has been issued for parole absconder Richie Desersa. Desersa…

Minnesota AG Sues CenturyLink For High Internet Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing CenturyLink, alleging the internet provider is overbilling many Minnesota customers after quoting lower rates. Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court on Wednesday. The lawsuit argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged residents higher monthly rates than they were quoted and refused to honor the…

Internet Service Providers Surprise Net Neutrality Supporters On Protest Day

NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T has a surprise for tech firms and internet activists supporting net neutrality, the principle that bars internet service providers from playing favorites with websites and apps. Although AT&T has fiercely fought the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 rules to enact the principle, it’s backing Wednesday’s “day of action” denouncing AT&T and other ISPs. AT&T says it…

House Democrats Press Sessions About Russian Lawyer’s Role

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday questioned the decision by the Trump administration Justice Department to settle a money-laundering forfeiture case with a Russian real estate investment firm that has ties to the Russian lawyer who met last year with President Donald Trump’s son. Natalia Veselnitskaya represented the owner of Russian firm Prevezon Holdings Ltd….

Wounded Congressman Out Of Intensive Care, Remains Serious

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition. The Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican underwent surgery last week at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is being treated for…

Face Scans For Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

HOUSTON (AP) – If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to fingerprint and photo collection. Congress long ago agreed to extending that to face scans…

“Be The Match” Bone Marrow Drive Helping Save Lives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Avera and the city of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation partnered up today for the “Be The Match” registry drive. The goal of the bone marrow registry is to get a greater number of people, including our own Kole Fehling, on the nationwide list so more matches can be made for those battling diseases like Leukemia….

Stiegelmeiers Matching Feeding South Dakota’s Donations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Feeding South Dakota says more than 5,000 kids in South Dakota deal with food insecurity. That’s why South Dakota State’s Football coach and his wife have teamed up with the nonprofit to fight child hunger. John and Laurie Stiegelmeier are matching people’s donations until the end of the month. The couple says they already give on…

High-Level Talks Between US And Russia Set To Resume

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States and Russia are set to resume a series of high-level talks that Moscow scrapped after the Trump administration announced new sanctions. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says that Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet on Monday in Washington. The dialogue had been set up to address…