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Cosby Hearing Adjourns, No Decision On Accusers

A Judge Will Take Some Time Before Deciding On Allowing More Woman To Testify Next Year

NORRISTOWN, Pa – A Pennsylvania judge says he’ll take some time before deciding whether to allow more than a dozen women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them to testify at his trial next year. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill heard arguments Wednesday from Cosby’s lawyers, who say the 79-year-old comedian’s accusers should be barred from taking the witness…

Judge’s Move Putting Ethics Law On Hold Eases Legislative Leaders Concerns

Immediate Concerns Over Attending Interest Group Events During Legislative Session Receding

PIERRE, S.D. – Legislative leaders say immediate concerns over attending interest group events during the upcoming legislative session are receding because of a judge’s decision to put on hold a new anti-corruption law. Circuit Judge Mark Barnett last week issued a preliminary injunction, delaying the law’s implementation while a court challenge moves forward. The judge’s decision puts on hold a…

Report Finds Flaws In Mental Health Care At St. Louis VA

Health Care Officials Insuffciently Investigated The Death Of a Mental Health Patient

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Veterans Administration health care officials insufficiently investigated the death of a mental health patient who killed himself, according to a report from the VA Office of Inspector General. The OIG launched an investigation in 2014 after concerns were raised by Dr. Jose Mathews, the St. Louis VA’s former chief of psychiatry. Mathews alleged in a…

DOJ Reviews St. Anthony Police Department After Shooting

St. Anthony Police Officer Yanez Faces Manslaughter Charge For Fatally Shooting Castile July 6th

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. – The Department of Justice is planning to announce a review of the St. Anthony Police Department in the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile. The DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is expected to announce the review Thursday, alongside U.S. Attorney Andy Luger and St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth. The office works to help…

Caille Branch Library Renovation Almost Complete

Finishing Touches Being Put On In The Interior Of Siouxland Library Caille Branch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Workers are putting finishing touches on the interior of Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch. A major renovation that began in July is nearing completion at 4100 South Carnegie Circle (near West 49th Street and Oxbow Avenue). Since Caille’s closure, Siouxland Libraries staff has maintained, “It’s going to be great. Worth the wait!” That’s a promise nearly fulfilled! The…

Several Agencies Adopt New Policy On Crime Victims’ Names

New Policy Would Release Names After A Waiting Period

Several government agencies will begin releasing crime victims’ names under a new policy crafted in response to a constitutional amendment adopted by voters. In some cases, names would be released after a waiting period. Confusion has swirled since the amendment passed. The policy announced Wednesday is meant to meet requirements of the amendment, which gives victims the right to privacy….

Birth Defects Seen In 6 Percent Of US Pregnancies With Zika

U.S. Study By The Journal Of The American Medical Association Finds Birth Defects In 6 Percent Of Zika Related Pregnancies

A U.S. study of pregnant women with Zika finds that 6 percent of the pregnancies resulted in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy. The authors say the U.S. findings fit with research from other countries. All 442 women were infected outside the United States, or had sex with someone who got…

Government Entities Set Information Release Policy Designed To Meet Marsy’s Law

Governmental Entities Statewide Have Implemented A Three-Day Information Release Policy

        Officials of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and several local governmental entities statewide have implemented a three-day information release policy designed to meet the requirements of a new amendment to the South Dakota Constitution. “Marsy’s Law,” was approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election. The amendment provides certain rights for crime victims and…

Warden Of South Dakota Women’s Prison Announces Retirement

The warden of South Dakota’s state women’s prison in Pierre has announced her retirement. Brenda Hyde has worked at the lockup since it opened in 1997. She’s been the top official there since October 2009. The state Corrections Department has appointed an interim warden. Brent Fluke is an associate warden at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield. He previously…

Great Bear Opening Limited Runs For The Season

Wednesday, December 14, at 3 p.m. The Chairlift Will Be Open For Limited Runs

Great Bear Recreation Park is excited to announce it will open for the season at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The chairlift will open limited runs for skiing and snowboarding. The Kirby Family Tubing Park is not open at this time, but will open at a later date. Purchase gift cards and season passes online at www.greatbearpark.com or at…

Judge Won’t Reject Statements By Suspect In Trooper Assault

A judge has refused to throw out statements allegedly made to authorities by a Washington state man accused of trying to kill a Highway Patrol trooper in South Dakota. Attorneys for 34-year-old Donald Willingham, of Renton, Washington, unsuccessfully argued that the statements were obtained illegally. Willingham has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in the October 2015…

The Salvation Army Is In Need Of Toys

Still A Large Need Of Toys For Boys And Girls Between 9 To 12

The Salvation Army wants to help provide a wonderful and joy filled Christmas morning to the children throughout Sioux Falls, to do this there is still a large need of toys for boys and girls between the ages 9 to 12. Major Thomas Riggs of the Sioux Falls Salvation Army said, “The Salvation Army has taken over 1,792 applicants for…

Demolition At Building Collapse Site Nearly Complete

Crews Removing Roof Framing Of Old Skelly's Building Could Be Done Today

SIOUX FALLS – Construction crews continue to remove the roof framing of the old Skelly’s building and the debris on the site of the downtown building collapse. Demolition work, including leveling the remaining single-story portions of the Copper Lounge and Skelly’s, could be complete by the end of today. The site should be cleared by the end of the week….

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending On Cancer Research

The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. Obama signed the bill at a ceremony on the White House campus flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and key lawmakers. The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research “moonshot” that is strongly supported by…

Annual Heroes And Helpers Shopping Adventure

Sioux Falls PD And The Banquet Team Up To Help Low-Income Kids

SIOUX FALLS – The 2016 Heroes and Helpers event is an exciting shopping adventure that allows children from low income families to shop for themselves and family members during this holiday season. The Banquet will select the children for this event, and the kids will partner with area law enforcement to help with the shopping. “This event has been held…

Attorney General’s Office Pushes To Save Parts Of Ethics Law

Asking A State Judge To Re-Instate Parts Of A Government Ethics Overhaul

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota attorney general’s office is asking a state judge to re-instate parts of a government ethics overhaul after the court put the new law on hold while a challenge against it moves forward. Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office and the law’s sponsors asked the court in legal filings to save provisions including lower caps on…

Flick And Float Event Scheduled At The Midco Aquatic Center

Sunday, December 18, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring the movie The Polar Express.

You’ve never seen a movie quite like this! The Midco Aquatic Center will host a Flick and Float event on Sunday, December 18, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring the movie The Polar Express. This is your chance to join us in the 50 Meter Pool for a floating good time all while watching a movie! Inflatables will be…

Be Smart And Safe With AAA’s Tipsy Tow

AAA South Dakoa Is Offering Free Rides Home Over The Holidays

AAA South Dakota is offering free rides home over the holidays this year – for you and your vehicle – if you feel unsafe behind the wheel after partying at Christmas/New Year’s/holiday get-togethers. “Tipsy Tow” is available from 6 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 16 until 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton. The…