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Jared Stone Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Convicted In March Of Second Degree Murder For April 2016 Slaying

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Jared Stone will serve the rest of his life in prison. Stone was convicted of second degree murder after shooting and killing Baptiste White Eyes outside the Lucky Lady Casino in Sioux Falls in April 2016. On Friday, Stone was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. He also has seven concurrent years…

Sideras Pleads Not Guilty For Child Porn Charges

Former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Faces Ten Counts Of Child Pornography

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — At his first appearance in the Minnehaha County courthouse, former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras plead not guilty to all of his charges. He faces a maximum of ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each of his ten child porn charges. He is currently out on bond. Minnehaha County State’s Attorney…

Crop Work Gets Stuck In The Mud

Rain and Snow Bogs Down Farming Work In May

TABOR, S.D. — The grass is greener around the Sioux Empire thanks to consistent rain throughout May. However, it’s not doing some farmers any favors. In the southeast part of South Dakota, farmers like Terry Sestak are facing delays when it comes to planting crops due to muddy conditions. Sestak said he’s been preparing his equipment to get onto his…

Rounds, Noem Weigh in on Russia Investigation

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds and Representative Kristi Noem weigh in on the current state of confusion

WASHINGTON, S.D.- It’s been a tumultuous week for Trump’s White House. Allegations continue to swirl around president trump’s campaign involvement with Russia. A week after president trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, another former FBI head, Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to take over the investigation. “The acting attorney general made it very clear that there has…

Mayor Huether Announces Fire Chief Choice

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Division and Interim Chief Brad Goodroad Gets Nomination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—After a couple weeks of searching, Fire Rescue finally has a choice to lead the department. Mayor Mike Huether selected Division Chief Brad Goodroad as his nominee for new fire chief. Goodroad’s time with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue spans two decades. Earlier this month, Goodroad became interim fire chief. “Throughout the department, you have different leadership positions so…

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Passes Through Sioux Falls

Event For Victory Junction Kids Camp Crossed South Dakota During Eight State Trek

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—200 motorcyclist passed through Sioux Falls as they crossed their sixth state in six days. The leader of the pack was former NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty. “It’s been a good ride. We’ve seen people everywhere we’ve been. Fans have come out along the way to get autographs and make donations so that’s what it’s all about,” said Petty….

“Caller Spoofs” Create Confusing Scenarios

South Dakota Better Business Bureau Seeing "Uptick" In Fake Calls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Caller “Spoofing” is causing confusion all over the country. With the help of a website or even a free app, scammers can cycle through phone numbers. Then, they can “spoof” a number, such as a personal cell phone, and call anyone. Jessie Schmidt, South Dakota State Director for the Better Business Bureau said in some cases, it can…

SIOUXPERCON Returns For Second Year

Cosplay Events Brings Fans From All Over The Universe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— SIOUXPERCON, a cosplay fandom event, returns to the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. Proceeds for the event go to REACH Literacy in Sioux Falls as well as the JY6 Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The event runs through Sunday, May 14th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information on SIOUXPERCON, visit their website here.  

Recovery In Delmont Starts To Take Shape

Iconic Structures Come Closer To Completion As Town Grows Around Them

DELMONT, S.D.–It’s been two years since a tornado destroyed a third of the town. Now in the second year of recovery, iconic structures are starting to take shape. President of the Delmont Board of Trustees Earla Strid said the town is getting used to their new normal. “We haven’t quit, yet. We’re still going,” said Strid. In the midst of…

Rep. Noem Visits With Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office

Takes Ride Along & Jail Tour, Announces New Law Enforcement Legislation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Doors to the Minnehaha County Jail opened for U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on Thursday. A visit most don’t want to have, Noem came to see what life for law enforcement in the county is like with a ride along and a tour. In one case, the job came to her. “I had the opportunity to ride along…

Authorities Describe Complex Nature Of Child Porn Investigations

Former Fire Chief Jim Sideras Faces 10 Counts Of Child Pornography Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies go through several hurdles when it comes to child porn investigations. Capt. Jason Gearman said they take their time to make sure they come to the right conclusion. “They’re not a quick investigation where you get the information then, automatically, the next day, you’re going to get an arrest,” said Capt. Gearman. It…

Heartland Humane Society Opens New Facility

New 8,000 Square Foot Facility Looks To House More Stray Animals

YANKTON, S.D.— Saturday marked the official opening of the Heartland Human Society’s new facility in Yankton. Since 2013, they’ve been clawing their way to a larger facility. Executive Director Kerry Hacecky said they’ve been anxiously waiting this moment. “I think it is the beginning or the ending, not sure which, of some emotional successes. It’s been hard to watch animals…

Silence Continues To Surround Sideras Investigation

No Further Updates Following DCI Search Warrant On Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—On Tuesday, former Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras’ home was searched by Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies and agents with the Department of Criminal Investigations. No word was given on why the search warrant was issued. Three days later, Captain Jason Gearman with Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said there are no updates. “I can’t give you any specifics…

Two-A-Day Practices Sacked By NCAA

April Decision To End Tradition Aims To Tackle Head Injury Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this year, college football preseason will play by different rules. Last month, the NCAA Division Two Presidents Council eliminated “two-a-day” practices in the weeks leading up to the fall season. Division Two now joins Division One and Division Three, which already banned the tradition. Two-a-days typically brought two tough practices a day for athletes. Dr. Thayne…

SDHSAA Moving Toward Statewide “Sweet 16”

Playoff System Would Determine State Qualifers In All Three Classes

A “Sweet 16” playoff format may soon be the only way to qualify for state tournaments in South Dakota. The South Dakota High School Activities Board passed a first reading of the proposal last week for Class AA and B. This would make a Sweet 16 format for all classes in both basketball and volleyball. Winners of the Sweet 16…

OSHA Finds “Serious” Violations Prior To Building Collapse

Two Companies Issued More Than $200,000 In Fines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) say they’ve discovered there were serious violations at a downtown Sioux Falls building before it collapsed in December. Hultgren construction was hit with nearly thirty “serious” violations pertaining to work on a Lewis Drug project at the Old Copper Lounge. They face a nearly $100,000 fine for their violations….

Saturday, April 22 Scoreboard

Saturday, April 22 Scoreboard

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Scoreboard National Hockey League Playoffs (First Round: Game 5) Minnesota Wild 3 vs. St. Louis Blues 4 F/OT (Blues Win Series, 4-1) Major League Baseball Minnesota Twins 4 vs. Detroit Tigers 5 College Baseball South Dakota State 5 vs. Oral Roberts 2 University of Sioux Falls 1 vs. Upper Iowa 6 (Game One) University of Sioux…