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Yankton Sioux Tribe “Outraged” By Alleged Police Brutality

WAGNER, S.D. – Yankton Sioux Tribe officials say they are outraged by an incident sparking excessive force allegations against a Wagner police officer. The tribe says tribal elder Raymond Cournoyer Senior was rushing to see his hospitalized mother last Saturday when he was stopped. They say Cournoyer was assaulted, tased and handcuffed. An internal investigation is underway through Wagner police…

Iowa Governor Reynolds Announces New Sex Trafficking Initiative

DES MOINES, I.A. – Iowa’s Governor announced a new initiative to try to stop sex trafficking in hotels and motels. Iowa’s Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery Organization estimates more than half of sex trafficking occurs in hotels and motels and much of that is arranged through the internet. Volunteers are getting trained to talk to hotel and motel employees…

Authorities Still Searching For Escaped Inmate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities are still searching for an inmate who escaped the Minnehaha County Corrections Center on Friday. After 9 p.m. Friday night, inmate Kai Conrad Hanson escaped from the corrections center on West Russell Street. Hansen was last seen running westbound, he reportedly stripped off his jail issued clothes and is likely wearing a black shirt and…

Attorneys General Push For Consumer Protections; Ask For Free Credit Monitoring For Equifax Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined with Attorneys General around the country in requesting that Equifax take steps to protect consumers after a massive data breach. In a letter to Equifax, Attorneys General ask the company to disable links for enrollment in a fee-based credit monitoring service. The group accuses Equifax of “using it’s own data…

Teens Plead Not Guilty In Fatal Bakker Park Shooting

Dylan HollerSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two teenagers have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the shooting death of a Sioux Falls teen. 18-year-old Dylan Holler pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated assault. 16-year-old Jaden Carmel pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting murder, robbery, and aggravated assault. The charges stem from the shooting death of…

Authorities Investigate Possible Excessive Force Incident In Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. – Multiple agencies are investigating claims of police brutality in Wagner. In a Facebook post, Philly Cournoyer claims her 64-year-old father, a Yankton Sioux Tribal Elder, was detained, assaulted and tased by a Wagner Police officer Saturday night. Cournoyer maintains he was traveling to a hospital to visit his mother at the time and that he was injured…

Sioux Falls Man Indicted On Murder Charges In Prison Inmate Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has been indicted in the death of an escaped South Dakota prison inmate. A Fall River grand jury indicted 26-year-old Thomas Lucero on first-degree murder, second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Authorities say 32-year-old Moses Dubray was a homicide victim. His body was found in January along state Highway 89 in southwestern South…

Inauguration Of First Female President Of Augustana University

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was inaugurated as Augustana University’s 24th president today at the Elmen Center. She succeeds Rob Oliver who retired after more than 25 years of service to Augustana. “We’re attracting more businesses and more families to the community and therefore more prospective students in need of higher education, and for decades now…

Tomorrow: 2017 Fall Parade Of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With cooler weather expected this weekend it might be a perfect time to go inside and check out some homes. The fall Parade of Homes kicks off tomorrow and one of the builders, Jordan Hefner, is here to tell us what to expect.

Local Breweries Raising Awareness For Childhood Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the second year in a row the Jorgen Yde Foundation along with three local breweries are teaming up to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Fernson, Woodgrain, and Remedy Brewing are all releasing their own special brews. Fernson is selling their top seller, Lion’s Paw, last year’s winner Woodrain is debuting their piece called Peche and…

Mayor Huether Suggests Casual Days For Garth Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Mayor Mike Huether is getting in the country spirit and he’s asking others do the same. The Mayor suggested Sioux Falls businesses designate the next two Fridays as “casual days” for staff and have employees wear cowboy boots, hats, and jeans to work. City employees also might be seen wearing their hats and boots these two…

Midco Warns Sioux Falls Residents Of Fake Salesman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Midco is warning people in Sioux Falls about a man they say is walking around neighborhoods claiming to be with the company. A press release from Midco says the man works for a company called Xcite, which sells satellite services. The company says Midco door-to-door sellers dress in Midco logo apparel, carry a Midco ID, and…