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Hurricane Maria Damage Impacting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island of Puerto Rico. Many houses and businesses were damaged, and for some, electricity is still down. The impact of this storm is now affecting the medical industry, including Sanford Health right here in Sioux Falls. One of the main manufacturers of the solution…

7th Annual Feeding South Dakota Turkey Drive Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Feeding South Dakota is kicking off their 7th annual statewide turkey drive today. Feeding South Dakota says the holiday season can be particularity stressful for food insecure families. Their goal this year is to provide 2,500 turkeys through their 400 charitable organizations, supporting over 555 partner agency programs across the state. In Sioux Falls they are…

Sioux Falls Man Charged With Making Terroristic Threats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man is facing terroristic threat charges after police say he threatened to kill people inside a business. Police say 22-year-old Yonas Abechu entered a business in the 1600 block of South Sycamore Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday and began screaming that he was going to kill people. 15 to 20 people fled the…

Police: Man Severely Beaten By Two Teen Girls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two teenage girls are behind bars after police say they severely beat a man in Sioux Falls. It happened Friday afternoon at a party at the man’s home in the 800 block North Teal Place. Police say a 16 and 17-year-old girl punched the 55-year-old man in the head for several hours. Neighbors went to check…

21st Annual Dakota Masterworks Art Show In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An art exhibit in Sioux Falls is celebrating the talents of some of South Dakota’s older residents today. The 21st annual Dakota Masterworks Art Show showcased more than 140 pieces by state residents between the ages of 60 and 100 years old. Hosted by the South Dakota Health Care Association, organizers say the goal of the…

One Dead, Two Injured in Beadle County Crash

WOLSEY, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Wolsey. Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2015 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the north junction…

Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Whitewood, S.D., man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning east of Spearfish. A 1998 GMC Sierra was traveling on Acorn Ridge Road when it hit the side of a bridge, went into the north ditch and rolled. The driver, Richard Griffith, 47, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the…

New State Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

PIERRE, S.D. – Judge Steven Jensen of Dakota Dunes has been sworn in to the South Dakota supreme court. 54-year-old Jensen succeeds Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur who retired in June. The investiture ceremony took place today at the University of South Dakota. Jensen has been a circuit court judge for 14 years and has sat several times as a…

Toppers Pizza Robbery Suspect Charged In Second Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police say a suspect in a recent armed robbery is now being charged in another robbery. Police say they were able to connect 53-year-old Gregory Armstrong to an armed robbery at a Shop N’ Cart in Sioux Falls. Police say Armstrong entered the Shop ‘N Cart near the intersection of 10th Street and Sycamore Ave….

Authorities Search For 27-Year-Old Wanted On Child Porn Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s office is searching for a 27-year-old man who is wanted on child pornography charges. Police say 27-year-old Michel Smith started engaging in a conversation with a 13-year-old over Facebook. Throughout the conversation Smith sent nude photos to the 13-year-old and she ended up sending nude photos to him. On October 9th the…

K-9 Max Retires After 7 Years With Sioux Falls Police

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A four-legged crime fighter in Sioux Falls is calling it a career. The police department threw a retirement celebration today for Max who is retiring after seven years on the force. Max began his career with Sioux Falls police in May 2010. Max is credited with helping the department with several different types of drug seizures…

Victim In Watertown Assault Case Dies From Injuries

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Codington County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating an assault that has left one man dead. Deputies were called to the South Fork Lounge in Watertown just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Arriving deputies arrested 28-year-old Jason Endres for simple assault on 40-year-old Jeremy Buol. Buol was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital…