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Mental Disability Trial Underway For Man Facing Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The case of a South Dakota man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, has made its way back to the courtroom. Today, a former teacher and principal of 55-year-old Rodney Berget both testified in court. A “mental disability trial” is underway to determine if he is intellectually disabled. Berget’s mental status is in question after…

State Senator Neal Tapio Announces Run For U.S. House Seat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new candidate has entered the race for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican State Senator Neal Tapio of Watertown is joining the 2018 congressional race. He’s been a business owner for 20 years and is currently the president of NT Sales and Leasing in Watertown. As President Trump’s state Campaign…

Teen Arrested In Fatal Sioux City Stabbings

SIOUX CITY, I.A. – Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old accused of stabbing two people to death in Sioux City last weekend. Police say Tran Walker, of Sioux City, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused of killing 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr. and 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan. They were found wounded around 1:15 Sunday morning and…

Man Facing Solicitation Charge After 14-Year-Old’s Father Finds Messages, Images

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested an 18-year-old on a solicitation charge after the father of a 14-year-old found inappropriate text messages between the two. Police say the father of a 14-year-old girl was monitoring her cellphone after she got it taken away. The father found text messages and images of the 18-year-old exposing himself. Police say the…

House Panel Investigating Sex Abuse In Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun an investigation of sexual abuse in organized sports. Committee leaders from both political parties have sent letters to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics seeking information about how they handled sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The letters follow the…

Former Iowa Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse Now Facing Child Porn Charges

SIOUX CENTER, I.A. –  A former Iowa elementary teacher charged with inappropriate conduct with students is now facing child porn charges. Sioux Center police say 35-year-old Curtis Van Dam was arrested at his residence on Friday morning. The arrested warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, for Sexual Exploitation of a Child and…

2018 Sioux Empire Farm Show Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls and Sioux Empire Farm Shows are officially in full swing. The shows run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, event center, arena, and the W.H. Lyon Fair Grounds. The shows are highlighting the latest agricultural technology and services with over 390 exhibitors. Agricultural producers from South Dakota,…

Woman Charged With DUI In Wednesday’s Car Vs Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has been charged after a car vs building accident on Wednesday morning. 26-year-old Ashley Brower was been charged with her first DUI, reckless driving, driving without a valid license and failure to maintain financial responsibility. Brower’s vehicle collided with the Billion Car Care Center located on West 12th Street. Police say the…

35-Year-Old Man Charged With Rape, Sexual Contact With Minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Pukwana man is facing rape and sexual contact charges in Minnehaha County. Court documents say the victim was only six years old at the time. 35-year-old Craig Rosenberger was taken into custody yesterday afternoon, however, the allegations of abuse date back to 2016. According to court documents, the victim told her parents about the abuse…