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Sioux Falls Police Department Creates Community Resource Officer Position

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has created a new position within the police department.   The department hired Cynthia Holmquest, a four-year-veteran of the force, as the first-ever Community Resource Officer. Police say in the past, officers have connected with various groups outside of their normal duties. “They see the problems in our community just like…

Authorities Release Name Of Yankton Teen Killed In Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have released the name of a Yankton teenager who died after a car accident in Northeast Nebraska. He’s been identified as 16-year-old Jordan Rossiter. The accident happened early monday morning about three miles Southwest of Brunswick. Authorities say the car ran off the road into a ditch and rolled before hitting a tree. The Sheriff’s…

Authorities Say No Injuries In Morning Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A close call for a driver involved in a rollover crash in Sioux Falls this morning. Authorities responded to rollover accident at the intersection of Sertoma Avenue and Strabane Trail. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the driver of the suburban failed to stop and ran into the other car and flipped. Authorities say no…

57th And Louise Ave. To Reopen Following Water Main Break

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls announced this morning that the intersection of West 57th Street and South Louise Avenue will fully reopen by noon today. The city says the water main repair and street resurfacing are both now complete. “We thank the traveling public and the local businesses for their patience during this unexpected project,” says…

SD Supreme Court Rules On Bosworth’s Appeal Of Perjury, Filing False Documents Convictions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In documents filed July 19th, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled in former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s appeal. The Supreme Court ruled to vacate her perjury charges but affirm all of her other charges. She appealed at the state’s highest court in November. On May 27th, 2015, a jury found Bosworth guilty of six counts…

Suspects Plead Guilty In Choking Death On South Dakota Woman

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two defendants have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 strangling death of a 24-year-old South Dakota woman, but it’s still unclear who’s responsible. The Rapid City Journal reports that Elizabeth LeBeau and Fred Quiver accuse each other of strangling Emily Bluebird with an electronics cord. Bluebird’s remains were found on the Pine Ridge…

Authorities Issue Escape Warrant for Man in 24/7 Program

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Authorities in Minnehaha County are searching for Cheyenne Sly Rouse after they say he did not report for testing at the 24/7 site Wednesday morning. Authorities believe he removed the GPS unit from his ankle. Rouse is 5’7, 150 lbs. His last known GPS location was the intersection of North Main Avenue and West 3rd Street…

Spink County Man Facing Felony Animal Abuse Charges

Ashton, S.D. – Authorities in Spink County have seized 75 cows and one horse that they say have been allegedly neglected and abused. 63-year-old Rex Spear is the owner of the cattle. He was arrested on a felony count of animal abuse and misdemeanor animal neglect. The livestock are currently being cared for in Brown County. Spear will appear in…

Possible Sanitary Sewer Backups in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A water main break near East 15th Street and South Bahnson Avenue today may have caused sanitary sewer backups into nearby properties. City and subcontractor staff members have attempted to contact all possibly affected property owners in person and through automated voice message. If your property has been affected, do not touch contaminated items and please…

Fireworks Complaints Down in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Fireworks kept area law enforcement officers busy over the holiday weekend. But not as busy as last year. Sioux Falls Police say from Friday through Wednesday, July 5th, they received 500 fireworks-related calls. Last year, they received 630 calls. But there was more activity on July 4th itself compared to last year. July 4th 2017: 312 fireworks…

Mug Shot Released in Watertown Murder Case

Watertown, S.D. –  The Codington County Sheriff’s Office has released the mug shot of the man charged in the death of a Watertown teen. 31-year-old Alexis Velazquez-Sanchez is charged with one count of second degree murder and two counts of manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jayden Harley of Watertown. The mug shot was released to the media when…