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Man Wanted In Minnehaha County Arrested Near Lennox Following Car Chase

LENNOX, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man is in custody after leading authorities on a chase near Lennox Friday morning. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy made contact with the suspect at the Countryside Convenience Truck Stop. There the deputy discovered the suspect, a 39-year-old man, was wanted in Minnehaha County on Grand Theft charges, and attempted to take…

Update: Sioux Falls Police Still Searching For One of Two Runaway Girls

Left: Council MohamedRight: Mearjock MohamedCourtesy: Sioux Falls Police Dept. UPDATE 10:30 a.m. : Police say Mearjock Mohamed has been found and returned to her family. Police continue to search for Council and is not considered to be endangered. Standard protocol is being followed by police to locate her.   ORIGINAL STORY: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls Police are asking…

Iowa Superintendent Charged With Drunk Driving

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa school superintendent has been accused of drunken driving. Court records say 57-year-old Rod Earleywine is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 7 on a charge of operating while under the influence, first offense. He’s superintendent of the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District. Earleywine didn’t immediately return messages left for him Monday. His attorney’s…

Authorities Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting Minnehaha County Residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities are warning Minnehaha County residents about phone scams circulating the area, in which callers impersonate county and law enforcement officials, and demand payments. Police say a 29-year-old Sioux Falls woman is one victim in the area, scammed out of $500. Police say she received a call from two people claiming that she owed $800 in…

GFP Proposes Petition Process For Non-meandered Lakes Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission during the July Commission meeting adopted a proposal to establish a process where landowners can request the restriction of recreational use of nonmeandered waters for public use. GFP Department Secretary Kelly Hepler says the process being considered by the Commission will give landowners the ability to formally make those…

One Killed, Two Injured In Northern Iowa Rollover Crash

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in northern Iowa. The Winneshiek County sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Justin Vincek died at the scene of the crash around 4:20 p.m. Sunday on a county road. Authorities say 24-year-old Casey Buxengard was driving a sports utility vehicle east at a high…

Poland Seeks Extradition Of Minnesota Man In Nazi Case

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s special prosecutors say they have taken steps toward seeking the extradition from the U.S. of a Minnesota man they accuse of participating in a World War II massacre. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led Nazi unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians -including…

Dispute Over Dakota Access Pipeline Penalties Delayed Until Fall

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A dispute over whether the Texas-based developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts in North Dakota will linger into the fall. Energy Transfer Partners has been battling since November when the state Public Service Commission filed a complaint and proposed a $15,000 fine. A public hearing on…

Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death of Philando Castile

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP):  A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared Friday of two lesser charges in the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Yanez shot Philando Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Yanez testified…

Inclement Weather Closes Outdoor Pools In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: The City of Sioux Falls has announced that all Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation outdoor aquatic facilities will be closed Monday, June 12, due to inclement weather. Those facilities are located at: Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center—301 South Fairfax Avenue Frank Olson Pool—4101 East 16th Street Kuehn Park Pool—2309 Kuehn Park Road Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center—3401 East…

Med-Star Pushes Back Against Claims Made By Badlands Motor Speedway

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: Following the announcement of a suspended racing season by Badlands Motor Speedway, Med-Star is distancing themselves from accusations made by the speedway’s owners. In a web post on Thursday, Badlands Motor Speedway stated that the racing season would be suspended until the speedway came under new ownership, and cited issues with the Med-Star Dirt Track Rescue Team’s performance….

Surveillance Footage Released In Sioux Falls Bank Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls Police released surveillance video Friday from a robbery at Voyage Federal Credit Union that took place late Thursday morning. Police say the robbery happened just after 11:30 a.m. at the bank on 10th Street and Kiwanis Avenue in Sioux Falls. Footage shows the suspect entering the bank, where police say he told the clerk…

Assault, Rape Victim Appears In Court, Asks Judge To Keep Suspect Behind Bars

Judge Sets DeMarcus Bethany's Bond At $2,500

A Sioux Falls victim appeared in a Minnehaha County Courtroom Monday asking a judge not to release the man she says assaulted and raped her. While in court, the victim told the judge that she’s ‘been living in hell’ since the incident occurred. She asked the court to not release her boyfriend 26-year-old DeMarcus Bethany from jail, fearing for her…

Three Dead In Murder-Suicide At San Bernardino School

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead. Authorities say 53-year-old Cedric Anderson told the school he’d come by to drop something off for his teacher-wife before the incident. Police Chief Jarrod…