Rebecca David

Augustana University Honors the Life of Frederick Douglass for Black History Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-   Frederick Douglas is among many of the African American pioneers who are celebrated during Black History Month. In honor of the month, Augustana University opened their doors to the public to hear the story of Douglass’s life and legacy. “We are part of society tremendously just way more than slavery, “says Augustana University Director of Diversity…

Witness Who Dialed 911 Recounts Deadly Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  An early morning crash in central Sioux Falls left one teenager dead and two other people injured.  Police say one car crashed, but another car also driven by a teenager was involved. According to police speeding and drugs were a factor in the early morning crash that involved three juveniles. At around 4 a.m. police arrived at 22nd…

Police Say Cleaning Up Residential Graffiti Falls On Homeowners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  By now you have probably seen the photos of the neighborhood near Sertoma Avenue that was vandalized over the weekend. Police say it’s a problem more residents might run into. “Now that the warm weather is here we are starting to see more of that graffiti, but it’s not really concentrated on one certain area.  It happens…

Neighborhood Vandalized Near Sertoma Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls residents in the area of Sertoma Avenue near Roosevelt High School found some of their homes vandalized over the weekend.  One home had “war is coming” spray painted on the fence.  A resident who did not want to talk on camera said this is something that’s been happening off and on. Police were called to…

Big Road Construction Projects Planned For 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls officials are gearing up to spend even more money than last year on road construction. Crews plan to make improvements across the city. One of the biggest projects is near the Empire Mall. Drivers will soon see orange cones and road construction crews all over Sioux Falls. One of the city’s biggest upcoming projects…

Decades of Love and Still Going Strong

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- All across the world, many couples are celebrating Valentine’s Day; but every day is Valentine’s Day for a few special couples in the Sioux empire. Here at Washington Crossing Senior home, they may be no Valentine’s Day decorations, but for these three couples, each day they are together is valentines. For Beryl and Dick Olson, their love story…

Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Love is in the air and in many stores in the Sioux Empire. As Valentine’s Day approaches, flower shops are busy working to keep their customers happy. It’s been a busier Monday than usual at Flowerama in western Sioux Falls, but that isn’t a surprise to owner Chuck Kuntze. “It’s Valentine’s time, it’s supposed to be busy,”…

One Person Dead in House Fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person has died in an overnight house fire. A Sioux Falls officer reported a fire on North 10th Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, they found one person inside. The fire damage spread throughout, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Housing Market in Sioux Falls Sees Shortage of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Home buyers in the Sioux empire are seeing a shortage in homes and competition among buyers continues as well. “We have a good number of buyers that are looking to purchase a home,” says Marcus Walgrave, Broker Associate for Hegg Realtors. Walgrave has been in the real estate business for about three years now. He says with the…

American Heart Association Introduces Bill to Require High Schoolers to Have CPR Skills Before Graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Even bad CPR, is still better than nothing at all, “says Jeremy Robertson, EMS Educator. Robertson has been an EMS educator for 15 years and knows during an emergency, every minute counts. “When I go to a cardiac arrest call if I see somebody doing CPR; I know that person’s chances are pretty good, but if…

Super Bowl Can Trigger Heart Attacks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a yearly tradition for football fans, to watch the two best teams in the league duke it out in one of the most anticipated games of the year and while watching, many are indulging in their favorite foods, but that consumption comes with consequences. “It is actually very important to realize that lifestyle is extremely important…

House Bill 1069 Along with Other Bills Still a Hot Topic at Legislative Coffee

It was a full house as the first legislative coffees took place Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It was a full house as the first legislative coffees took place Saturday. All eyes were on the eight state senators and representatives as they took questions from the crowd about current bills. One bill that still generated talk was House Bill 1069 which repealed Initiated Measure 22. “When we repealed it, we didn’t take that lightly….

Attempted Robbery at Booze Boys Discount Wine

Suspect Brandished Handgun, Demanded Money Before Fleeing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help after an attempted robbery took place shortly before midnight Friday. Police responded to an armed robbery at Booze Boys Discount Wine on West 12th Street and South Western Avenue.  Police say a man came into the store and demanded money after brandishing a handgun. After not…

Sudanese Man Speaks Out About Life as a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sudan is one of the seven countries named in the controversial order that suspends travelers from entering the U.S. “I have family here that they have never seen them, “says Reverend Jenina Gatnoor, a Sudanese refugee. Jenina Gatnoor is now a U.S. citizen, his journey to the U.S. started at the age of 12 when he left…