Rebecca David

Springtime Gardening and Landscaping Safety for Homeowners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- If you are one of the many people who love gardening and landscaping, Xcel Energy has a message for you.  The company is asking homeowners to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked before starting your digging projects. “We like having a yard that was kind of a big thing for us, “says homeowner Chris Biewer. Biewer…

USPS Reports Five Dog Attacks On Sioux Falls Mail Carriers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The dog and the mail carrier, it’s a tense relationship we’ve seen play out in cartoons and movies, but a Sioux Falls man says it’s no laughing matter. Five mail carriers were attacked last year alone in Sioux Falls. “And was just putting mail in the box like normal and out of the blue it just bit…

Two Trucks, Three Car keys Stolen from Sioux Falls Business

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The owners of a lawn care and snow removal business in Sioux Falls are asking for the public’s help in finding two vehicles stolen from their business. The owners of Lawn & Snow Company LLC, say they got the call on Friday morning that someone had broken into their shop on North Third Avenue. When they arrived, they…

Survey Reveals Residents Unhappy with Road Conditions

A quarter of citizens say they still want to see improvements on the repair and the maintenance of city streets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A randomly selected citizen survey given to residents in January is back with some results. A quarter of citizens say they still want to see improvements on the repair and the maintenance of city streets. It was the 2010 sanitary sewer collapse that gave Mayor Mike Huether and the city, a wake-up call that something had to change…

Police Investigating Shots Fired At a House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police are investigating who allegedly fired shots at a home early Sunday morning. Officers responded to several calls of shots fired near 7th street and Trapp Avenue. They found witnesses and the people who were targeted by the shots. Police say no one was hit by the gunfire. The altercation was the result of an…

Herpetological Society Brings Reptiles for Meet and Greet at PetSmart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They say a dog is a man’s best friend but the Herpetological society thinks a reptile can be too. The society brought their reptiles for a meet and greet at the Louise Avenue PetSmart. The public was given information about a reptile and how they can raise one if they were interested in buying one. The…

Police Arrest Gunman for Allegedly Firing Shot at Two People

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police arrested a suspect on Saturday morning for alledgly firing a firearm at two people while they were driving. Officers were called to 37th Street and Minnesota Avenue where the victims and the suspect exchanged words as they were driving. The suspect displayed a firearm at the two victims. The victims followed the suspect and…

Police Investigating Stabbing

A 32-year-old man was found with a cut to his neck

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened Friday night. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Minnesota Avenue. A 32-year-old man was found with a cut to his neck. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.  

Name Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash

HURON, S.D.  – A Huron, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron. 27-year-old,  Callyann Wallenstein, was driving southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the car eventually went off the roadway and rolled. Wallenstein, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She…

Mom Speaks Out Against School Bullying

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls mom is speaking out after she says her son was threatened by another student at George McGovern Middle School. She says the bullying has been going on for years and she finally had to take things into her own hands. “I’m going to kill you; I’m going to shoot you,” says the mother of Trey,…

Friends Remember Alicia Jumping Eagle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Friends and family of Alicia Jumping Eagle have been sharing their memories of her on her Facebook page; many of which focus on her bright personality. “A friend of mine messaged me and they said, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend and I hadn’t heard yet, “says Alicia’s friend Kevin Kroger. Kevin Kroger wasn’t…

Owners Lose Family Business to Fire

MENNO, S.D. – An early morning fire destroyed a popular restaurant along Main Street in Menno. Investigators say the flames started in the kitchen area of the Open Door Café. “Nothing’s left in there; it’s pretty much gone, very thing is gone, “says Owner of Open Door Café Rita Hoff. Rita Hoff, owner of Open Door Café can’t seem to fight…

Sioux Falls Teacher Becomes U.S. Citizen

“It’s something that I am going to treasure forever; I really will," says Tania Grogan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Whittier middle school teacher was among 121 members who became a U. S. citizen on Friday. Tania Grogan says her process started back in October when she felt it was time to apply to become a U.S. citizen. “It’s something that I am going to treasure forever; I really will,” says Tania Grogan. Grogan is recalling Friday’s…

UPDATE: Child Found

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Police have found James Sanchez. The Sioux Falls police department was asking for the public’s help in finding a missing child. 11 -year-old James Sanchez is 5’3” and 130-pounds. He was last seen in white washed blue jeans, a blue Nike hat, Nike shoes and a black and gray hooded sweatshirt. He has short dark hair and sometimes…

Annual Miss Amazing Pageant Continues At Augustana University

This is the third annual that South Dakota has hosted the event.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A new Miss Amazing South Dakota will be crowned Saturday at Augustana University. This is the third annual that South Dakota has hosted the event. Despite the stress of putting it together, organizers say the organization helps push girls with disabilities to believe in themselves. “Just believe in who you are and don’t be scared about it and…

Hy-Vee on Louise Offers Customers Alternate Routes to Enter Store

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Louise Avenue construction is in its second week in Sioux Falls Many drivers have to find alternate routes to get to their destination and businesses have to manage as well The Hy-Vee on Louise is right in the center of the construction Despite the hassle, they’re still getting customers to their aisles The company put out a sign…

Stefanie Hage Named 2017 Sioux Falls Teacher of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Sioux Falls woman described the experience as overwhelming. Stefanie Hage a 3rd-grade teacher at John Harris Elementary is still getting used to the title of “Teacher of the Year.” She received the award Monday night from the Sioux Falls School District. When you first walk into Mrs. Hage’s 3rd-grade class, the set-up of the classroom catches…