Rebecca David

SFFR Firefighter Speaks About Battling Montana Lolo Peak Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A few Sioux Falls firefighters are in Montana offering extra help to fight a massive wildfire. The Lolo Peak Fire broke out in July, so far around 54 thousand acres have burned. Crews don’t even have half of the fire contained yet, but luckily a little rain brought some relief Friday. “I didn’t get a wink of sleep…

Protecting your information online: Equifax Data Breach Exposes Information of Millions

MADISON, S.D.- It’s one of the biggest data breaches, cyber security experts say they have ever seen. An attack on Equifax exposed information like social security numbers of nearly 143 million Americans. “I deeply regret this incident and I apologize to every affected consumer and all of our partners,” says Equifax Chairman and CEO, Rick Smith. It’s a problem that no…

Healthcare Officials Celebrate Simulation Week and Its Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This week health care professionals across the world are in the spotlight for Simulation Week. It’s designed to showcase the training professionals undergo to improve safety and efficiency in patient care. “They are life like, they are realistic, we can use that particular equipment to train the clinical staff on how to handle various types of situations,” says…

Girl Scout Troop 46706 Doing Benefit For Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Dakota Horizons Girl Scout troop 46706 is hosting a bake sale to raise money for children affected by Hurricane Harvey. With a few donations from Hy-Vee and the Apple Orchard, the girls baked up a number of cookies, brownies and other treats to raise money. The troop is also collecting items such as underwear, socks, books, and toys….

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds: A Finalist in Grinnell Mutual Grant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds is asking for the public’s help in being selected as a winner of the Grinnell Mutual grant. The fairground was named one of 15 finalists for the grant. The winner with the highest number of votes would receive $3,000. Others coming in second, third and so forth will each receive a $1,000 grant. Fairground…

Sanaa’s Holds Dinner Benefit For Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls Mediterranean restaurant is helping families affected by Hurricane Harvey by holding a buffet dinner to raise money. Sanaa’s in downtown, Sioux Falls held a dinner buffet with a $10 minimum donation. However, the owner says even before she opened Saturday, people have been donating. So far they’ve raised a total of $950 all of which…

Xcel Energy Gives Back by Painting Resident’s Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The rain didn’t stop a group of volunteers from helping a Sioux Falls family get their home back in shape. Around 20 volunteers from Xcel Energy and Habitat for Humanity came together to repaint a home owners house. The project was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Project and Xcel Energy’s annual ‘Day of Service’. The annual…

Egan Family Uses Son’s Story to Bring Awareness to Childhood Cancer

SHERMAN, S.D.- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and an Egan South Dakota family is using their son’s story to highlight the importance of the month and help other families going through similar situations. Five-year-old Tayden Grohs had a smile that could light up the whole room and even after he was diagnosed with brain cancer his smile never went away…

Police Arrest Crown Casino Robbery Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department has arrested a man involved in the Crown Casino robbery on Wednesday morning. Police located  27-year-old angel Provincial on the east side of Sioux Falls on Friday night. Provincial robbed the casino near 26th Street and Minnesota Avenue early Wednesday morning. Police say he pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money…

Future of USD Law School To Be Decided At Next Meeting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- All summer, a relocation task force has been looking into a potential move for University of South Dakota’s Law School from Vermillion to Sioux Falls. That discussion continued today in Sioux Falls with the task force looking west for advice. Sioux Falls or Vermillion? , the question remains unanswered as to where the state’s only law school will…

Three Sent To Hospital After Car Collision

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital. It happened around 11 this morning in the area of 26th street and South Sycamore Avenue. Police say 2 people were leaving a business in the area and another car was southbound when the two vehicles collided. A child and two…

Sioux Falls Native Shares Experiencing Hurricane Harvey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls woman says she’s grateful to have her younger brother alive, after seeing the impact Hurricane Harvey left. Her brother, a Sioux Falls native says this is the worst storm Texas has ever seen and the damage left behind is going to take years to repair. “The most shocking and horrific thing, I have ever seen,”…

Sioux Falls Boy Collecting Sports Equipment For Children In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- We first introduced you to 14-year-old Donnie Stoltz earlier this year, when he was recognized by Prudential for his volunteering efforts to give back to others. Donnie started his organization called ‘Donnie’s Closet in 2011, where he would collect gently used sports equipment and give it to kids in needs Just recently he was contacted by ESPN to…

Name Released in Sully County Fatal Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – A Decatur, NE man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre. Joel Penny, 65, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle collided with a deer. Penny, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead…

State Parks Fill Up Over Labor Day Weekend

CANTON, S.D.- Many people choose to travel over Labor Day weekend, but a new survey done by AAA South Dakota shows that 60 percent of those travelers are choosing to stay in state and visit local state parks. There’s a never dull moment when the Hamburger family gets together, from dog licks to fun family games. “When’s the campout, when’s the…

Second Pedestrians Hit at 9th and Cliff Avenue This Summer

Back in June, two people were injured at that same intersection

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls police are investigating a car crash that left one man dead and another man in the hospital last night. It happened in the area of East 9th Street and South Cliff Avenue. Police say this is the second time pedestrians have been hit in that intersection this summer. Around 10 last night officers were doing a…