Rebecca David

Sioux Falls Man Arrested for Threatening His Children with A Firearm

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars for threatening his children with a gun Saturday night. Chad Allen Johnson was arrested for simple and aggravated assault as well as possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say they were called to a neighborhood in the northeast part of town just before 9 o’clock. When they arrived at the home, police…

Police Looking For Suspects After Pedestrians Injured In Hit And Run Crash

Two people are injured and police are searching for suspects following a hit and run crash in Sioux Falls Saturday night. Police say they were called to 9th street and cliff avenue just before 11 p.m. for a hit and run accident involving two pedestrians. Police say they found a man and a woman lying in the street. The man…

Aspen Dental Provides Free Dental Care to Veterans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Aspen Dental opened its doors across the nation to veterans for free Saturday, including in Sioux Falls. The annual “Day of Service” is part of Aspen Dental’s ‘Healthy Mouth Movement’, targeted to help veterans. Veterans were required to schedule an appointment ahead of time in order to receive the service. Aspen Dental says they host the event because…

Sioux Falls Businesses Hoping Soccer Will Provide Weekend Boost in Sales

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Traffic congestion on Louise Avenue isn’t anything new for Sioux Falls motorists. The road between 41st and 49th Streets has been under construction for months. Not only are there delays, but it has killed sales for businesses in the area. However, one business is hoping soccer players and fans will give them the boost they need this…

Mutual Aid Agreement Still in Question Between MED-Star & Paramedics Plus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Tensions continue between two ambulance services, Paramedics Plus and Brandon-based MED-Star. The topic of discussion: a mutual aid agreement. Both services say they are willing to help each other in times of emergency, but as of right now, there is no written agreement. MED-Star says every time paramedics plus has called them, they respond, but at times their…

Touchmark at All Saints Expands Memory Care Unit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s never easy placing a loved one in a retirement or a nursing home especially if they have Alzheimer’s or Dementia. However, one local facility is hoping to ease the minds of loved ones with a new memory care unit that focuses on having the facility feel like home. You wouldn’t know from the paintings hanging on the…

Businesses Moving Into Lake Lorraine Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Marshalls, Home Goods, and DSW are just a few of the businesses expected to open on the west side of Sioux Falls at Lake Lorraine later this year. Developers say the stores are part of their vision to help the area grow.  The property may be empty at the moment, but developers say the final product will be…

Sioux Falls Church Celebrates Fathers with Father’s Day Car Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A classic car show here in Sioux Falls is a big draw for area dads this Father’s Day. The annual Father’s Day Car Show is hosted by Asbury United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Organizers of the event said they started the Father’s Day event as a way for families to spend time together, and enjoy something dad…

Bringing Awareness: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

A Sioux Falls woman is sharing her mother's story to bring awareness to the diagnosis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and one Sioux Falls woman is sharing her mother’s story to bring awareness to the diagnosis and how the Alzheimer’s Association has helped her family. Dianne Horsley is the type of mother who is always there for her children, never missing an important day, or forgetting anything. “She always believed in…

Police: Man Shot in the Foot Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Saturday night. Police responded to the area of 49th Street and Terry Avenue around midnight for reports of shots fired. When police arrived, everyone including the victim fled the scene at the time. Police say at a later time, a man arrived at a local hospital…

Festival of Cultures: Celebrating Diversity in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Empire community got a taste of all the different culture and new faces living in the community at the Festival of Cultures. The free annual event put on by the Multi-Cultural Center took place at the Coliseum on North Main Avenue. The event had food, entertainment, arts and crafts for kids, as well as information…

Community Walks to Bring Awareness to Suicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adults in South Dakota and earlier today the community walked to bring awareness and remember their loved ones. “Coming to a walk like this; helps us know that we are not alone,” says Dave Vanderlinde, who lost his daughter. It’s not been an easy journey for Dave and his…

Paramedics Plus Working on First Responder Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More than 100 students are expected to graduate this year from the Sioux Falls School of Emergency Medical Services. Officials say they hope this new fleet of paramedics and EMT’s can help with shortages in the industry locally and nationwide. “Liked being out there, helping people, just being there for others, making a difference,” says Avera Paramedic Intern…

Sanford Children’s Hospital Holds Free Summer Camp For Children Battling Cancer/Survivors

WATERTOWN, S.D.- From tubing to shooting paintball guns, 55 children are having the time of their lives in Watertown. They’re at a free summer camp that’s unlike many others. It’s for kids battling cancer and those who’ve survived the disease. Katie Henry can’t seem to hold back her smile. She’s been waiting quite some time to go to summer camp…

Friends Remember Jayden Harley

WATERTOWN, S.D.- In Watertown, a 17-year-old is dead after a noise dispute turned violent over the weekend. Police say 30-year-old Alexis Velazquez shot Jayden Harley following an argument out in the street on Saturday night. Today Harley’s friends and a co-worker reflected on his life and the moments they wish they could’ve changed before his death. “It couldn’t have been him,”…

Siouxland Renaissance Festival Wraps Up

SIOUX FALL, S.D.- Sioux Empire residents were taken back in time to 1575 and the reign of Queen Elizabeth this weekend. For 16 years now, Siouxland Renaissance Association has been putting on the renaissance festival and bringing history back to life. The two-day event held at the fairgrounds had both adult and children activities. Organizers of the event say they never…

Sioux Falls Residents Join National Equality March

Equality. One word that brought many together, to speak up and demand a change.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 600 people marched Sunday afternoon in Sioux Falls along with others across the U.S. for equality. Participants said they marched for the equality of the LGBTQ community and to also make their voices heard by those in office. “What do we want, equality, when do we want it, now,” chanted marchers as they marched towards Falls Park….

Teenage Victim Identified in Watertown Shooting

Man arrested in Watertown teen's death

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Watertown teenager was shot and killed in an apparent neighborhood dispute. Police say a 30-year-old man shot 17-year-old Jayden Harley in the midsection with a handgun during an argument Saturday night. Harley died at a local hospital. Authorities say he was unarmed. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Codington County Detention…

Police Locate Missing 11-year-old Boy

UPDATE: Storm Joseph Bordeaux has been located. — SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy. Storm Joseph Bordeaux was last heard from at Terrace Park around 7 p.m. on Saturday. He said he was going to an unknown friend’s house. Storm was wearing a black shirt and carrying…

Over 300 People Walked To Bring Awareness to Kidney Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 30 million Americans have chronic kidney disease, and most don’t know it. That’s according to the South Dakota National Kidney Foundation. Over 300 people walked around Seroma Park, on Saturday in honor of family members or on behalf of themselves to bring awareness and raise funds for kidney disease. The walk which is put on by Avera…