Crime

Sturgis Rally Undercover Sex Stings Nab At Least Eight Suspects

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Court records show at least eight men were arrested in undercover sex stings during the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s the fifth straight year that state and federal law enforcement agents have conducted operations targeting people seeking sex with minors. Undercover agents use online ads and social media applications to snare suspects. The undercover sex stings…

High Profile Case Could Spark Change In Sexual Assault Victims

"What happened to Taylor Swift, happens to a lot of people"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The verdict in a high profile case is receiving a lot of praise. Not only from the mega pop star involved, but other advocates of sexual assault victims. A jury sided with Taylor Swift believing that a Denver DJ slipped his hand up Swift’s skirt and groped her four years ago, during a photo-opp. KDLT’s Sydney…

Business Asks For Public’s Help To Find Burglary Suspect

Suspect drove off in van, which was also stolen from a different company, Fargo Glass

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls business owner is speaking out after equipment was stolen from his parking lot over the weekend. The burglary was all caught on camera, so now he’s releasing that footage to the public. He hopes someone will recognize the suspect and speak up. The security camera footage of a weekend burglary is what one business…

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…

Officer On Fatal Charlottesville Crash: ‘Hahahaha Love This’

Photo Courtesy of Stringer/ReutersSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote “Hahahaha love this” in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri says he received…

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…

Event Set To Memorialize Woman Killed By Minneapolis Police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call will be remembered at a public memorial at a lake near her home. The life of 40-year-old Justine Damond will be celebrated Friday night at Lake Harriet Band Shell in southwest Minneapolis. Damond was fatally shot by Officer Mohamed Noor on…

2 Robberies In 2 Days: SF Police Give Advice On What To Do In Scary Situations

"Do what you're asked," said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.

In less than a week, two people have become victims of alarming robberies on the streets of northeast Sioux Falls. They happened less than two miles and a day apart. The most recent took place on Friday just before 8:30 p.m. Police say the victim was walking near East 4th Street and North Sherman Avenue when two men got out…

Man Pleads Guilty In Beating Death Of Girl On Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A second person has pleaded guilty in the beating death last fall of a 5-year-old girl on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Thirty-one-year-old Matthew St. Pierre of McLaughlin pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says St. Pierre could face up to life in prison…

Sioux Falls Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspects

SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday night near the intersection of N. Sherman Ave. and E. 4th St. Police say around 8:20 p.m., the suspects, who are currently unidentified, approached a Sioux Falls resident brandishing handguns and ordered the citizen to give them everything he had. The suspects took money,…

Suspect In Sioux Falls Manhunt Arrested In Lake County

Resident Reported Suspicious Vehicle Thursday Morning In Chester

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. — A Tea man was arrested Thursday morning after authorities say he was connected to a manhunt in Sioux Falls Wednesday afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Chaz VanOrman, 35, faces second degree burglary charges as well as possession of stolen property charges. On Wednesday, several South Dakota law enforcement departments searched for VanOrman for three…