Rapid City

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Ex-State’s Attorney Accused Again Of Failing To Pay Taxes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a former Bennett County state’s attorney convicted of tax evasion has once again failed to pay taxes. Forty-eight-year-old Kenneth Orrock, of Rapid City, is facing sentencing later this month after failing to pay $17,000 in federal taxes he had collected from his employees at the Black Hills Patrol security agency in 2015. Orrock…

UPDATE: Three Victims Of Rapid City Mobile Home Fire Died From Smoke

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy results indicate that three people who were killed in a mobile home fire in Rapid City died of smoke inhalation. The blaze occurred Friday. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Rapid City Police Department are still working to positively identify the three victims. Officials said earlier that at least two of…

Defenders Seek $350,000 For South Dakota Death Penalty Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Public Defender’s Office is asking the county for about $350,000 to help defend a man facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend. The extra costs in Jonathon Klinetobe’s case involve expert evaluations, travel expenses and witness fees. The 27-year-old Klinetobe, of Sturgis, is charged with first-degree murder for…

Inmate Placed On Escaped Status

Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after walking away from a minimum-security facility. Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization Monday evening. Running Shield is described as a 6″1′ Native American male weighing approximately 170 pounds with partially gray hair and brown eyes. Running Shield is currently…

Missing Inmate Found Dead

Moses Dubray, 32, Found Dead In Fall River County

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Rapid City, S.D.-Attorney Marty Jackley confirms inmate Moses Dubray, 32, was found dead along Highway 89 Wednesday. Dubray was placed on escaped status earlier this week after he walked away from the Rapid City Community Work Center. His death is being investigated. An autopsy will be conducted and more information will be released upon its…

Areas for vacation home rentals expanded in Pennington County

Some residents concerned for potential tourist influx

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota residents are worried about an influx of tourists in their neighborhoods after Pennington County commissioners expanded the areas where vacation home rentals may be located. County commissioners approved some changes to the vacation home rental ordinance Tuesday to include allowing rentals in neighborhoods zoned suburban residential district….

Volunteer Group Helps Stranded Drivers On Reservations

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Ten people on two adjacent Native American reservations in South Dakota are volunteering this winter to help stranded motorists and emergency vehicles. These self-proclaimed road guardians on the sprawling Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations help tow vehicles, deliver fuel, change tires, provide traffic control at crash scenes and perform several other…