South Dakota

Update: Sioux Falls Police Still Searching For One of Two Runaway Girls

Left: Council MohamedRight: Mearjock MohamedCourtesy: Sioux Falls Police Dept. UPDATE 10:30 a.m. : Police say Mearjock Mohamed has been found and returned to her family. Police continue to search for Council and is not considered to be endangered. Standard protocol is being followed by police to locate her.   ORIGINAL STORY: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls Police are asking…

City Council On Mission To Get To Bottom Of Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Panels

Request For Proposals For Independent Contractor Sent Out Wednesday

The Sioux Falls City Council is on a mission to get to the bottom of the flawed metal panels on the outside of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. They’re looking for an independent contractor to find out if the panels are actually doing their job. The request for proposals went out Wednesday. From the beginning, people have questioned how it…

UPDATE: Missing Boy Located Safe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing seven year-old boy. Trent SpiritTrack Jr. was last seen around 2:45 p.m. near 6th and Prairie Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants, brown shirt, red fleece sweatshirt, and blue shoes with neon green laces. If you have any information or…

Effects Of K2: SF Couple Admitted To Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Before Leaving Baby Outside

The synthetic drug, known as K2, is in the spotlight after a Sioux Falls couple admitted to smoking the drug before allegedly leaving their baby outside overnight. We brought you the story two weeks ago: a 2-month-old baby boy found abandoned in a car seat outside of a Sioux Falls church. Police say he was wearing just a onesie, and…

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…

Authorities ID Victim Of Weekend Crash In Meade County

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – A 54-year-old Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of New Underwood. Haryl Diserly was a passenger in a 2002 Ford Explorer that was southbound on New Underwood Road when the 50-year-old female driver swerved to miss a deer. She lost control of the vehicle which…

Court Documents: Mother & Father Of Infant Left Outside Overnight Admitted To Smoking K2

Mother Of Baby Charged With Abuse, Neglect Following Father's Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The mother of the infant found abandoned outside of a Sioux Falls church overnight has now been charged. It comes after she admitted to police that she and the child’s father had been smoking K2. Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Louise Jennesse is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. An employee at Faith Family Church found the 2-month-old boy…

City Officials: Ride Sharing Company ‘Lyft’ En Route To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Hailing a cab with the press of a button could soon become a reality in Sioux Falls. A ride sharing company has taken the first step necessary to operate in South Dakota. The Department of Revenue confirmed Monday that they’ve issued a state sales tax license to Lyft. “It gives you a big city feel,” said Sioux…

Boy Scouts To Allow Girls: Local Program Will Welcome Change With Open Arms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Boy Scouts of America made a monumental decision this week. The organization announced it will begin allowing girls as early as next year. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talked to the local program based in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Council says they will welcome the change with open arms. Inside the Sioux Council Office is more than 70 years…

AAA Travel: Caribbean Islands Now A Go Following Hurricanes Irma And Maria

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– AAA Travel says some of the world’s most popular travel destinations are open for business again following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. They say the Caribbean Islands are mostly unscathed and airlines have lifted travel bans. “This year has just been a really weird year. I mean, it’s just one after another after another and that’s what’s caused…

Police: SF Cab Driver Charged With Aggravated Assault After Pointing Gun At Other Driver

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls cab driver is behind bars after police say he pulled a gun on another cab driver. Fifty-eight-year-old Jozef Barszcz is charged with aggravated assault. Police say Barszcz was parked behind another driver at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport last night. When the light turned green for the other driver to move forward to pick…

Police Searching For Missing Boy

UPDATE - Boy Found: Police say they are searching for 12-year-old Eduardo Lopez.

UPDATE – Sioux Falls police report Eduardo Lopez has been found. SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Police say they are searching for 12-year-old Eduardo Lopez. He is about 5’5″ tall, and weighs about 130 pounds. Eduardo has brown hair and was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was wearing gray Jordan tennis shoes. Eduardo was last seen around 4:00…

Police: 14-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teens Led Authorities On Interstate Chase In Stolen Vehicle

Teens Also Charged With String Of Car Vandalisms

Two Sioux Falls teens are facing more charges after police say they led authorities on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Police believe the 14-year-old boys are responsible for vandalizing nearly 40 vehicles in central Sioux Falls. On Sunday night into early Monday, police say they received nearly 40 reports of car vandalisms. They say car windows had…

FULL STORY: Father Arrested For Child Abuse, Neglect After Infant Left Outside Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Police say the father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. The 38-year-old is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police say the 2-month-old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. Police say they got the call Tuesday morning. An infant had been found in a car seat abandoned…

Someone You Should Know: SD Barrel Racer Headed To Vegas For 11th National Finals Rodeo

She just finished competing at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for the Sioux Falls PREMIER Rodeo. For many, the event was their last chance to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo or the Superbowl of their sport. But one South Dakota resident had nothing to lose. For the 11th consecutive year, the Professional Barrel Racer had already earned her…

Police Searching For Armed Suspect After Overnight Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Officers responded to the area of East 6th Street and North Cleveland Ave. regarding a possible larceny. Upon arrival, officers determined that a male subject entered the business and shoplifted an 8-pack of Budweiser. The suspect exited the store and was followed by the clerk who confronted the suspect, at which time the suspect produced a silver…

Child Advocacy Center That Gives Victims A One-Stop Shop Now Open In SD

WATERTOWN, S.D.– At least 4,000 children are sexually abused in South Dakota each year. And experts believe there are additional cases that never get reported. When they do, they say many counties don’t have the resources to deal with them. But that has now changed in the northeast portion of the state. “Each and every day I’m working on a…

Patterson Appeals Conviction To SD Supreme Court: ‘There was no evidence of a disciplinary event’

Patterson Was Sentenced in 2015 To Life In Prison For Death Of Adrian Peterson's Son

VERMILLION, S.D.– The Sioux Falls man convicted of killing former Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson’s biological son appealed his conviction to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Joseph Patterson’s case was heard at USD’s School of Law on Monday, where the defense argued that there was no motive or evidence to support his conviction. It’s been nearly two years since a jury…