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Judge Sets Bond For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Light Wife On Fire At $500,000

Sioux Falls Police: 'a mere push of the thumb would have been catastrophic'

The Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting and pouring gasoline on his wife and then attempting to set her on fire appeared in court for the first time Friday. The judge set 45-year-old Pai Yang’s bond at $500,000 cash. “The thing with domestic violence cases, and especially when you have somebody who is in the side of the relationship where…

Sioux Falls Restaurant Takes ‘Guests’ Back In Time For 50th Anniversary

A well-known restaurant is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. The Royal Fork Buffet opened their first location in Idaho in 1967. To honor the milestone, the Sioux Falls location took their customers back in time Thursday. “We were here Mother’s Day and it was lined clear up around, so we figured we would be here early,” said Evelyn Utley of Sioux…

The Big Picture: Drought Conditions In South Dakota Not As Severe As In 2012

According to the the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe conditions, and just under 5 percent is in the extreme category. While the dry, hot weather has taken its toll on crops, the state actually hasn’t seen record-setting conditions. With some recent rains, portions of South Dakota are finally starting to see some drought…

Reconstruction Of East Arrowhead Parkway In Sioux Falls To Begin On Monday

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The city will be reconstructing another major road in Sioux Falls. The $9.4 million project is set to begin on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on East Arrowhead Parkway. The street will be widened to six lanes including a median with left turn lanes, underground utility work, and new traffic…

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…

Alzheimer’s Association Reacts To Country Music Legend’s Death Following Diagnosis

The country music scene is mourning the loss of a legend. Singer Glen Campbell passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. The news isn’t just hitting his fans hard, but an organization aimed at fighting the disease that killed him. The Alzheimer’s Association says Glen Campbell shined a spotlight on the disease. Campbell first announced his diagnosis to…

Someone You Should Know: SD Native Has Long History Of Calling History At Sioux Empire Fair

The Sioux Empire Fair turned 78-years-old this year, and there’s one man who has only missed 20 of them. Not only has the Huron native attended the fair every year, he has a rich history of calling history at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shows us why Denny Oviatt is ‘Someone You Should Know’. “You always have to…

Sioux Falls School District Hiring: Needs Hundreds Of Substitute Teachers For Upcoming Year

The Sioux Falls School District is hiring. The district says each year they need around 600 substitute teachers, and so far, they have around half that number for the upcoming school year. “It seems like we always need more,” said Sioux Falls School District Human Resources Director Becky Dorman. During the school year, the Sioux Falls School District says they…

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…

Two People Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Western Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people were injured following a crash in western Sioux Falls Monday morning. The crash happened near 22nd Street and Kiwanis Avenue at around 11 o’clock. Police say a truck pulling a trailer was headed north on Kiwanis when a tan Buick turning south from 22nd Street pulled out in front of the truck. Police says…

LGBTQ Community Reacts After Film Showcasing Same-Gender Crush Goes Viral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-What started as a class project for two Florida students has become a social media sensation. A short animated film about a same-gender crush has gone viral. With nearly 20 million views on YouTube, the film is also getting attention from viewers in the Sioux empire. “The video was very heart warming, I think it’s a feeling that…

Back-To-School: Choosing A Pack That Won’t Break Your Back

With school starting up in less than a month, it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. Backpacks are probably the most expensive items on the list, but one Sioux Falls Chiropractor says you typically get what you pay for. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has tips on how to find one that fits properly, and how to wear it correctly. High School…

FULL STORY: After Recent Complaints, Police Remind Haulers To Secure Their Loads

Police are reminding residents and hauling companies to secure their loads while driving after receiving recent complaints in Sioux Falls. They say if they catch you improperly hauling trash, you could drive away with a $120 citation. There may be another fine if you’re in violation at the landfill. Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill Superintendent Dustin Hansen said, “From tires…

FULL STORY: Lloyd Companies To Help City Build $43.5 Million Project In Uptown Sioux Falls

The Uptown area in downtown Sioux Falls will soon be getting a facelift. With the help of Lloyd Companies, the city plans to redevelop even more land near the entrance to Falls Park. It comes with a $43.5 million price tag. It’s been more than a decade since the area near 2nd Street and Phillips Avenue served as a salvage…

FULL STORY: Sioux Falls Woman Shares ‘Bad Feeling’ About Suspicious Man At Empire Mall

Facebook Posts About Several Encounters Going Viral

Several people are sharing the same warning to others on Facebook. The posts describe encounters with what appears to the be the same man hanging out in and around the Empire Mall. Both strange and scary, the posts are now going viral. “I had a really, really bad feeling about it.” Taelyn Phillips says she was at the Empire Mall…

Midco Aquatic Center Hosting Division I Championships In 2018

IUPUI's Departure From Summit League Brings Event To Sioux Falls

The Midco Aquatic Center announced Thursday that it will be hosting its first Division I event as early as next year. The men and women’s Summit League Swimming & Diving Championships will take place in Sioux Falls on Feb. 14-18. Before the Midco Aquatic Center was even built, city officials dreamed of hosting a Division I event there. “You spend…