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Vikings Win 50th Game Of The Season And Remain Unbeaten With 6-5 Victory

CARY, N.C.  —   Augustana’s 50th win of the 2018 season was their wildest, and most important, one of them all. Fueled by mistakes by top seed Florida Southern, the Vikings built a 5-0 lead through two innings and held off the Mocs rally to win 6-5 at the College World Series on Sunday night in Cary, North Carolina. Augustana (50-9)…

Custer Authorities Investigating Vandalism to Popular Black Hills “Poet’s Table”

CUSTER, S.D. – The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer State Park law enforcement were notified Sunday morning about social media posts regarding Poet’s Table being damaged and stolen. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon the suspects have been identified. However a few hours later, the agency reported the suspects had not yet been identified, and apologized for…

Prosecution Says Alcohol Was a Factor In Fatal Hit-And-Run

CANTON, S.D. – A mourning family is beginning to get answers. Authorities arrested Christian Dixon, a 21-year-old Sioux Falls man, after a 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs was killed in a hit-and-run Wednesday night near Worthing. Dixon appeared in court for the first time to face first degree manslaughter charges.  KDLT’s Allison Royal was in the Lincoln County courtroom on Friday afternoon. Dixon…

Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 21-year-old Sioux Falls resident Christian Dixon made his first court appearance on Friday. He is being charged in the fatal hit-and-run that killed 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs from Worthing. A prosecutor for the state said that Dixon admitted to consuming alcohol before entering his truck on Wednesday. Dixon is facing a class c felony charge with no…

State Pays $1.5 Million in Closure to 2015 Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A nearly three-year long legal battle involving a former South Dakota DCI agent appears to be over. The ex-agent says she was supposed to be paid more than one million dollars last month, but it didn’t come until Wednesday. Former agent Laura Kaiser was owed more than $1.5 million dollars from a 2015 lawsuit she filed against…

UPDATE: Arrest Made In Fatal Hit-And-Run

WORTHING, S.D. – UPDATE 6:25 P.M. A suspect is in custody after a 34-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run Wednesday night near in Worthing. Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says Christian Dixon, 21, of Sioux Falls, was arrested late Thursday afternoon on first degree manslaughter charges. Authorities say the suspect vehicle, a 1999 Chevy Silverado, was located in southwest…

Authorities Ask for Public’s Help Locating Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Rear view mirror of suspected vehicleLINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run last night. Authorities say at around 7:45 p.m., 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs was walking on 473rd Avenue between 278th and 279th just north of Worthing. They say she was…

Someone You Should Know: The Man Behind the Murals

PARKER, S.D. — If you’ve been to a high school gym in South Dakota you’ve likely seen murals showcasing school mascots. But a couple dozen of them from Sioux Falls to Brookings and beyond all come from the same artist. In this week’s Someone You Should Know we introduce you to the man behind the murals. What started as a request…

Bringing Home Bella

ODESSA, M.N. – Sometimes heartbreaking news can tear a community apart. However, one small town is coming together to prove they’re stronger than ever when one of their own is struggling. KDLT’s Allison Royal tells us how after months away from home, a five-year-old Minnesota girl is getting a special “welcome home.” Pink balloons and ribbons decorate the small but…

Summit League Headquarters to Move in to Sanford Sports Complex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A major announcement today from NCAA mid-major conference. The Summit League is moving its headquarters to Sioux Falls. The conference is home to several USD and SDSU athletic programs. Today’s announcement is the latest chapter in a growing relationship between the summit league and Sioux Falls. “It makes perfect sense for them to bring their whole…

New Migraine Medicine Coming to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, there could relief coming soon. A new treatment was recently approved by the FDA for migraine prevention. The drug is said to reduce the pain, frequency and duration of the severe headaches. Nearly 39 million American’s suffer from migraines, but with Aimovig recently being approved there’s hope. “I…

Missing Juveniles Found at Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two young boys who were reported missing in Sioux Falls have been found safe. Police confirm Trevor Alford, 12, and Adreeyan Bennett-Pelaez, 11, were located Tuesday afternoon at Falls Park. Trevor and Adrian were reported missing Monday after failing to return home from Lowell Elementary School, where they are both in the fifth grade. Sioux Falls…

Kansas Meth Dealer Arrested in Sioux Falls Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Kansas man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after being arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in South Dakota. Authorities say they learned that 36-year-old Justin Morales was selling meth in early 2016. During a drug transaction with a cooperating witness, Morales said he was selling…

Log Cabin Bar Reopens With New Owner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Earlier this year, the Log Cabin bar faced closure after the owner passed away. PREVIOUS STORY: http://www.kdlt.com/2018/05/13/log-cabin-reopen/ Dusty Foltz worked to get the bar back open, and succeeded. Foltz got the green light on Friday and opened that same afternoon. He wants everyone to know that he hasn’t made changes to the dive bar, he says…

Wagner Police Ask For Public’s Help in Vandalism Investigation

WAGNER, S.D. – The Wagner Police Department is asking for assistance in a vandalism case. Police are asking for any help identifying the people responsible for spray painting vulgar and profane words outside of the pool building. Police say the vandalism happened sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department…