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Corsica-Stickney Student In Custody After Threat Of Gun Violence

CORSICA – A 15-year-old student is in custody as authorities investigate what they’re calling a “threat of gun violence” at Corsica-Stickney High School. Aurora County Sheriff David Fink said the student sent text messages and pictures to two other people, who then contacted authorities around 8 p.m. Sunday. Fink said the student was taken into detention at home and there…

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (From South Dakota Highway Patrol) – A 19-year-old Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died in a three-vehicle crash Thursday night west of Sioux Falls, A 2004 Honda CR-V was westbound on South Dakota Highway 42 and was preparing to make a left-hand turn onto 454th Avenue. The vehicle was struck from behind…

$50,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Volga

(From South Dakota Lottery:) One lucky South Dakotan was able to spring forward with a $50,000 prize after the South Dakota Lottery’s Saturday drawings. The winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Casey’s General Store on Hansina Avenue in Volga. The winner matched four of the five winning numbers, plus the Powerball to claim the game’s third prize. The winning…

Three Killed in Saturday Crash South of Parkston

PARKSTON, S.D. – Three people died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Parkston. Names of the people involved are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. A 2006 Chevrolet Impala was northbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went across the center line…

SF Woman Searching for Life-Saving Stranger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Car accidents happen every day, and a Sioux Falls woman who survived a crash with the help of a stranger is trying endlessly to get the word out about her accident. She’s hoping to find her possible guardian angel. Hundreds of thousands of cars drive along I-229 daily, but during December 2013 one Sioux Falls resident’s route…

1 Killed, 3 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash

Cause of car wreck is under investigation

South Dakota Highway Patrol is on the scene of a deadly car crash about 20 miles west of Sioux Falls. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 42 near Humboldt.  Details are limited.  Three vehicles were involved.  One person was killed in the crash.  Another has serious, life-threatening injuries.  Two people have minor injuries.  Ages of the crash victims…

Local Special Olympics Swimmer Trains Year Round, Prepping for USA Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone but in a few months there’s another set of Olympic games being held- the Special Olympics USA Games. 27-year-old John McHale has been swimming since he was 3 years old. These days, he trains 3 times a week year-round. Special Olympics offers a variety of sports and right now…

Police Say They’re Getting Close to Arrest in Murder of 93-year-old Sioux Falls Grandmother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If there was something Clara Olson loved, it was coffee. She loved to grab a warm cup with her friends. “She was just that kind of person and through the interviews with all her friends, they all said the same thing,” said detective Mike Webb of the Sioux Falls Police Department. “She was the sweetest person…

Full House to Address Nightclub Noise Complaint

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Recent noise complaints have impacted live music at a popular Sioux Falls nightclub. Violations have led to a couple concerts being cancelled over the last few weeks. Owners are working to comply with the city. They’ve added insulation to their building to reduce the noise, and live music at the venue has resumed, but some believe…

Snow Days Mean Big Business for Day Cares

SIOUX FALLS, S.D . – As soon as they hear the news, it’s all hands on deck. “I got ahold of my director and said, ‘start calling staff,’” said Lori Johnson, the owner of Gimme-A-Beak. Snow days mean “no school days.” Rhis can be stressful for parents.  Now, these parents have to find someone to watch their children while they’re at…

National Weather Service and Department of Transportation Stay Busy With Winter Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “If you don’t have to go anywhere today, stay home,” said Craig Smith from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is running an all-hands-on deck operation for the wacky weather. The team is keeping their eyes glued to monitors. They’re tracking road closures and helping schools decide if they…

Sections of Interstates in Sioux Falls Area Still Open

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It’s a dangerous night to be on the roads.  No travel is advised in most of the Sioux Empire. The South Dakota Department of Transportation closed down portions of both interstates.  I-90 is closed from Murdo to the Marion Road exit in Sioux Falls.  I-29 is closed, for the most part, from the North Dakota border…

For Fans, Summit League Tournament is a Tradition, Snow or Shine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thousands of people are in Sioux Falls this week for the Summit League college basketball tournament, many travelling from out-of-town to catch the games at the Denny. “I came yesterday because of the weather, yeah,” said Bonnie Richter, a USD Coyote fan from Redfield, South Dakota. Like many other summit league fans, Bonnie Richter’s plans were…

SDSU Student Facing Terrorist Threat Charge

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Brookings police arrested a South Dakota State student on multiple charges after students say he made comments about shooting up a school. 19-year-old SDSU student Alexander Peterson was arrested on a terrorist threat charge for comments he made to other students. On February 28, the Residential Housing Director at SDSU contacted police. Students informed officials that Peterson…