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South Dakota Swimmers Rescue Diver Who Lost Consciousness

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a teenager was rescued by other swimmers when he lost consciousness after diving off a popular waterfall in the Black Hills. The incident happened Thursday afternoon at Hippy Hole. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department says the teen was attempting a backflip off the rocks when he hit the water face-first and lost consciousness….

Jackley Issues Caution About Tobacco Settlement Money Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley is cautioning South Dakota residents about what he says are deceptive advertisements regarding a nearly 20-year-old settlement with tobacco companies. In 1998, the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was signed by the four largest U.S. tobacco companies, 46 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. It resolved several lawsuits against the tobacco…

Man Dies After Tractor Struck By Semitrailer In Central Iowa

PATON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a central Iowa man died after his tractor was struck by a semitrailer. The accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in rural Greene County. The Iowa State Patrol says 47-year-old Patrick Fields was driving east when his tractor was struck from the rear. The tractor rolled atop Fields in a roadside ditch. Fields was…

Sheriff: ‘Multiple Fatalities’ In Florida Shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities in Florida say there are “multiple fatalities” following a shooting in an industrial area near Orlando. On its official Twitter account Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the “situation” has been contained. Officials say they’ll provide an update as soon as the “info is accurate.” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demmings is…

South Dakota Farmers Dealing With Cold Temps, Dry Soil

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in South Dakota are dealing with cold weather and continued dry conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says below normal temperatures continued for many areas of the state during the week ending Sunday, and patchy frost was reported in central counties as temperatures fell below freezing Wednesday morning. Soil continued to dry out as…

The Latest: Trump Condemns ‘Evil Losers’ In UK Concert Blast

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) – President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, condemning the “evil losers” behind the blast. Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set…

School To Resume As Normal After Social Media Threat

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Washington High School is to resume normal scheduled hours after a threat was posted on social media over the weekend. The student responsible for the social media threat has been identified and interview by the Sioux Falls Police. Authorities believe the threat is no longer valid. A sophomore at Washington High School says, “I didn’t hear…

Masked Suspect Robs Sioux Falls Business

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department responded to a robbery at a business near 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue early Monday morning. Police say a person in a mask went inside the business, displayed a weapon and demanded money. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is…

Ag Secretary Perdue Touts Veterans’ Programs In South Dakota

Photo Courtesy of APELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota to discuss his department’s initiatives for bringing veterans into agriculture. Perdue will be joined at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday by U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. They’ll hold a listening session with veterans,…

Former US Marshal Sentenced To 7 Years For Child Pornography

Photo courtesy of KVRRFARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a child pornography charge. Thirty-year-old Michael Rivera, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in January to receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. The case was handled by the U.S. attorney’s office from South Dakota after…

Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell Has Died At Age 52

Danny Moloshok / ReutersAccording to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it….

Democrats To Use Grant For Interns, Grassroots Organizers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Democratic Party says it will use a $10,000 grant to hire summer interns and organizers in tribal communities. The party said Wednesday that the money came from the Democratic National Committee. It will go toward two paid internships through the summer and hiring seven grassroots organizers in tribal areas around the state….