Crime

Minnesota Man Accused Of Repeatedly Punching Newborn

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. (AP) - A Little Canada man is accused of severely injuring his newborn son by repeatedly punching the crying 4-week-old child in the face. 23-year-old Johnny Taylor is charged with first-degree assault for assaulting his child. The…

Suspended USD Football Player Arrested On New Rape Charge

VERMILLION, S.D. - A University of South Dakota football player who was arrested for attempted second-degree rape and later released is back in custody on a new rape charge. Officials confirm that Dale Williamson Jr. turned himself in after an…

Colorado Man Facing Marijuana Charges In Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Northwest Iowa authorities say they arrested a Colorado man with 77 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Court records say 34-year-old Darrel Wait, of Thornton, Colorado, is charged with two counts of possession of a…

3 Defendants Sentenced For Roles In Casino Blackjack Scheme

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - Federal authorities say three people have been sentenced for their roles in a blackjack scheme that involved the theft of about $10,000 from a northeast South Dakota casino. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler's office says 44-year-old Lito…

Police: Construction site thefts on the rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Empire construction company is warning other businesses, after their trailer and almost all the tools inside of it were stolen. The incident happened last week, police say as the area grows, that means more construction…

Police Investigating Sioux Falls Apartment Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night at a West Sioux Falls apartment complex. Police say an 18-year-old man was grabbing something from his vehicle at an apartment located on the 700 block…

Supreme Court Uphold Fatal Aberdeen Stabbing Conviction

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Aberdeen. The high court unanimously affirmed both the conviction and the sentence for John Eric Hemminger. Attorney General…

USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls says he is "horribly sorry" and that he prays "for forgiveness every day." Dr. Larry Nassar entered his…

Nine People Arrested On Drug Charges After Multiple Tips

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police arrested nine people after tips of possible drug transactions were taking place a duplex. Police served the search warrant Monday morning for two halves of a duplex located in Southern Sioux Falls. In…

Kyle Woman Sentenced For Murder In 2-Year-Old Boy's Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Kyle woman has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for killing a 2-year-old boy she was raising in 2015. Forty-four-year-old Lori Wisecarver earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of…

Police Arrest Minor For Threat That Closed Iowa High School

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) - Police have arrested a minor in connection with social media threats that caused an Iowa high school to cancel classes Friday. The North Liberty Police Department said the person responsible for anonymous Instagram messages that…

Iowa Mother Pleads Not Guilty In 2016 Death Of Toddler

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) - The mother of a 17-month-old girl charged in her death has pleaded not guilty. Court records show that 29-year-old Ambrashia Chrzan entered a written plea Thursday in Washington County District Court. She is charged with child…

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