Crime

Former Custer City Official Sentenced For Child Sex Crimes

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - A former Custer city official has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for child sex crimes. Former planning administrator Scott Simianer was accused of inappropriately touching a pre-teenage girl and taking pornographic photos of her…

16 Busted in Illegal Bird Trafficking Sting

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Federal authorities in South Dakota are preparing to announce more charges stemming from a two-year undercover investigation into the illegal trafficking of eagle parts. U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler will hold a news conference in Rapid City…

Eliminating Disability Fraud

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced a partnership Wednesday with the U.S. Social Security Administration, to help eliminate disability fraud. The program, called the Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit, or CDI, is already implemented in 30…

Lennox Community Coping With Tuesday Murder-Suicide

LENNOX, S.D. - Police have released the name of the suspect involved in Tuesday's murder-suicide. Strong evidence is showing that 35-year-old Stephanie Hoover shot herself, along with a male and an 8-year-old boy. There are two…

NCAA Coaches Among 10 Charged With Fraud And Corruption

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California. They were among 10 people…

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Overdose Death In Lead

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - A New York state man has pleaded not guilty in a fatal overdose death in South Dakota. Authorities charged 27-year-old Derek Kenny, of Setauket, New York, after a 14-month investigation into the June 2016 death of…

Downtown Standoff Involving Parolee Ends Peacefully

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Rapid City parolee is in custody tonight after a two and a half hour long stand off ended peacefully. 43-year-old Jeremy Hoeft told police he was armed, and that he had an explosive device in…

Authorities: Escaped Minnehaha Co. Inmate Suspected In Burglaries

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. - An escaped Minnehaha County inmate is the suspect in string of burglaries in Brookings County. The Lake County Sheriff's office believes 36-year-old Kai Hansen recently stole a pickup truck from Farmer's Implement and Irrigation in Brookings.…

Police Arrest Man For Attempting To Break Into Cars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A man was arrested early this morning for attempting to break into vehicles in Sioux Falls. Police say he's likely responsible for slashing several tires as well. 22-year-old Franklin John Clairmont is charged with 2 counts…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Home Burglary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls Police are investigating a home burglary after $10,000 in property was stolen, including five guns. Police say the burglary was reported last night at a home near 4th Street and North Franklin Avenue. They…

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