Crime

Dell Rapids Man Found Not Guilty of Murder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A jury found Alex Wittenberg, 24-year-old Dell Rapids man, not guilty of killing his off-and-on girlfriend’s estranged husband, Jon Puttmann. Family members of both the defendant and the victim, including Jamie Puttmann, filled the courtroom Tuesday night…

Jury Deliberating Murder Case

On Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments to the jury at the Minnehaha Courthouse. Alex Wittenberg is facing one count of second degree murder and three counts of manslaughter for the fatal November 2016 Dell Rapids…

Murder Suspect Takes The Stand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Alex Wittenberg took the stand on Monday. The then-23-year-old Dell Rapids man is on trial for second degree murder and manslaughter for a November 2016 shooting, but his…

Teen Arrested In Fatal Sioux City Stabbings

SIOUX CITY, I.A. - Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old accused of stabbing two people to death in Sioux City last weekend. Police say Tran Walker, of Sioux City, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He's…

Mall Of America Slasher Says Islamic State Inspired Attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 20-year-old Minneapolis man accused of attacking two brothers at the Mall of American says he was inspired by the Islamic State group. Mahad Abdirahman has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault for the November…

Sentencing Set For Dakota Access Protester In Shooting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A judge has scheduled a May 31 sentencing for a Denver woman who pleaded guilty in a shooting during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Thirty-eight-year-old Red Fawn Fallis could face up…

Man Caught In 2014 Sturgis Sex Trafficking Sting Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Canadian man arrested during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison. Thirty-five-year-old Alexandros Thymaras was accused of trying to arrange for…

Iowa Mom Gets 3 Life Sentences In Girl's Starvation Death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman convicted of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter has been given three life sentences. The sentences were handed down Friday to 43-year-old Nicole Finn of Des Moines. She was…

Man Caught With 17,000 Child Porn Photos, Videos Sentenced

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man caught with more than 17,000 photos and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Scott Dyson was indicted in October 2016 and pleaded guilty…

Driver Flees On Foot After Crashing Into Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are searching for a suspect after a car vs. building crash on South Sertoma Avenue in Sioux Falls. Police received the initial call just after 2AM on Friday morning. A witness told police that they…

Prosecution Rests in Alex Wittenberg Trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The prosecution rested on Thursday in the Alex Wittenberg trial. KDLT has been following the trial of the Dell Rapids man that's accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's estranged husband, Jon Puttmann in November 2016. You can…

Woman Charged With DUI In Wednesday's Car Vs Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman has been charged after a car vs building accident on Wednesday morning. 26-year-old Ashley Brower was been charged with her first DUI, reckless driving, driving without a valid license and failure to…

Texas Woman Gets 10-Year Term For Fatal Iowa Crash

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Texas woman has been imprisoned for causing a fatal crash in eastern Iowa. Court records say 58-year-old Lauria Kelly was given a 10-year sentence at a hearing Wednesday in Davenport. Kelly had been found guilty…

Nebraska Man Arrested In Iowa Charged With Kidnapping

RENWICK, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities have arrested a Nebraska man accused of kidnapping a woman. Court records say 36-year-old Valentin Velez, of La Vista, Nebraska, is charged with kidnapping in Humboldt County. His attorney didn't immediately return a call…

Volga Famer Convicted Of Disturbing Protected Wetlands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An eastern South Dakota farmer faces up to six months in prison and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of disturbing protected wetlands. A federal jury recently convicted 61-year-old Kevin Mast of Volga, following a…

Former Iowa Teacher Gets 6 Years In Student Sex Case

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) - A former teacher in the North Polk Community School District has been sentenced for having a sexual relationship with a teenage student. Court records show Kevin Muehlenthaler, of Ames, was given six years in prison at…

35-Year-Old Man Charged With Rape, Sexual Contact With Minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Pukwana man is facing rape and sexual contact charges in Minnehaha County. Court documents say the victim was only six years old at the time. 35-year-old Craig Rosenberger was taken into custody yesterday afternoon, however,…

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