Anndrea Anderson

One Killed, Two With Life-Threatening Injuries in Yankton Crash

LESTERVILLE, S.D. –  One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville. Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 1983 Ford Mustang was westbound on 430th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went…

28-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash Near Delmont

DELMONT, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Delmont. The name of the person involved has not yet been released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2001 Ford Explorer was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the male driver, 28, lost control. The vehicle eventually rolled several…

Prosecutors Say Murder Suspect Attempted to Leave the State, Woman Charged as Accessory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police and prosecutors are still putting together the pieces of what happened at the Falls Park Farmers Market Sunday night. Abraham Darsaw, 24, has been charged with grand theft, aggravated assault, manslaughter and second degree murder. Police say he shot two people over “bad blood,” killing one of them. The surviving victim is recovering in the…

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funding for Vineyard Fire Burning Near Hot Springs

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota. FEMA Regional Administrator Lee K. dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request earlier today and…

Fewer Fatalities, DUI’s During 2018 Sturgis Rally

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Saturday August 11, 2018 Item Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date DUI Arrests 98 38 136 150 Misd Drug Arrests 90 60 150 149 Felony Drug Arrests 40 24 64 42 Total Citations 451 422 873 970 Total Warnings 2,015 1,403 3,418 3,395 Cash Seized…

Milbank Man Identified in Fatal One-Vehicle Crash

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Milbank man killed in one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 in Codington County. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Robert Gerriets was killed in the crash Tuesday afternoon. The Patrol says he was driving a car that went into the median and crashed into a pillar supporting an overpass north…

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Sip-N-Cycle Releases Statement Following DWI Crash

UPDATE 8/5/18: Sip-N-Cycle Sioux Falls has released a statement following a crash on Saturday night that sent several patrons to the hospital: “We pride ourselves on offering a unique and fun way to see downtown. Unfortunately, last night a drunk driver reminded us of how quickly something awful can happen to innocent people. Our thoughts are with our riders who…

Mitchell City Council to Hear $19M Lake Clean Up Proposal

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A committee plans to present a $19 million proposal to clean up Lake Mitchell, which has had water quality issues for decades. The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee will present the plan to the Mitchell City Council on Monday. The committee evaluated consultant Fyra Engineering’s recommendations to get the lake’s phosphorus levels back to a healthy state….

Concerns Grow Over 3D Printed Weapons

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 3D printers are soaring in popularity. The technology allows basically anyone to print almost anything, but there are growing concerns about people making their own dangerous weapons. Attorneys General from eight different states are asking a judge to block a Texas man from releasing instructions online on how to 3D print guns. The website, Defense Distributed,…

Name Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash

ZELL, S.D. – An Indiana man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell. Joseph Finck of Griffith, IN, was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when it drifted off the road and entered the north ditch. The 55-year-old driver was wearing a helmet, but the investigation…

Shark Week in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s Shark Week, and while South Dakota is thousands of miles from the ocean, aquatic animals are not as foreign to the state as we may think. About 70 to 115 million years ago, the state of South Dakota was once covered by an inland sea that brought all sorts of aquatic life to this area,…

Speed Limit Change Coming to Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – People driving in and out of Harrisburg may notice some changes to their commute soon. The speed limit on Cliff Avenue will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour between Willow Street and Prospect Street. The change takes effect next Monday, July 30th. The reduction was recommended by the Harrisburg Planning and…