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Sturgis Rally Undercover Sex Stings Nab At Least Eight Suspects

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Court records show at least eight men were arrested in undercover sex stings during the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s the fifth straight year that state and federal law enforcement agents have conducted operations targeting people seeking sex with minors. Undercover agents use online ads and social media applications to snare suspects. The undercover sex stings…

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

UPDATE: Sioux Falls police say Brian Azure has been found and is safe.  Police gave that update just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. Brian Joseph Azure, 32, is described as 5’9”, weighing about 210 pounds with a shaved head and glasses. He was last seen…

Mall of America Celebrates 25th Anniversary

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The biggest mall in the United States is celebrating its 25th anniversary with cupcakes and party hats. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will attempt to set Guinness World Records on Friday for the most people wearing conical birthday hats and the most people simultaneously decorating cupcakes in celebration. The 5.6 million square foot (520,000 sq….

SD Transgender Facilities Debate will Continue

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A major supporter of restricting which facilities transgender students could use in South Dakota schools plans to focus on persuading lawmakers and a new governor in 2019. A major supporter of restricting which facilities transgender students could use in South Dakota schools plans to focus on persuading lawmakers and a new governor in 2019. A top…

Thune, Noem Weigh In on North Korea Situation

International diplomacy is hitting closer to home for South Dakotans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- International diplomacy is hitting closer to home for South Dakotans. Two bombers recently deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City conducted joint air drills with Japanese and South Korean forces this week. The bombers took part in the joint exercise close to the Korean peninsula Tuesday as tensions escalate amid North Korea’s continued missile tests….

Pierre Man Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Child Pornography Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Travel With Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, and Transportation, Distribution, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography. Amin Ricker, age 30, was charged by Superseding Indictment on July 11, 2017. He…

South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company Deploys to the Middle East

Fifteen Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard's 200th Engineer Company were honored during a deployment ceremony in Pierre, July 22

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Carl JohnsonSouth Dakota National Guard Public Affairs Office PIERRE, S.D. – Fifteen Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company were honored during a deployment ceremony in Pierre, July 22. Hundreds of family members, friends and community supporters assembled at the Riggs High School auditorium to say farewell to the…

House Majority Whip Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

WASHINGTON (AP) -House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, congressional officials say. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down…

UK Police Find Missing Attack Victim’s Body In River

LONDON (AP) – Police searching for a French man who has been missing since the London Bridge attack say they have recovered a body from the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police say the body was found Tuesday downstream from the bridge. The force says formal identification has not yet taken place, but Xavier Thomas’ next of kin have been informed….

Adel Toay

Digital Media Producer

Adel Toay started working at KDLT in May 2014 as a production assistant. He studied at the Art Institute of Los Angeles and South Dakota State University. This is Adel’s second time working at KDLT after he was a production assistant from 2010-2013. In 2016 he moved into the newsroom as KDLT’s Digital Media Producer. Adel is from Sioux Falls, SD…

Two Cars, Building Struck In Overnight Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Sioux Falls Police were called to the area of 11th Street and Summit Ave at around 10:15 Sunday night for reports of gunshots. When officers arrived, they were able to locate a number of shell casings. Upon further investigation, two parked cars and one building were struck by bullets. The Sioux Falls Police Department Crime Lab responded to…

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…

New Sioux Falls Fire Chief To Be Announced Friday

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will announce his recommended appointment of the new Chief of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue tomorrow. The announcement will happen at 11:30 tomorrow morning at City Hall. Former Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras is facing charges of possession of child pornography. Authorities searched his home earlier this month. As of May 2nd,…

School Called off in Armour Due to Storm Damage

Photo Courtesy: Tyler MeiersArmour, S.D. – School has been called off in Armour today because of early morning storm damage. According to Mike Gillispie with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, damage was reported in the Armour area around 8:00 Monday morning. A wind gust of over 60 MPH was also reported near Parkston. According to Armour High School…

Minnesota Measles Outbreak Grows to 54 Cases, Incident Command Team Established

This year is the state's worst outbreak since 1990

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An incident command team from the Minnesota Department of Health is overseeing a coordinated effort to stop the spread of measles, which this year is the state’s worst since 1990. The team has been meeting daily to monitor new cases, review infection control efforts and coordinate with local health officials. The outbreak has grown to 54 cases….

Miss District of Columbia Wins 2017 Miss USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss…

Koalas Now On Exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo

Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit

Courtesy: The Great Plains ZooSIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Visitors can now add cute Koalas to the list of more than 1,000 animals that they can enjoy this summer at the Great Plains Zoo. Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit, now open through Labor Day. The Koalas can be viewed daily, free with…