Rebecca David

South Dakota Ranks #2 For Distracted Driving Accidents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- We told you last Friday about a driver who drove off the roadway, hit a tree and flipped her car because she was driving and eating an ice cream frosty at the same time.  So, we searched and found out what other distractions can lead to crashes. “Doesn’t take very long; a split second anything can happen,…

Sioux Falls School Board Nominations Open

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  If you have ever thought about running for the Sioux Falls school board now might be your chance. There are currently five members on the board, but board member Doug Morrison’s seat will open up in July when his term expires. Morrison has not announced whether he will rerun. Nomination petitions are now open. Interested candidates must…

Former Baltic Cook’s Recipe Brings Community Together

Courtesy: Kristin Nedved   BALTIC, S.D. – With chicken, noodles, beans, beef, and the secret ingredient of love, the Baltic Fire Department has found the recipe for bringing the community together. “We talked to one of the old school cooks and got kind of a recipe for mass quantities of soup, “says Chief Michael Koopman of the Baltic Fire Department….

Homicide Investigation Launched After Stabbing Victim Dies of Injuries

Brady Richard Holter, 25, has been arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and 1st degree Manslaughter

UPDATE: “The Sioux Falls Police Department is saddened to report that the victim in the case has died as a result of the injuries sustained during this incident.” The continued investigation by the Sioux Falls Police Department has led to the arrest of Brady Richard Holter a 25 year old Sioux Falls resident. Holter has been arrested for 2nd Degree…

Organization Collects 941 Toys for Toy Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A nonprofit is hoping to bring more joy and toys into kids’ lives with a little bit of help from the community. Since 8 o’clock on Saturday morning, volunteers have been sorting through new toys, books and gently used toys that were donated to the Toy Lending Library. The organization says the need for toys has increased…

Number of Female Highway Patrol Troopers Increasing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The number of women interested in joining the Highway Patrol is doubling thanks to the agency’s women’s recruiting seminars. “I think that the public sometimes is surprised when they see me come up to the car, “says Highway Patrol Trooper Tori Bjorke as she smiles. Bjorke has been a trooper for four months now and sometimes that…

Homeowner Picking Up The Pieces After Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Sioux Falls man is picking up the pieces after part of his house burned down this weekend. He learned about the fire while he was coming back from vacation a thousand miles away. His neighbors are still in shock over what they saw this weekend. On Sunday, around 5:30 p.m. fire crews responded to 3700 S…

Augustana University Honors the Life of Frederick Douglass for Black History Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-   Frederick Douglas is among many of the African American pioneers who are celebrated during Black History Month. In honor of the month, Augustana University opened their doors to the public to hear the story of Douglass’s life and legacy. “We are part of society tremendously just way more than slavery, “says Augustana University Director of Diversity…

Witness Who Dialed 911 Recounts Deadly Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  An early morning crash in central Sioux Falls left one teenager dead and two other people injured.  Police say one car crashed, but another car also driven by a teenager was involved. According to police speeding and drugs were a factor in the early morning crash that involved three juveniles. At around 4 a.m. police arrived at 22nd…

Police Say Cleaning Up Residential Graffiti Falls On Homeowners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  By now you have probably seen the photos of the neighborhood near Sertoma Avenue that was vandalized over the weekend. Police say it’s a problem more residents might run into. “Now that the warm weather is here we are starting to see more of that graffiti, but it’s not really concentrated on one certain area.  It happens…

Neighborhood Vandalized Near Sertoma Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls residents in the area of Sertoma Avenue near Roosevelt High School found some of their homes vandalized over the weekend.  One home had “war is coming” spray painted on the fence.  A resident who did not want to talk on camera said this is something that’s been happening off and on. Police were called to…

Big Road Construction Projects Planned For 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls officials are gearing up to spend even more money than last year on road construction. Crews plan to make improvements across the city. One of the biggest projects is near the Empire Mall. Drivers will soon see orange cones and road construction crews all over Sioux Falls. One of the city’s biggest upcoming projects…

Decades of Love and Still Going Strong

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- All across the world, many couples are celebrating Valentine’s Day; but every day is Valentine’s Day for a few special couples in the Sioux empire. Here at Washington Crossing Senior home, they may be no Valentine’s Day decorations, but for these three couples, each day they are together is valentines. For Beryl and Dick Olson, their love story…

Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Love is in the air and in many stores in the Sioux Empire. As Valentine’s Day approaches, flower shops are busy working to keep their customers happy. It’s been a busier Monday than usual at Flowerama in western Sioux Falls, but that isn’t a surprise to owner Chuck Kuntze. “It’s Valentine’s time, it’s supposed to be busy,”…