Rebecca David

One Person Dead in House Fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person has died in an overnight house fire. A Sioux Falls officer reported a fire on North 10th Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, they found one person inside. The fire damage spread throughout, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Housing Market in Sioux Falls Sees Shortage of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Home buyers in the Sioux empire are seeing a shortage in homes and competition among buyers continues as well. “We have a good number of buyers that are looking to purchase a home,” says Marcus Walgrave, Broker Associate for Hegg Realtors. Walgrave has been in the real estate business for about three years now. He says with the…

American Heart Association Introduces Bill to Require High Schoolers to Have CPR Skills Before Graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Even bad CPR, is still better than nothing at all, “says Jeremy Robertson, EMS Educator. Robertson has been an EMS educator for 15 years and knows during an emergency, every minute counts. “When I go to a cardiac arrest call if I see somebody doing CPR; I know that person’s chances are pretty good, but if…

Super Bowl Can Trigger Heart Attacks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a yearly tradition for football fans, to watch the two best teams in the league duke it out in one of the most anticipated games of the year and while watching, many are indulging in their favorite foods, but that consumption comes with consequences. “It is actually very important to realize that lifestyle is extremely important…

House Bill 1069 Along with Other Bills Still a Hot Topic at Legislative Coffee

It was a full house as the first legislative coffees took place Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It was a full house as the first legislative coffees took place Saturday. All eyes were on the eight state senators and representatives as they took questions from the crowd about current bills. One bill that still generated talk was House Bill 1069 which repealed Initiated Measure 22. “When we repealed it, we didn’t take that lightly….

Attempted Robbery at Booze Boys Discount Wine

Suspect Brandished Handgun, Demanded Money Before Fleeing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help after an attempted robbery took place shortly before midnight Friday. Police responded to an armed robbery at Booze Boys Discount Wine on West 12th Street and South Western Avenue.  Police say a man came into the store and demanded money after brandishing a handgun. After not…

Sudanese Man Speaks Out About Life as a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sudan is one of the seven countries named in the controversial order that suspends travelers from entering the U.S. “I have family here that they have never seen them, “says Reverend Jenina Gatnoor, a Sudanese refugee. Jenina Gatnoor is now a U.S. citizen, his journey to the U.S. started at the age of 12 when he left…

Immigration Attorney Weighs In on Travel Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  According to social services organizations, South Dakota is home to refugees from Iraq, Somalia,  and Sudan. Three countries impacted by President Trump’s travel restrictions. “All weekend long, I have been in contact with different lawyers and receiving messages from different lawyers as to how the matter is being processed,” says Immigration Attorney Henry Evans. It’s been a…

IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert of Phone Scam

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s a message the Watertown Police Department is warning people about online, a phone scam, where scammers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The callers will leave a message claiming you owe past due taxes and if you don’t hurry up and pay them you will be arrested and thrown in jail. “If people…

Pet Lost in Mobile Home Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A pet was not able to make it out of a mobile home fire early this Saturday morning. The Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 4701 West Thad Place. Firefighters were able to get the smoke and flames under control. The fire was mainly contained to one room of the house. Firefighters found the home…

Staying Safe While Shoveling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It was a sight you saw on nearly every block this morning. People shoveling their way out of the driveway, but when it comes to shoveling Dr. Christine Brandner suggests using a straight blade shovel for pushing the snow. For picking it up, she suggests using a lighter shovel. “That lightness allows you to get in there…

Car Thefts on the Rise

Remote Starters to Help Prevent Thieves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s that time of year again, where you have to preheat your car before leaving the house, but with that comes car thefts.  In 2016 the Sioux Falls Police Department says 255 cars were stolen and that number has doubled since 2014. “At least 95 percent of these stolen vehicles reports involve a car being unlocked and…

Hundreds March for Change in Sioux Falls Women’s March

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A day after president Trump was inaugurated into office a national movement began. The Women’s March on Washington impelled other states to join the movement. This morning hundreds marched across downtown Sioux Falls to support women’s rights and rights of others. “It makes me feel extremely excited that people especially in South Dakota, are banding together…

Netflix Users Beware of Scam Asking For Personal Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There’s a new phishing scam that’s targeting Netflix customers.  People are getting emails that look real, directing them to a website that also looks real. The site is asking them for their personal information. “Be very, very careful of what lands in your inbox because so much of it is a threat to you” says,  Jessie Schmidt,…