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Tennessee Police: Tossing Drugs in Toilet Could Lead to ‘Meth-Gators’

LORETTO, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee are asking residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could lead to “meth-gators” and stoned waterfowl. The warning from the Loretto Police Department on Facebook came after a man was arrested after he allegedly tried to flush methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the police statement, flushed items end up…

Police: Speeding Trucker in Indiana Crash Kills Mother, 18-Month-Old Twins

Courtesy: Indiana State PoliceINDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Police say a semitrailer’s computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed into a line of vehicles on an Indianapolis highway, killing a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters. State police say Interstate 465 traffic was slowed for a construction zone when the crash happened Sunday. A preliminary probable…

New Clues on Why Women’s Alzheimer’s Risk Differs From Men’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) – New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in the brains of women than…

Ogala Sioux Tribe Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Ogala Sioux say they are the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize same-sex marriage. The tribal council last week approved a same-gender marriage ordinance in a 12-3 vote with one abstention. The new marriage ordinance amends marital and domestic law that has not changed on the Pine Ridge reservation since 1935. Monique “Muffie”…

Nebraska Woman Arrested, Fined for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal states Incontro chose…

Congress Questions Potential Facebook Currency

WASHINGTON (AP) – As questions surround Facebook’s plans to create a digital currency, Congress is opening two days of hearings on the heels of criticism from President Donald Trump. Federal officials have expressed concerns the digital currency Libra could be used for money laundering and terrorism financing. Facebook executive David Marcus says in testimony prepared for Tuesday that Libra “is…

Sioux Falls Man Vandalized 17 Separate Areas Downtown

Police charge 25-year-old Anthony Rainbow with intentional damage to property.

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Police caught 25-year-old Anthony Rainbow silver-handed around 5 o’clock Monday morning. But not until he had vandalized 17 separate areas all along 8th street in downtown Sioux Falls. “We had back and windows to businesses, there was some sidewalks that were sprayed, two light poles, a couple of cars and then a wall. I think a retaining wall…

An Invasive Species Has Found Its Way Into One Of South Dakota’s Most Popular Lakes

Lake Sharpe, S.D.- They latch, clog, eat and clump. According to game fish and parks, since 2015 zebra mussels have also been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Yankton and McCook Lake. Aquatic invasive species biologist BJ Schall, says, “as adults they cling to a hard surface, they can be transported from a boat or a dock or a…

Shopping Safe This Amazon Prime Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Amazon Prime Day has become somewhat of a national holiday. Shoppers are excited about saving some money, while finding some cool new gadgets. The reality, though, is that it is also a prime day for scammers. “So you’re really going to have to be very very careful,” says Jessie Schmidt with Better Business Bureau. Amazon says…

Pierre Man Charged With Abusing Infant

Pierre resident Derek Berman is facing charges of abuse or cruelty to a minor under the age of seven, and aggravated battery of an infant. The 29-year-old was arrested Saturday after a report of possible child abuse was received by Central South Dakota Communications. It was reported a two-month-old infant had received serious, life-threatening injuries consistent with that of abuse….

Local Mom Warns Against Skin Cancer Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s that time of year where more people are outside soaking in the sun. However, as the summer heat is ramping up one local woman is warning others about the dangers of the sun.  Deserae Honkamp is very careful when it comes to the sun. That’s because she was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma back in 2017.  “It’s…

USS South Dakota Honorary Motorcycle Ride

SOUTH DAKOTA- This week, motorcyclists and navy sailors will ride across South Dakota together. Ten sailors from the USS South Dakota Submarine are here to take their motorcycle to Sturgis. The bike was donated by J&L Harley during the commissioning of the USS South Dakota Submarine. It represents the Battleship South Dakota on one side and the submarine on the…

Minnehaha Dive Team Takes Training to New Levels at Covell Lake

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- About a month ago Minnehaha County Emergency Management Dive Operations responded to Covell Lake for a water rescue. Two kayakers had overturned. One was rescued; the other drowned. Saturday the dive team was back at Covell Lake, this time for training.  Training is an important part of the Minnehaha County Emergency Management Dive Operations Team. When on…

South Dakotans Deploying For Hurricane Barry

SOUTH DAKOTA- The tropical storm named Barry has made landfall in Louisiana. People there are now receiving some help from the heartland. The American Red Cross is sending three South Dakotans to help with hurricane relief efforts. Volunteers like Vicki Johns will help with support in evacuation centers for those displaced by the storm. Johns has been volunteering with the…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Applications Due Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (from SD Dept. of Public Safety) – Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in…