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Dangers of Vaping For Minors?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Vaping continues to be a concern with parents around the country. Now the Sioux Falls School District is getting in on the conversation — with a town hall planned later this month. Just last week, South Dakota health officials confirmed the state’s first two vaping-relate illness, adding to the nearly 400 cases seen nationwide. Molly Satter,…

Sanford International Launches App for Spectators

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford International officials are expected thousands of people to attend this week and to make navigating the grounds easier, they launched their own app. The Sanford International app is free and you can use it to keep up with tee times, the leader board, concessions, and parking. You can also see your distance from popular spots…

Saturday: 5th Annual Step Up for Heroes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – KDLT is teaming up again with Sioux Falls firefighters to remember those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Step Up for Heroes participants walk up and down the stairs at Howard Wood Field eleven times. That equals the 110 flights of stairs in the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. The event starts…

Colt Suspends Production of AR-15 for Civilian Market

In this Thursday, July 26, 2012 file photo, an AR-15 style rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15. Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, says it is…

Walgreens, Google Affiliate to Test Drone Deliveries

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered. Snacks like Goldfish Crackers or gummi bears as well as aspirin for sick kids will be delivered starting next month in Christiansburg, Virginia, by a 10-pound drone flying as fast as 70 miles per hour, the companies said Thursday….

Facebook CEO Visits Washington Amid Push for Tech Oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Washington to discuss potential regulation of the tech industry with lawmakers, particularly when it comes to the collection of users’ personal data on their platforms. Congress has been debating a privacy law that could curtail the ability of companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to collect and make money off…

Key Senate Panel Approving $250 Million for Election Security

WASHINGTON (AP) – A key Senate panel is approving $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for impeding separate election security legislation. The Kentucky Republican announced Thursday in a floor speech in advance of an Appropriations Committee vote that he would support…

West Central Hosts ‘Mock Funeral,’ Warns Students of Distracted Driving

HARTFORD, S.D. – Students at West Central High School saw first-hand the damage distracted driving can cause. A fatal crash scene was set up in the parking lot of the school. Six students were involved in the simulated crash. Students then filed into the gym, where the school held a ‘mock funeral.’ Even though the crash was staged, it still…

I-29 Remains Open in Iowa, Nebraska Despite Missouri River Flooding

1/5 Vehicles drive on Interstate 29 near Honey Creek, Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, past flooded fields from the swollen Missouri River. The Iowa Department of Transportation warned drivers that if the river continues to rise they might have to close a portion of Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Rising…

From DNA, Scientists Create Skull of Neanderthal Cousin

This image provided by Hebrew University in Jerusalem shows a statue reconstruction of a juvenile female Denisovan based on a skeletal profile reconstructed from ancient DNA methylation maps. Scientists say they’ve recreated a skull and some other features of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA. The genetic material came from the finger bone of a female…

Airbnb Says it Will Go Public in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) – Home-sharing company Airbnb Inc. says it plans to go public in 2020. It’s a long-awaited move for the company, which was founded in 2008 in San Francisco. Airbnb is one of the largest home-sharing platforms. It has more than 7 million listings in 100,000 cities worldwide. Airbnb said earlier this week it made $1 billion in…

Iowa Judge Orders Jury to Resume Work on 1992 Murder Case

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) – A judge has ordered a jury to return to deliberations Thursday about an Iowa woman accused of killing of her former boyfriend in 1992. The Muscatine Journal reports that the jury leader told the judge Wednesday that the jury was having difficulty reaching a unanimous verdict in the murder case against Annette Cahill. Prosecutors say she…