Crime

Feds Seek 180 Years for Iowa Coach Who Exploited 400 Boys

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for a former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen to 180 years in prison. They said that sentence…

Suspect in Falls Park Shooting Death Facing New Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man suspected of shooting and killing another man at Falls Park last August is now facing new charges. Abraham Darsaw appeared in a Minnehaha County court this morning. Darsaw is accused of having a weapon in jail. Darsaw has been jailed since last August after he was arrested in connection to a shooting at Falls…

Sioux Falls Man Found Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter in 2018 Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 29-year-old Henry Francis Little Long was found guilty in the 2018 shooting death of 40-year-old LaKendrick Thorton. Long was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after a Minnehaha County jury deliberated for two hours on Tuesday. Authorities say Long and 23-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux gave a ride to 40-year-old LaKendrick Thornton and a friend on…

Complaint: Man Went to Mall of America Intending to Kill

This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)MINNEAPOLIS – A criminal complaint says the man suspected of…

Two Inmates Placed On Escape Status

Travis Mann (left) & Matthew Weddell (right)YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Corrections authorities are looking for inmates Travis Mann and Matthew Weddell. The two inmates did not show up to their community service jobsite in Yankton on Saturday.  According to the state DOC, both men are minimum security inmates at the Yankton Community Work Center. Mann is white and…

Walz To Sign Bill Requiring Drivers To Use Hands-Free Phones

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz is about to sign into law a bill that will require Minnesota motorists to use hands-free devices when they’re driving while phoning. The bill cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday when the Senate approved compromise language 48-12. The final version dropped a provision that would have allowed for phones tucked under headware…

Yankton Man Charged with Murder Following Shooting Death

YANKTON, S.D. – A Yankton man who was shot on Saturday has died from his injuries according to the Yankton Police Department. Police say they responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound on Saturday. The man was transported to a hospital and later died at a Sioux Falls hospital. Police arrested 22-year-old Jameson Mitchell in connection…

Suspended Jail Sentence in Animal Abuse Case

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A Spink County man charged with neglecting his cows has been given a suspended jail sentence. Court documents say four dead cows were found on Rex Spear’s Ashton property in June of 2017. Spear was charged with felony animal abuse and misdemeanor animal neglect. Aberdeen News says Spear pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in an agreement…

Complaint: Suspect Sought to Fool Security Cam in North Dakota Killings

Courtesy: KVRRMANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A criminal complaint and affidavit accuses a North Dakota man of trying to deceive surveillance video and then bleaching weapons and his clothing after killing four people. Chad Isaak is charged with four counts of murder in Monday’s attack at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a town near the capital of Bismarck. All four…

Chiropractor Accused of Killing 4 at North Dakota Business

Courtesy: KVRRMANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A chiropractor suspected of killing four people at a property management business in North Dakota is due in court. Forty-four-year-old Chad Isaak is jailed after his arrest Thursday on suspicion of killing the business owner and three employees in Mandan. Authorities say he shot and stabbed the victims. Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler said authorities…

Combined Funeral Planned for 4 Co-Workers Slain in North Dakota

Courtesy: KVRRMANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A combined memorial service will be held for a North Dakota business owner and three employees found slain earlier this week. The service for Robert Fakler, William and Lois Cobb, and Adam Fuehrer will be held Tuesday morning at Bismarck Community Church. Their bodies were discovered early Monday at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan,…

AG: Drug-Related Arrests on the Rise in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Drug-related arrested continue to rise in South Dakota. In fact, State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says drug crimes have gone up almost 50 percent in the last six years. Drug arrests accounted for about 8,000 arrests in 2018. Meth and opioids are the biggest problems. The treatment organization Face It Together in Sioux Falls says the increase in…

Out and About with Kali: Week of April 1

It’s April, it’s warming up and it’s time to get back out there and explore all the region has to offer if you’ve spent the last five months in a mild form of hibernation! The Event Company’s Kali Trautman was back in again on Monday with some of the more notable events happening this week! Check out the details in…

Grand Jury Indicts Man in South Dakota Homicide

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A grand jury in South Dakota has indicted a man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her dismembered body in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The state Attorney General’s office says 45-year-old Stephen Falkenberg has been indicted on first-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder in the March 1 death of 46-year-old Tamara LaFramboise. Prosecutors say…