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Authorities: 2 Arrested, 2 Wanted for Kidnapping, Assault

Ronald Lee WebbSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are searching for two people in connection with a kidnapping and assault. 38-year-old Ronald Lee Webb and 35-year-old Christopher Allen Yahola both have arrest warrants out. Police say the incident happened in the area of South West Avenue and West Sioux Street and involved a 38-year-old man. 56-year-old James Hanna and…

Two Sioux Falls Residents Found Dead Near Minnesota Cemetery

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MN – The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Sioux Falls residents in Chippewa County, Minnesota. The Sheriff’s Office has identified the two as Andy Edward Wilcox, 42, and Charity Grace Hoffelt, 41. The bodies of Wilcox and Hoffelt were found Sunday near the Sparta Cemetery. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Wilcox died…

Parents Beware: Health Officials Say Buy the Right Size Backpack

SIOUX FALLS, SD— As the new school year begins, one thing students need to think about is proper backpack usage. “When we look at an ideal backpack, we want to go between the small or medium-sized backpack. Just so that can limit the amount of weight that can be carried,” said Dr. Mike Clarke, HealthSource Chiropractic. “When we look at the…

“In God We Trust” to Be Present in All South Dakota Public Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The upcoming school year is just days away for some. While the focus is usually wrapped around classes and school supplies — this year is different. Four words — displayed in schools around the state — sparking a conversation around the country. Governor Kristi Noem signed a law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust”…

Jury Finds Frias Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Fatal 2018 Drug Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The jury has reached a verdict in the trial against Manuel Frias. Frias faced murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the shooting death of Samuel Crockett during a drug deal in 2018. After deliberating for nearly five hours, the jury has found Manuel Frias guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder. Frias was acquitted of…

Authorities: Young Girl Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries in Hit and Run

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – Lincoln County authorities say a young girl suffered serious life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on I-29. Authorities say the hit and run crash happened just before 3 a.m. Monday. They say the young girl was either standing or walking northbound on I-29 between the Harrisburg and Tea exit’s when she was struck by…

Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office Praises Helmet Use After Motorcyclist Collides with Deer

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says two motorcyclists avoided serious injury Saturday afternoon in a collision with a deer. A news release says the accident happened on 288th Street near Newton Hills State Park around 3:30 pm. The investigation revealed that a white Triumph motorcycle was heading eastbound and struck a deer in the roadway. The…

Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Crash

LYON COUNTY, Iowa (from Lyon County Sheriff’s Office) – The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident involving a Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy. A news release says the crash happened on K52/Hickory Avenue and 160th Street. The preliminary investigation says a Lyon County Deputy was driving a 2018 Ford Explorer Police SUV in non-emergency status on K52,…

Report: Rapid City Airport Dumped Sewage Without Permission

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – An official of Rapid City Regional Airport acknowledges the airport recently dumped sewage without permission from South Dakota regulators. The Rapid City Journal reports the airport dumped about 74,100 gallons of sewage on the northern end of its property this past week without permission of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Airport executive…

Ex-Crow Creek Tribal Chair Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux has pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the South Dakota tribe. Forty-five-year-old Brandon Sazue of Chamberlain entered his plea in federal court Friday. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons says Sazue was indicted earlier in the week and has been released on bond. Sazue is accused along with others…

Sioux Falls Police Reviewing Incident at Scene of Traffic Collision

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Police Department is reviewing what they call a “videoed encountered” with officers at the scene of a traffic accident on 41st Street and Carolyn Avenue Friday night. The video was uploaded to YouTube by an account named “James Freeman News.” The description on the channel reads: “James Freeman’s main channel dedicated to exposing…

According To A Finance Company Sioux Falls Top City For Young Professionals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Young people are flocking to Sioux Falls. “Our community is a lot more receptive and welcoming and inviting to young people,” says Mayor Paul TenHaken. One of the reasons as to why so many are making the move? According to Mayor TenHaken, it’s affordable. “Cost of living in Sioux Falls for young people compared to the…