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South Dakota Schools Experiencing School Bus Driver Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some are calling it a “crisis.” School starts this week, yet many area districts are experiencing a school bus driver shortage. In Sioux Falls, school starts on Thursday and the district is still 20 drivers short. Smaller school districts are feeling the effects also, since it’s so challenging to get bus drivers on board. Many school…

Investigating Missing Persons Cases in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota authorities investigate anywhere from 35 to 55 active missing persons cases at any given time. Rarely do the reports turn into full blown investigations like the Mollie Tibbetts case. “Sometimes people just need time by themselves. Usually it’s those cases and it’s once we get a hold of the people they say, ‘Yeah, we’re…

Broadband Access Expands In Rural South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota has a low population density. Actually, three quarters of South Dakota is rural.  Sometimes rural communities miss out on the latest tech, but according to a new report, it turns out South Dakota is doing well. Welcome to Jennifer Reecy’s office. There’s always work to be done online. “I’m able to utilize the cloud technology,…

Canton Volunteer Fire Dept. Prepares for Answering the Call

CANTON, S.D. — For many people the workday ends at 5 o’clock. However, for some they also work in extreme cases outside of their full time jobs, and are called upon at a second’s notice. KDLT goes to Canton where the volunteer fire department prepares for those moments. For the 28 members of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department monthly training is…

Hitting The Books And Hitting The Road

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  24,000 students in Sioux Falls start school on Thursday and it’s crucial that drivers follow school zone rules. “Safety is the number one priority in the Sioux Falls School District. While we take many precautions in protecting our students, one of the simplest things we can do this week as a community is just slow down,”…

One Killed, Two With Life-Threatening Injuries in Yankton Crash

LESTERVILLE, S.D. –  One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville. Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 1983 Ford Mustang was westbound on 430th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went…

28-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash Near Delmont

DELMONT, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Delmont. The name of the person involved has not yet been released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2001 Ford Explorer was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the male driver, 28, lost control. The vehicle eventually rolled several…

Beyond Backpacks: 6,000 Backpacks Going To Children In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s almost back to school, and with it comes a list of school supplies that just seems to get longer every year. However, not every family can afford the price tag that comes with brand new backpacks. Now, student-athletes, retirees, and friendly neighbors are lining up to help. It’s a busy Friday here at the Banquet….

Alex Lingor’s Parents Agree to Plea Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Joseph and Vicki Lingor and the State of South Dakota have agreed to a plea deal. On Thursday, a Minnehaha County judge sentenced the two for their involvement in their son Alex’s crimes. Alex is finishing up 65 days behind bars, with 15 years of probation. That’s for his role in a fatal car collision on…

KKK Fliers Circulating Around Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Ku Klux Klan pamphlets are circulating around Sioux Falls. They showed up a couple weeks ago and many residents have posted to Facebook about their concerns after finding them. Sioux Falls Police say they’ve also received several reports of these pamphlets. The papers are for the Loyal White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan. Inside is info about…

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

Trial set for South Dakota men in fatal Nebraska ATV crash

A September 11th trial start has been scheduled for a South Dakota man and his father on charges stemming from the death of a 21-year-old woman after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska. Cedar County District Court records say 26-year-old Derrik Nelson pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges. The June 29 crash last year…

SF City Council Recommends Consultant Studies Falls Park Safety

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Safety at Falls Park continues to be a hot topic. City councilors have already approved building a new viewing platform, but several other suggestions have been made to make the park safer from fences to more signs. Now an outside party could weigh in. City council members unanimously made a recommendation at Tuesday’s city council meeting…

Prosecutors Say Murder Suspect Attempted to Leave the State, Woman Charged as Accessory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police and prosecutors are still putting together the pieces of what happened at the Falls Park Farmers Market Sunday night. Abraham Darsaw, 24, has been charged with grand theft, aggravated assault, manslaughter and second degree murder. Police say he shot two people over “bad blood,” killing one of them. The surviving victim is recovering in the…

Police: 18-Year-Old Arrested on Accessory Charges in Fatal Shooting Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old girl on accessory charges in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday. Authorities say in a joint effort between the Sioux Falls Area Fugitive Task Force and SFPD, they were able to locate and arrest 24-year-old Abraham Darsaw Monday evening without incident in the 1200 block of North Prairie Avenue. Darsaw…