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Augustana University Holds Forum To Discuss NFL Controversy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Controversy within the NFL started more than a year ago, when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem instead of standing. The move has sparked some to follow suit, and others to lash out. A discussion Thursday night at Augustana University aimed to bring people on both sides of this argument together. “You hear…

Full Story: Iowa Teacher Facing 140 Counts Of Inappropriate Conduct

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – An Iowa elementary teacher is facing 140 counts of inappropriate conduct with students. Police first arrested 35-year-old Curtis Van Dam at the end of October on two counts; lascivious conduct with minor and lascivious acts with a child. Now, Sioux Center Police are discovering similar incidents may have happened before. With allegations dating back to August…

Sioux Center Elem. Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse Involving Students

SIOUX CENTER, I.A. – A Sioux Center, Iowa elementary teacher has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of inappropriate conduct with students. 35-year-old Curtis Van Dam has been charged with the following: 72 counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse 34 counts of Lascivious Conduct with a Minor 14 counts of Sexual Exploitation by a Teacher 12 counts of 3rd…

City Council Denies Gas Station To Expand Into A Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls City Council took up a disagreement between a neighborhood and gas station owner Tuesday night. The owner of Hilltop BP on the corner of 18th and Cleveland says he’s trying to grow his business – by offering video lottery. But, those who live near the gas station fear gaming will drive up crime in…

This Flu Season Expecting Record Cases

This Flu Season Expecting Record Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — October and November are the prime months to get vaccinated with flu season right around the corner. Experts are expecting the flu to pack an even bigger punch this year, so now is the time to protect you and your family. Nearly 200,000 Americans are hospitalized every year from the flu, and this year could be even…

Authorities Identify 18-year-old Killed in Beadle County Semi Crash

Authorities Identify 18-year-old Killed in Beadle County Semi Crash

WOLSEY, S.D. — An 18-year-old killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash in Beadle County has been identified. Authorities says 18-year-old Kennedy Tomsha was driving a pickup truck that was struck by a semitrailer that failed to stop at a junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 281 north of Wolsey on Friday afternoon. Tomsha died at a Huron hospital. An 18-year-old…

Passenger Killed In Interstate Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Icy road conditions played a role in an interstate crash that killed one man near the outskirts of Sioux Falls Monday. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says around 2 p.m., a Ford E150 truck was driving north on Interstate 29 over the 12th Street Bridge when it hit a patch of ice.  The driver, a 56-year-old…

Hurricane Damage In Puerto Rico Affecting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Health care providers nationwide are concerned about a shortage of IV bag solution. One of the major manufacturers of the saline solution, Baxter, is located in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc more than one month ago. The company suffered minimal damage, but did lose multiple production days, disrupting their shipments. That includes shipments that…

Downtown Bus Depot Reopens

Downtown Bus Depot Reopens

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — After nearly six months under construction, the downtown bus depot in Sioux Falls reopened today. The two million dollar reconstruction project included a new canopy with a skylight. The platform has new bench seating, bicycle storage racks and refinished columns. The inside of the building has been repainted, with new security cameras, internet connection and ceiling…

SD Child Abduction Response Team Training

SD Child Abduction Response Team Training

BRANDON, S.D. — Nearly 500,000 missing children were reported in the U.S. last year according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Local law enforcement are making sure they’re ready to respond when they get these types of calls South Dakota can have anywhere from 35 to 55 active missing children cases at a time. South Dakota’s Child Abduction…

New Details In Sioux Falls Deadly Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re learning new details tonight about a shooting that cost a Sioux Falls man his life. In a quiet Sioux falls neighborhood, a domestic dispute turned deadly. Police responded to a call just before 2 AM on Sunday morning from a woman and found quite the crime scene. “When the officers arrived they found a 34-year-old…

Protecting Veterans Against Fraud, Scams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Veterans Day is this Saturday, and while many will honor those who have served, there are unfortunately some who will try to take advantage of our veterans. AARP of South Dakota says this is a common time for scams that target veterans. “It’s not necessarily that veterans are more susceptible to it,” said Erik Gaikowski AARP…

Tail Waggin Tutors Bone Up Kids’ Reading Levels

Tail Waggin Tutors Bone Up Kids' Reading Levels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Beginning readers are now able to bone up their reading skills with the help of a furry friend. Roxie is a certified therapy dog who is all ears when it comes to story time. Kids are able to hone their reading skills with Roxie as an audience. Anne Smith is Roxie’s owner, and she says it’s important…

GirlTrek Encourages Walking for African American Women

GirlTrek Encourages Walking for African American Women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Preventable obesity related diseases are on the rise among African American women. Now a new organization is looking to combat this phenomenon. GirlTrek’s only been in Sioux Falls for a couple months but organizers hope it’ll empower and build a community by simply walking. Taylor Newcomb is from Sioux Falls and is launching the local chapter. She’s…

Hunter Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter On First Day of Firearms Deer Season

MILROY, Minn. (AP) – A hunter in southwestern Minnesota is recovering after being accidentally shot on the opening day of the state’s firearms deer season. The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting was reported late Saturday morning halfway between Milroy and Tracy. Investigators say a hunter shooting at a deer hit another hunter beyond the deer. The wounded hunter…