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2-Year-Old Texas Girl Dies, Was Beaten and Burned

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline. Police were called to an apartment in Arlington early Saturday because a child wasn’t breathing. Aniyah Darnell was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy will determine the cause of death….

Plane That Crashed Near Bradley Dove Nose-First Into Ground

BRADLEY, S.D. (AP) – A preliminary report by federal investigators says a small plane that crashed in northeastern South Dakota and killed the pilot dove nose-first into the ground. The American News reports that the National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating what caused the Nov. 2 crash in Clark County that killed 47-year-old John Shoemaker, of Webster. The Cessna…

Woman Rescued After Breaking Through Pond Ice in North Iowa

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say police officers rescued a woman who’d fallen through ice on a pond while trying to retrieve her dog. The Clear Lake Fire Department says in a news release that 28-year-old Kelsey Boehnke went onto Fieldstone Pond to get her dog a little after 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Boehnke then broke through the thin ice…

Woman Sentenced for Drunken Chase with Babies in Vehicle

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A Ravinia woman has been sentenced to a month in jail for leading police on a drunken chase with three babies in her vehicle. Authorities say 29-year-old Kateri Archambeau was legally drunk when she led Yankton Sioux and Charles Mix County officers on a chase in June. Officers found three infants inside her van, not…

Sioux Falls Church Helps Feed 200 Families

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. Not everyone can afford a Thanksgiving meal. So one Sioux Falls church is giving back to those less fortunate this holiday season. Two hundred families will now have a Thanksgiving meal thanks to First Christian Reformed Church. This is the fourteenth year that the church held their CAP or “Caring for People”…

Woman Killed, Four Teenagers Injured in Rollover Crash Near Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – One person died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near Humboldt. Names of the five people involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling across a bridge where the…

Navy Commissions USS Sioux City into Service

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Navy says it has commissioned the USS Sioux City into service. The Navy said in a news release that the combat ship was placed into active service on Saturday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It’s the nation’s sixth littoral combat Ship. The vessel has an aluminum skin, high-tech computer…

Swimmers Help Victims of Hurricane Michael

SIOUX FALLS, S.D-It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the East Coast, and people are still cleaning up from the massive storm. One Sioux Falls group is doing their part to help out one of their own. The Sioux Falls Surge Swim Team dedicated their past meet to helping the town of Port St. Joe,…

2nd Annual “Walk A Mile In My Shoe” For The Homeless

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   People around Sioux Falls decided to take a stand against homelessness. While braving the cold, they “walked a mile” in their shoes. Over 100 volunteers walked the 2nd annual “Walk a mile in my Shoes” sponsored by the St. Francis House. The walk rounds up National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During the mile walk, walkers carried…

Love Marlow Opens at Lake Lorraine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A new clothing store in the Lake Lorraine shopping center hopes to fill a gap in the Sioux Falls clothing market. Saturday morning was the grand opening for Love Marlow.  It’s a women’s plus-size boutique that caters to sizes 12 to 28. Twin sisters Stacey and Leslie Malmgren felt there weren’t any stores in Sioux Falls catering to…

Autopsy: Carbon Monoxide Found in 4 Killed in Plane Crash

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) – Preliminary autopsy results show four people who died in a small plane crash in central Iowa earlier this month were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office report said all the victims died from “multiple blunt force injuries in the setting of carbon monoxide toxicity.” The crash happened the night of…

Black Friday Finances: How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much are you spending this holiday season? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend on average over $1,000 shopping this holiday season. That’s 4 percent more than last year. It’s the season for deals and according to Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial, this will be  a good year for shoppers as the economy is…

Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. Introduces the DTSF Gift Card

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Just in time for Black Friday, the creators behind a new gift card are hoping to draw shoppers to downtown Sioux Falls. The Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. gift card is available at the DTSF office, The Washington Pavilion, and at dtsf.com. They range from $10 t0 $500 are good at more than 50 participating stores, including…

As Population Grows, More Chain Stores Have Their Eye on Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re a foodie, you may have noticed lots of restaurants are coming to town. Many argue that it’s time for South Dakota to recruit America’s favorite chain stores. However, some worry that corporate chains bring unfair competition to small businesses managed by everyday community members. “It’s kind of mixed emotions,” said Laura of Madison.  “I…

Winter Wonderland Lighting Up at Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thanksgiving is next week but the Christmas decoration are already coming out in downtown Sioux Falls. Winter Wonderland lights up tonight at Falls Park. The light and music display will be on from 6 p.m. to midnight through January 6th. Winter Wonderland features more than 25 miles worth of strings of lights, 400 wreaths and 270…

US to Accuse Iran of Violating Chemical Weapons Treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bars the production and use of chemical weapons. Two officials said the administration plans to announce next week that Iran is not complying with the Chemical Weapons Convention. They said the non-compliance finding doesn’t allege that Iran has used chemical weapons. Rather, it…

Migrants Won’t See Armed Soldiers on Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) – As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won’t find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire around barriers while military helicopters fly overhead, carrying border patrol agents…