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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…

Authorities Arrest Suspect in Standoff, Hostage Situation in Box Elder

Courtesy: Pennington County Sheriff’s OfficeBOX ELDER, S.D. – Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old Yankton man after a hostage-standoff situation with law enforcement on Tuesday. Authorities say on Tuesday morning, 31-year-old Justin Grant Littrell was armed with a handgun when confronted by Box Elder police in the Prairie View Estates neighborhood. They say Littrell shot a police and police returned fire….

Traffic Up 7.9% at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The amount of traffic was up nearly 8% at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Officials say nearly 506,000 vehicles traveled through the nine locations into the rally. That’s up from 469,000 last year. Public safety officials say despite the high volume, accidents, deaths, DUI arrests, and total citations…

Minnesota Voters Take on Busiest Primary Election in Recent Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnesota voters today are taking on their busiest primary election in recent years, with races for governor, both senate seats and three congressional seats. The biggest question may be who succeeds Governor Mark Dayton. Congressman Tim Walz, Attorney General Lori Swanson and State Representative Erin Murphy are all running for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican…

EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) – Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration’s finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a year. But in a June email, the EPA told the Department of Transportation that it would slightly increase highway deaths….

North Dakota wins attorney fees in Minnesota energy lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld attorneys’ fees awarded to North Dakota in lengthy legal battle over a Minnesota law aimed at promoting the use of renewable energy. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed a federal judge’s order awarding North Dakota more than $1.3 million in attorneys’ fees and other costs. At…

Iowa officials investigating fatal officer-involved shooting

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) – State police are investigating the shooting of a man by a Creston police officer. The shooting happened late Monday night when police were called to a Creston city park for a report of a man sitting on a bench with a gun. Creston officers and deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s office responded and tried talking…

Mayor Paul TenHaken Appoints City Attorney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken announced his appointment of Stacy Kooistra as City Attorney for the City of Sioux Falls. Kooistra, a Rock Valley, Iowa native, and graduated from the University of Sioux Falls. Kooistra obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota and is currently a partner at Myers Billion Law Firm in…

Nebraska executes first prison inmate since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago. Moore was executed Tuesday with a combination of four drugs that had never been used before in an execution in the United States, including the powerful opioid fentanyl. 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…

Six Arrested in Rapid City Sex Trafficking Sting

Six men are facing charges after a sex sting out of Rapid City. Attorney General Marty Jackley, along with United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and…

Polls Open Until 8 PM For Voters In Minnesota Primary

Polls are open to voters in Minnesota’s primary election, and it’s their busiest primary election in recent memory, with races for governor, both Senate seats and three congressional seats all on the ballot. The biggest unsettled question may be the Democratic primary to succeed Gov. Mark Dayton. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Attorney General Lori Swanson and state Rep. Erin Murphy all…

Man Gets Two Years In Prison For Identity Theft Scheme

PIERRE, S.D. – A Maryland man has been sentenced in South Dakota to two years in federal prison for his role in an identity theft scheme. The U.S. attorney’s office says 38-year-old Victor Sasay was part of a scam that used credit card account information belonging to people across the Midwest to acquire gift cards from multiple stores in the…

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in child torture case

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say 30-year-old Alex Shadlow on Monday entered a written plea to the kidnapping charge. A trial date hasn’t been set. Shadlow’s girlfriend, Traci Tyler, also…

Woman arrested for vandalizing high school

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – Police have arrested a Belle Fourche woman for vandalism at the local high school. The 59-year-old woman is accused of smashing 43 windows at the school last week causing damage of more than $20,000. An affidavit filed in the case this week in Butte County says police reviewed security camera video and linked a van…

Police treat London crash as terrorist incident

LONDON (AP) – London’s Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning…

SF Superintendent’s Son Trying to Make NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The man in charge of the Sioux Falls School District has gotten a little busier this month. His son is trying to make an NFL roster. It’s a journey that’s been five years in the making. Superintendent Brian Maher has spent the last few years watching his son, Brett, kick in the NFL and Canadian Football League….

Homicide Suspect Arrested In Joint Law Enforcement Effort

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. UPDATE: According to Sioux Falls police and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, murder suspect Abraham Darsaw was arrested Monday evening without incident.  No further details have been released.  Stay with KDLT News for the latest information. *****Update***** In a joint effort with the SIoux Falls Area Fugitive Task Force and SFPD, Abraham Darsaw was arrested this evening. —…