Crime

Officials Investigating Threat Towards Brookings Schools

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Brookings School District closed all schools Tuesday after a threat was discovered at the high school on Monday. The school district made the announcement on their website stating, "All schools in the Brookings School District will…

January trial set for man charged with killing golf champ

AMES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has scheduled a January trial for a 22-year-old Iowa drifter charged with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain. District Judge Bethany Currie ruled Monday that Collin Richards will stand trial Jan. 15 for…

Police investigating Spanish golfer's death find 3 knives

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Court records indicate police in Iowa have recovered three knives in an investigation into the killing of a top amateur golfer from Spain. Collin Richards is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 17 stabbing of…

UPDATE: Jury Finds Final "Gear Up" Defendant Not Guilty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Minnehaha County jury finds Stacy Phelps not guilty on all counts.  That decision was announced just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday.  The jury began deliberating Phelps' charges of falsifying evidence and conspiracy Thursday afternoon.  We'll bring you…

3 Iowa farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Three farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar scheme. Documents filed in federal court in Iowa show that Tom Brennan,…

Minnesota AG Sues Florida Charity Over Allegedly Misleading Donors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's attorney general has sued a Florida charity, alleging it misled donors who believed they were helping families of fallen police officers. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Attorney General Lori Swanson alleges American Federation of Police and…

Phelps denies fearing audit at contract backdating trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota nonprofit executive accused of trying to avoid a potential state audit says he didn't intend to cheat or deceive anyone when he backdated contracts in 2015. Stacy Phelps testified Wednesday at…

Dakota Wesleyan men's basketball player accused of abuse

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - A Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball player is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and damaging her father's car. Twenty-one-year-old Tyson Smiley, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Sept. 13 and is to appear in court Oct. 18…

Authorities Investigating After 6 Cattle Shot on Sunday

CARTER, S.D. - Authorities in Tripp County are investigating after six cattle where shot on Sunday. The Tripp County Sheriff's Office said on their Facebook page that some of the cattle were killed instantly but that others were just wounded…

Sioux Falls police investigate weekend restaurant robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls police are investigating a weekend robbery at a local eatery. Officers were called to Fazoli's Restaurant shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say three people had come through the rear door of the…

Rapid City man sentenced for trafficking meth into South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for trafficking drugs between California and South Dakota. The U.S. attorney's office says 61-year-old Patrick Okroi brought methamphetamine from California once or…

Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was charged with first degree-murder in the October 2014 killing, a charge…

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