Crime

Woman accused of having drugs near children sentenced

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) - A Chamberlain woman accused of endangering two young children by having opioids easily accessible in her home has been sentenced to 74 days in jail and three years of probation. The Daily Republic reports that 26-year-old…

Jury weighs case of ex-educational co-op staffer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A jury is considering the case of a former South Dakota educational cooperative employee accused in an embezzlement scheme uncovered after a family's death. Closing arguments were Friday in the theft trial of Stephanie Hubers.…

Jailed Iowa coach now faces 5 sexual exploitation charges

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A jailed former Iowa youth basketball coach is charged in a new federal indictment with enticing several minors to produce sexually explicit images and videos. A superseding indictment returned Wednesday against former Iowa Barnstormers coach…

Whitewood man gets prison time for identity theft, forgery

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - A Whitewood man who committed identity theft and forgery at several businesses has been sentenced to serve three years in prison and ordered to pay a total of nearly $5,000 in restitution. The Black Hills Pioneer…

Suspect in custody in slaying on Pine Ridge Reservation

KYLE, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have a suspect in custody in the fatal shooting of a man in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation community of Kyle. The Oglala Sioux Department of Public Safety says officers responded to reports of gunshots…

Mitchell man sentenced for theft from mother with dementia

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - A Mitchell man has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing from his mother, who has dementia. Sixty-six-year-old Melford Range was convicted of using $13,000 of his mother's money to pay his bills rather…

Closing arguments set for woman charged in embezzling scheme

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A jury will soon have the case of a former South Dakota educational cooperative employee accused in an embezzlement scheme uncovered after a family's death. Closing arguments are Friday in the theft trial of Stephanie…

Hubers Takes The Stand In Her Own Defense

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Stephanie Hubers took the stand her in own defense on Thursday. Hubers is the former Assistant Business Manager of Mid Central Educational Cooperative in Platte. She’s facing several…

Man accused in girlfriend's death loses evidence battle

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Sturgis man accused of hiring others to kill his girlfriend has lost a battle to have some evidence thrown out. Jonathon Klinetobe had asked a judge to exclude from trial items that police seized…

State Rests in South Dakota v. Hubers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The state rested its case against Stephanie Hubers in Minnehaha County Court Wednesday. Hubers is facing several theft charges tied to the gear up embezzlement scheme orchestrated by Scott and Nicole Westerhuis of Platte. Hubers worked…

Spearfish Man Sentenced In Deadly Drug Ring

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Another Spearfish resident has been sentenced in a deadly drug ring in the city. 26-year-old Todd May was sentenced to serve three years in prison for drug distribution. May is among nine people charged in the…

Opening statements set for woman in embezzlement scheme

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Jurors are set to begin hearing the case of a former business employee at a South Dakota educational cooperative charged in a financial misconduct scheme uncovered after a Platte man killed his family and then…

Missing Person - Farm Search

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say two people killed a man on a Minnesota farmstead before burning the body and burying the remains in two separate sites. Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and abetting…

Armed man in hospital had assault rifle in car

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) - A prosecutor says an armed man who held a child hostage at a hospital in northeastern South Dakota had an assault rifle in his vehicle. Spink County State's Attorney Victor Fischbach says the suspect had two…

Two Men Shot at Rapid City Home

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police say two men have been shot at a mobile home park in Rapid City. Authorities say one man was shot in the face and the other was struck in the arm. They were taken to…

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