Crime

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Overnight Carjacking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police are investigating a car robbery late Monday night. The robbery happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of West 12th Street. Police say a woman pulled up to a buidling when a…

Alexandria man guilty of stealing from elderly mother

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. (AP) - An Alexandria man has been found guilty of stealing from his ailing mother. Kenneth Hauge will be sentenced in May after a jury found him guilty of theft by exploitation for stealing $35,000 from his mother's…

Nebraska motel managers sentenced for enslaving nephew

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two former western Nebraska hotel managers will spend a year and a day in federal prison and be deported for enslaving and abusing their nephew. The Omaha World-Herald reports 50-year-old Vishnubhai Chaudhari and 44-year-old Leelabahen Chaudhari…

Guilty Plea Expected From Wounded Knee Father

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Wounded Knee father accused of fatally starving his newborn son is expected to plead guilty to second-degree murder in agreement with federal prosecutors. He's expected in federal court in Rapid City Friday. Prosecutors say…

Winner man caught in Sturgis sex trafficking sting sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Winner man caught during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 62-year-old Duane Hosek requested pornographic pictures…

Five Years In Prison For Winner Man

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Winner man caught during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 62-year-old Duane Hosek requested pornographic pictures…

Five South Dakota Men Plead Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Five men who are facing charges in a Marshall County sexual abuse case involving a teenager, have accepted plea agreements. Michael Mejilla, Damon Koop, and Dustin Purcell have pleaded guilty to amended charges. The three were…

Judge delays detention hearing for coach in pornography case

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A judge has postponed a hearing to consider whether an Iowa youth basketball coach should be released from jail pending trial on a child pornography charge. Former Iowa Barnstormers co-director Greg Stephen had been scheduled…

3 men plead guilty in sexual abuse case in Marshall County

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Five men facing charges in a Marshall County sexual abuse case involving a teenager have accepted plea agreements. The American News reports that 20-year-old Michael Mejilla pleaded guilty to three charges Wednesday. The day before, 21-year-old…

Police: Drug Overdose Revival Leads To Drug Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An alleged drug dealer is behind bars after police say a man he sold fentanyl to was found passed out in a parking lot. Sioux Falls police arrested 25-year-old Jacob Lottman on distribution and possession charges.…

Retired South Dakota state official sentenced in scam

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A retired fraud investigator for the South Dakota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for bank fraud and money laundering. Seventy-one-year-old Steven Knigge was accused of fraudulently asking banks…

Iowa man found guilty of killing girlfriend seeks new trial

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man found guilty of second-degree murder in his girlfriend's stabbing death is asking for a new trial, claiming jury misconduct. The Telegraph Herald reports that attorneys for 26-year-old Fontae Buelow claim that a juror…

Prominent Iowa AAU coach arrested on child porn charge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa has been arrested and charged in federal court with knowingly transporting child pornography. Greg Stephen, the co-founder of the Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union, is expected…

45 years in prison for attack on South Dakota trooper

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Washington state man convicted of trying to kill a South Dakota state trooper following a traffic stop has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Donald Willingham was convicted by a Pennington County…

Corsica-Stickney Student In Custody After Threat Of Gun Violence

CORSICA – A 15-year-old student is in custody as authorities investigate what they're calling a "threat of gun violence" at Corsica-Stickney High School. Aurora County Sheriff David Fink said the student sent text messages and pictures to two other people,…

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