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James River Crash Victim Identified

Body & Van Found Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- Authorities have identified a man who died after his van left a road and wound up in the James River near Mitchell. The Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Abraham Ramos-Ramirez, of Huron, died after the vehicle entered the ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and into the river. His body was discovered Wednesday along the river’s west shore,…

3 Arrested in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.- It’s quiet now, but Monday night this neighborhood on the Southwest side of town had emergency responders on the scene outside of a residence. “Law enforcement got a call of a stabbing that had occurred at the 900 block of 39th Street Southwest,” said Watertown Sheriff, Brad Howell. The stabbing victim, 28-year-old Christopher Spotts, was taken to the hospital…

Authorities Arrest Alleged International Drug Dealer In Huron

HURON, S.D. – An FBI effort to stop a major drug ring led federal agents to Huron Thursday morning, where they arrested a man indicted last month by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico. According to the US Marshals Service, Huron resident Jean Torres-Soto is a known gang member and alleged international drug dealer. He’s been indicted along with…

Second Suspect Found Guilty In Baseball Bat Beating Death

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A Beadle County jury has convicted a man of killing another man with a baseball bat in eastern South Dakota last year. Kevin Krueger was charged with first-degree murder in the May 2017 beating death of 49-year-old Keith Houck at a rural Cavour home. The jury convicted him after less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday,…

Huron Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

  HURON, S.D. – Huron Police are searching for a man they say robbed a truck stop early this morning. Police say the man walked into the West Park Truck Stop a little after midnight and say he demanded money and pointed an unknown object at the clerk. Th suspect got away with cash but did drop some money in…

World of Outlaws Adds Race In Huron

Following event cancellation at Badlands Motor Speedway

HURON, S.D. – World of Outlaws racers will put the pedal to the metal in the Sioux Empire this summer after all.  After Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon suspended its racing season, a new World of Outlaws race was put on the schedule in Huron. SLS Promotions, the group promoting the race, has announced that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint…

Name Released in Sanborn County Fatal Crash

HURON, S.D.  – A Huron, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night south of Huron. 27-year-old,  Callyann Wallenstein, was driving southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the car eventually went off the roadway and rolled. Wallenstein, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She…

Police: Huron Man In Critical Condition After Beaten By Former Roommate

HURON – Huron Police say a 49-year-old man is in critical condition and was transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital after receiving life threatening injuries from being brutally beaten by his former roommate. Police say the 49-year-old Huron resident, Robert Erdman, called police because his former roommate would not leave his apartment. Once police arrived they were able to get…

Huron Police Searching For Suspect In Gas Station Theft

Masked suspect allegedly steals money from cash register

Huron police are looking for a suspect who allegedly stole money from a gas station cash register. COURTESY: Huron Police Department It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Freedom Valu Center.  Police say a male wearing a white coat with a black facemask came into the store.  A witness told police they saw the suspect lean over the cash…