RAPID CITY

Dressbarn Latest National Retailer to Announce Closure of All Stores

Dressbarn’s parent company, Ascena Retail Group, has announced it will be closing all approximately 650 stores across the United States. The retailer has locations in both Sioux Falls and Rapid City. No specific dates have been given, but the closures come as a number of other major national longtime brands come to an end as well, leaving shopping malls and…

Rapid City Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Brother  

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the robbery death of his brother. Fifty-four-year-old James Ladeaux Sr. also has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault against law enforcement officers for allegedly threatening them with a knife. Authorities say Ladeaux’s 53-year-old brother, Fredrick, was fatally stabbed in an alley in March. Second-degree…

Police Ask for Help Locating Missing 20-Year-Old

The Sioux Falls Police Department continues to ask for help in locating Tyler Clardy.  Tyler Joseph Alexander Clardy is a 20 year old white male, 6’4’’, 175 lbs, with sandy hair shaved short and blue eyes. Officials say he was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, ripped jeans and a backpack and may have recently been given a…

County Prosecutor Says He Won’t Prosecute CBD Oil Cases

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The top prosecutor in Pennington County says he won’t prosecute cases involving hemp and CBD oil, contradicting a decision by the South Dakota attorney general. State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg recently sent a release that said industrial hemp and all forms of CBD oil remain illegal in South Dakota. Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo tells…

Winter Storm Continues to Pummel South Dakota and Region

Interstate 90 remains closed Thursday morning from Sioux Falls to Rapid City as snow continues to fall, winds blow upwards of 50 miles per hour, and icy conditions persist in this latest round of winter weather. I29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border also remains closed until further notice. Travel conditions are considered hazardous across Minnesota, Nebraska and…

Girl Who Died in Cliff Fall Was From Pierre 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities have identified the young girl who died after falling from a cliff near Rapid City. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says 6-year-old Sadie White Twin, of Pierre, was killed Sunday at Falling Rock, a popular scenic area off Highway 44. The cliff towers several hundred feet above Rapid Creek. Officials have not provided additional details…

Rapid City Diocese Publishes List of Accused Priests

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Diocese has published a list of 21 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. The list includes priests who were credibly accused while in schools, churches, hospitals and on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations from 1951 to 2018. Bishop Robert Gruss wrote in a letter posted on the diocese’s website that publishing the…

Update: DOT Fully Reopens I90 in South Dakota

Interstate from Wall to Chamberlain cleared for travel

UPDATE After two days of closures due to this latest winter storm, the Department of Transportation has finally been able to clear and reopen I90 between Rapid City and Chamberlain. Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes. #sdwx #ulmer — SDDOT…

Rapid City Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police say a 17-year-old shooting victim has died. Chief Karl Jegeris tweeted early Wednesday that a team of detectives has been working through the night on the city first homicide of the year. Jegeris did not say whether a suspect was in custody. Police say they received a call about 8 p.m. Tuesday from…

Canton and RC Stevens Lead at State Wrestling

Canton and RC Stevens Lead at State Wrestling

RAPID CITY, SD… The Pierre Governors have won 6 of the last 7 State “A” wrestling titles. But after day one of the state tournament in Rapid City to Governors are in 2nd place, 10 points behind the Raiders of RC Stevens. In Class “B” the defending champs from Canton are looking to make it 3 of 4 and have…

Expanded Search Underway for Serenity Dennard

RAPID CITY, S.D.-The expanded search for a little girl in western South Dakota is underway this weekend. Authorities are using a helicopter, seven dog teams and searchers to try to find 9-year-old Serenity Dennard. Earlier this week authorities transitioned their search to a recovery operation saying if she was outside it’s unlikely she survived in the below freezing temperatures. She’s…

Four Year Sentence in Infant’s Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A federal judge in Rapid City has sentenced a father to four years in prison in the starvation death of his infant son. Judge Jeffrey Viken acknowledged Thursday the sentence might upset some people because it was substantially lower than federal guidelines of 17 to 21 years in prison. Twenty-six-year-old Darwin Wade Red Cloud pleaded guilty…

Watch: Rapid City Police Dog Gets New Winter Boots

A story that’s gone viral around the nation – the newest K-9 to join the Rapid City Police Department now has snow boots to help him while on duty! To keep warm this winter, Jary (pronounced Yaree) was given dog boots with traction pads and as you can see, it took him some time to adjust. But he appears, after some time…

Defense Asks for Priest’s Release on Abuse Charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A defense attorney for a Rapid City priest accused of sexual abuse has asked a judge to release the defendant to the supervision of Catholic diocese at Casa Maria. But, prosecutors Tuesday objected to the release and asked the judge to continue John Praveen’s $100,000 bond. Defense attorney John Murphy says Praveen would be monitored…