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Braiden McCahren Entering Hughes County Courthouse June 11, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Court Setback for SD Teenage Murder Suspect

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A judge is granting prosecutors access to the psychological evaluation of a 17-year-old Pierre boy charged with murder. Defense attorneys say psychologists who questioned Braiden McCahren went too far, delving into the events surrounding the Dec. 18 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. They say that violated McCahren’s constitutional rights,...
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Mother of Slain SD Woman Wants Death Penalty

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty against the suspect if he’s convicted of murder. Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Cancels Special Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has canceled a special session of the South Dakota Legislature that was to deal with cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. In a letter to lawmakers, the governor says the special session is no longer necessary because the federal...
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South Dakota Tribal Members to Vote on Alcohol Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize alcohol on its South Dakota reservation. The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted 9-7 Tuesday to bring the question of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge...
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