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SD Legislature Bans Cellphone Use by Young Drivers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has passed a measure banning beginning drivers from using cellphones behind the wheel. The Senate voted 23-10 Wednesday to accept a change in the bill made by the House. The measure will become law if signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard. The measure would ban young drivers...
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SD Eligibility Change for Prenatal Care Rejected

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has rejected a plan to provide government-funded prenatal care to more pregnant women. Prenatal care is now provided to women earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The Senate had passed a bill that would have changed the Medicaid program to cover women...
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Man Convicted on Assault and Firearm Charges Pleads Guilty to Separate Charge of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was found guilty in December by a jury of three charges-including Aggravated Assault-Domestic Violence, Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied Vehicle and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person-entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a separate charge of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance....
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft for Stealing Gun in 2011

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman who was indicted on Burglary and Grand Theft charges for crimes that were reported in Hughes County in 2011 entered a guilty plea to one of the counts yesterday.  23-year-old Sammone Flute was indicted on 12 separate counts for allegations that she took at least 11 different...
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