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SD Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for a traffic crash that killed her boyfriend. Authorities say 20-year-old Leigha Koster, of Fort Thompson, was driving drunk and fleeing from a police officer when she crashed her vehicle last July. Twenty-one-year-old Louis Herman...
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SD’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Says Cameras in Court Rule Works

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson says a rule allowing news cameras and electronic recording equipment in trial courts is working as intended. Gilbertson says news organizations have received permission to use cameras or audio recording devices in about two-thirds of the requests that have been decided so...
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Suspect Arrested in Rash of Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Central SD law enforcers were busy most of the day today as at least six cars were stolen from Pierre, Fort Pierre and the Hughes County area.  The vehicles that were stolen have all been recovered.  Authorities first began learning about the stolen vehicle spree when a person reported...
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SD Chief Justice Urges Expansion of Drug Courts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson says courts that treat drug and alcohol offenders outside prison walls should be expanded as part of the effort to cut the state’s prison costs. Gilbertson on Wednesday delivered his annual State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the...
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