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Lower Brule Woman Given 35 Year Prison Term for Pleading Guilty to Five Counts of Vehicular Homicide

A Lower Brule woman was sentenced to 35 years in the South Dakota Women’s Prison yesterday for her guilty pleas to five counts of Vehicular Homicide.  19-year-old Tessa J. Crane appeared in court in Kennebec yesterday and was given ten year sentences for each count-with the counts to be served consecutively.  Three years have...
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Firefighters Work Over Three Hours to Put Out Fire that Started in Blunt Garage

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire in a Blunt garage destroyed the structure and burned a small area of a nearby home.  Jerry Yeager of the Blunt Volunteer Fire Department says firefighters were contacted by someone passing by the residence at 311 North Bluff Street-where flames were already burning in the garage.  Three...
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SD Governor Extends Over-Width Hay Hauling Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has extended an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers. A previous order allowing over-width loads of hay was due to expire Friday. The governor extended it to Feb. 21. A trucker with a permit...
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SD Teenager Held Without Bond on Murder Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 16-year-old Pierre boy charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a friend will continue to be held in custody without bond. Braiden K. McCahren made his initial court appearance Thursday after being charged with murder for Tuesday’s shotgun slaying of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. Circuit Judge John Brown...
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