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Police, fed up with lingering cold weather, ‘arrests’ winter

DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) – An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest. The Post-Standard reports the Depew Police Department wrote Friday in a humorous Facebook post that it had arrested the season. Police said any more snow winter produces would be held against it in...
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Man Dies in Semi-Pedestrian Accident in Miller

One person died Thursday afternoon in a vehicle- pedestrian collision in Miller. The name of the deceased is not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. A 2007 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer was stopped at the south junction of South Dakota Highway 45 and U.S. Highway 14 in Miller. It is a...
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Walz Promoted at Pierre Police Department

Pierre Police chief Jason Jones announces the promotion and reassignment of Sergeant Bryan Walz. Effective April 16 Sgt. Walz will be promoted to the rank of Captain and is being assigned to serve as the Captain and Commander of the Police Department’s Administrative Division. Walz started his career in the department as a Police...
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Record Number of Democrats Running for the State Legislature

The South Dakota Democratic Party announced that 110 Democratic candidates have been certified by the Secretary of State as candidates for the State Legislature, and that the Party is running candidates in every legislative district, contesting a record 101 out of 105 legislative seats.  “I am extremely proud of the number of great candidates...
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Chamberlain Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

A 37-year-old Chamberlain man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child. James Blue, Jr., a/k/a “BJ” pled not guilty. The Indictment alleges that on multiple occasions between 2011 and 2015, Blue knowingly engaged in, and attempted to engage in, sexual acts with two...
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Lower Brule Woman Charged with Assault

A 36-year-old Lower Brule woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer. Candace Byington pled not guilty. The Indictment alleges that in April of last year, Byington forcibly assaulted a correctional officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs while the officer was engaged in the...
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One Man Dies in Lyman County Crash

One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred yesterday (Thurs.) morning west of Presho. Names of the three involved are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2008 Kia Sorento was westbound on Interstate 90 when...
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Pierre Man Charged for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

A trial date has been set in June (June 12) for a 61-year-old Pierre man indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. William Rivers pled not guilty. Rivers was convicted of Sexual Abuse in June 1992. As a result of this conviction, he is required to register...
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Scammers Using Tax Deadline to Run IRS Scam

The federal tax filing deadline is about a week-and-a-half away and the Better Business Bureau says scammers are using that to their advantage. State director Jessie Schmidt says the IRS scam calls have increased in frequency and aggressiveness.   Schmidt says this past week, an elderly couple in eastern South Dakota found themselves in...
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Setting New Record Low Temps Around SD This Week

It’s been a week of below average spring temperatures across South Dakota. Weather Eye meteorologist Paul Trambley says several record lows and record low highs have been set.   Trambley says more record lows may be set in the next few days.   He says temperatures this week have been below normal for Pierre.
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