Pierre Man Faces Charges After Saturday Night Hit and Run

A 27-year-old Pierre man faces charges after an accident late Saturday night in Pierre. According to the Pierre Police Department, officers were called to a hit and run traffic crash in the 300 block of South Pierre Street. During the investigation, officers learned Miles Cryan had backed into a vehicle and left the scene....
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Moreno Faces Aggravated Assault Charge

A 41-year-old Pierre man faces an aggravated assault charge after an incident Friday afternoon in Pierre. The Pierre Police Department reports officers were called to the 600 block of West Sioux Avenue for a fight in progress. Through investigation, officers learned Sergio Moreno had attempted to strangle another person. The victim received non-life threatening...
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Clown and Charger Face Simple Assault Charges

Two Pierre residents each face a simple assault charge after an incident early yesterday (Sun.) morning in Pierre. According to the Pierre Police Department, officers were called to the 200 block of North Euclid for a fight in progress. Officers learned Tre Clown and Mariah Charger had assaulted another person. Both Clown and Charger...
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Wheatley Selected as Superintendent of Jewel Cave National Monument

National Park Service (NPS) Midwest Regional Director Cam Sholly announced the selection of Michelle Wheatley as superintendent of Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota. An18-year veteran of the NPS, Wheatley is currently superintendent of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. She assumes her new role on July 8, 2018. “Michelle has an extensive background in...
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Morales Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

A 36-year-old Wichita, KS, man convicted of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Justin “Speedy” Morales’ 30 year sentence will be followed by 10 years of supervised release. The US Attorney’s Office reports federal law enforcement officials learned that Morales was selling...
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Reminder that Buffalo are Dangerous; Do Not Approach

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind all visitors entering Custer State Park this season that buffalo are dangerous and should not be approached. “Custer State Park has experienced an increase in visitor/buffalo interactions in recent years,” stated Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park. “Visitors need to...
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Fort Thompson man gets 20 months for drug-related death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a drug-related confrontation that led to a man’s death. The U.S. attorney’s office says 32-year-old Zachery Ziegler got into a fight with Thomas Witt on May 23, 2017, and punched Witt in the head. Witt was...
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Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) – The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months. Lundberg says the increase is largely driven...
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Deactivation Ceremony Held Saturday for 15 Members of the 200th Engineer Co.

A welcome home ceremony for 15 Soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company was held Saturday in Pierre. Soldiers with the Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge-based unit returned from a nine month deployment to Syria where they emplaced and repaired bridges throughout the region to ensure freedom of movement for US...
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President Orders Flags At Half-Staff Through Tuesday For Santa Fe Victims

President Donald Trump has called for flags at half-staff out of respect for the victims whose lives were taken by the violence perpetrated in Santa Fe, Texas, today.    In accordance with the President’s order, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that flags across the state be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on...
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