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Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct. The Portland Press Herald reports soon after the Unicode Consortium released proposed images of 157 new emojis to be made available this year, Maine residents...
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Scientists: New lobster fishing technology could save whales

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are urging New England lobstermen to begin using new technology to help prevent the deaths of rare right whales. The Boston Globe reports scientists from the institution recently met with fishermen to push for the use of traps that can be brought to...
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Ellsworth AFB Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

An Ellsworth, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced to 18 months in prison. 28-year-old Ryan Davies will be on supervised release for five years upon release. Davies was charged in June 2016, after law enforcement received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children that...
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Rosebud Man Charged With Assault With Intent to Commit Murder

A federal grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Rosebud, South Dakota, man for Assault With Intent to Commit Murder, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. The indictment alleges that on January 21, 2018, Lawrence Gary, Jr. assaulted a man with a knife, a pan and with shod feet....
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Teen Dies in Pennington County Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. – An 18-year-old male died Monday in a one-vehicle crash south of Rapid City. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. A 2007 Chrysler Town and County van was traveling on South Dakota Highway 79 near mile marker 72 when the vehicle went through...
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Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour Coming to the SD State Fair

HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds are proud to announce that the Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series will be coming to the SD State Fair grandstand on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The familiar maxim of triple threat – singer, songwriter, musician – doesn’t...
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Black Hills Get the Most Snow from Latest Winter Storm

A winter storm that moved through South Dakota from Sunday through early this morning (Tues.) dropped varying amounts of snow. Weather Eye meteorologist Micheal Karow says the largest amounts fell in the Black Hills.   Karow says today brings colder temperatures and wind chills.
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Pierre Woman Facing Drug Charges

A Pierre woman faces multiple drug charges after a welfare check by police last week. According to the Pierre Police Department, officers were requested to conduct a welfare check on a resident in the 1600 block of East Dakota Avenue. Officers make contact with 44-year-old Brenda Fernandez. During the course of the investigation, Fernandez...
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Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation’s opioid crisis. Although it has been long derided as pseudoscience and still questioned by many medical experts, a small but growing number of Medicaid programs in states hit hard by...
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Minnesota’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The state of Minnesota is heading to trial in an effort to force manufacturer 3M Co. to pay $5 billion to clean up environmental damage caused by pollution. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the long-awaited case. Experts say it could have wide-reaching implications, in part because 3M and other companies legally...
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