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Woman Sentenced for Stealing Nursing Home Residents’ Drugs

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Pierre woman accused of stealing prescription pain pills from residents of a nursing home in Pierre has been sentenced to four years of probation. Twenty-four-year-old Tori Rilling reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in April under which she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obtaining drugs...
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Man Accused of Stealing After Answering Online Ads in Sioux Falls Arrested and Jailed In Pierre

PIERRE SD – A man accused of stealing from Sioux Falls residents and using his dead stepchildren to extort money from people is now in a South Dakota jail. David White was the stepfather of three children killed in a Sioux Falls house fire in 2012.  Their mother Rhiannon White served time in prison...
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United Way Collecting Dresses & Tuxedos to Make Prom & KOH Dreams Come True

PIERRE, S.D. – The Capital Area United Way is collecting new and gently used prom dresses, suits, and tuxedoes for its first annual prom attire giveaway “Say Yes to the Dance.” “Say Yes to the Dance” is a Capital Area United Way Community Impact program, designed to make prom affordable and accessible for all...
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John Morris appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Morris, Inc. & Morris Equipment, LLC

PIERRE SD – The Board of Directors of Morris, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of John Morris to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.   John has a B.S. in Construction Management and has been with the company since 2004, holding the positions of Superintendent and Vice President of Operations. ...
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Arby’s Makes Donation to Local Food Pantry

PIERRE SD – Last week Devar Brown new General Manager of Arby’s in Pierre presented a $1,800 check to PARS Executive Director Laura White of the Pierre Area Referral Service. Brown says the money came from donation boxes on the counter at Arby’s.       Laura White told DRG News the donation, which was a pleasant...
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South Dakota National Guard Hosts Annual Training Exercise

LEAD, S.D. (AP) – About 2,400 military service members are working on community service projects during an annual training exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Golden Coyote training exercise this week includes 30 military units from 13 states, Guam, Canada and Denmark, as well as...
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Drug Forfeiture Money Goes to 13 Law Enforcement Agencies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – From Narcan kits to K9 equipment, law enforcement agencies throughout South Dakota have new money to purchase equipment using the profits of drug dealers. Attorney General Marty Jackley Tuesday announced monetary awards for 13 law enforcement agencies using $195,500 in drug forfeiture money. That puts a dent in the total...
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Manslaughter Charges for Three People in Connection With Fentanyl Deaths

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Charges have been  brought forth against several people in connection with the drug  overdose death of two people in Spearfish earlier this year. Carrera Hall, 23, and Troy Kuntz, 38, died from what authorities believe was an overdose of Fentanyl. Eric Reeder, age 37, of Spearfish has  been indicted for two...
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SD Crop Report: Showers Bring Some Relief to South Dakota Farmers

UNDATED, S.D. (AP) – Showers have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, but much of the state remains dry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says showers and thunderstorms early last week brought much-needed rainfall to parts of South Dakota. But precipitation in many areas of the state remains below normal for the year....
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Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed Today

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool will be closed on Tuesday, June 20, for maintenance and repairs. It’s anticipated the repairs will be completed today, and the pool will return to its normal schedule on Wednesday.
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