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Former South Dakota Pastor Accused of Sex Crime

SELBY, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota pastor and educator is accused of having sexual contact with a minor six years ago. Authorities allege that 38-year-old Timothy Thompson had sexual contact with a boy younger than 16 in 2008, when he was a pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Mobridge. Thompson also previously...
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Current, Past Govs Release Answers on Visa Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds and Gov. Dennis Daugaard have released their written answers to lawmaker questions about a federal job-creating program. Democrats quickly dismissed the documents put out Monday by the Republican politicians as incomplete and further proof that both men need to testify in person before a legislative...
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Judge Allows Surgery Scar Lawsuit to Move Forward

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man who alleges Rapid City hospital workers abused him and intentionally carved the letters “KKK” into his abdomen during heart surgery has been allowed to pursue three of four claims in a federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken has rejected Vernon Traversie’s medical negligence allegation. Viken, however,...
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Jury to Hearing Closing Arguments Today in McCahren Trial

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) The case of a Pierre 18-year-old charged with Murder could be before a jury sometime today. Braiden McCahren is being tried for the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. The incident at McCahren’s home was witnessed by another teen, identified by authorities as T.Y. The defense has...
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