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Pierre Police Chief Defends Tasing of 8-Year-Old Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre’s police chief is defending an officer’s use of a stun gun on an 8-year-old girl. Chief Bob Grandpre says the officer used the Taser after responding to a report of a suicidal girl. He says the girl was holding a knife to her chest, refused to drop it, turned...
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Pierre Officer Uses Taser on 8-Year-Old Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre police officer used a stun gun on an 8-year-old girl apparently threatening to stab herself. Police Chief Bob Grandpre told the Argus Leader three officers were called over the weekend after someone reported a suicidal 8-year-old girl who had stabbed herself in the leg. He says she was...
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SD Civil Air Patrol Checks Dead Cattle on Highways

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota wing of the Civil Air Patrol has been flying over the western part of the state to locate livestock killed by the weekend blizzard. The CAP was asked by the state Department of Public Safety to identify and photograph areas where dead livestock are obstructing state highways...
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Western SD Counties Hit by Storm Seek Federal Help

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Counties in western South Dakota impacted by last weekend’s snowstorm are seeking help from the federal government. Commissioners in the counties of Pennington, Meade, Lawrence and Butte all have declared disasters. That’s the first step toward getting federal aid. Requests must first go through the governor. Pennington County Commission...
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