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Memorial Statue on May 10, 2014 Cleanup

VEVA Conducts Cleanup at Memorial Statues and Markers Near Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend brought a cleanup of memorial statues and markers near the Capitol building. Members of the organization Vietnam Era Veterans Association (VEVA) gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the war memorials. This year, they also cleaned the EMT, Law Enforcement and Firefighters memorials and they worked across from...
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Braiden McCahren September 5, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

McCahren Motion Hearing and Trial Postponed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today was supposed to be the date for a motion hearing in the case of Braiden McCahren, a 17-year-old Pierre teen charged in the December 2012 shooting death of another teen. McCahren has pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. Earlier this...
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Two Men Arrested After Saturday Fight in Pierre Neighborhood

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) Two men were arrested Saturday after Pierre officers responded to a call that two people were fighting at Lakeview Court.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says when police arrived, they found that one man had knocked another to the ground and kicked him in the face and head several...
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Richard Benda (SD Tourism and State Development Photo)

Office Upholds AG’s Withholding of Death Records

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the Office of Hearing Examiners has upheld his withholding of the public release of investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director. Richard Benda was found dead in October in a grove of trees near Lake Andes with a fatal shotgun...
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