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SD Court System Moves to Electronic Filing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers will be able to submit filings in South Dakota courts online by the end of January. The move to optional electronic filing in criminal cases will be followed in March by the online filing in civil cases, such as divorces, lawsuits or protection orders. State...
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SD Highway Patrol Gets $8,500 to Buy Drug Dog

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is getting $8,500 to buy a police service dog that will be used in drug investigations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the money comes from the state Drug Control Fund, which holds money taken from people engaged in criminal activities. Jackley says the addition of...
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US spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every American’s telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two other federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the NSA phone collection...
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Bullhead Man Sentenced For Domestic Assault By A Habitual Offender

PIERRE, S.D. – (USDOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man convicted of Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender was sentenced on December 30, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Derek Archambault, a/k/a John Martinez, age 31, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, 3 years of...
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