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State Exploring Telehealth Options for Drug Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Social Services is exploring using telemedicine services to help drug and alcohol abusers in remote parts of the state stay sober and out of prison. State officials say the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a $100,000 to the department to figure out how to...
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Judge to Issue Decision on Motions in McCahren Case Within the Next Few Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two-day motions hearing in the case of Braiden McCahren wrapped up late this morning in a Pierre courtroom.  The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.  He was indicted for the charges after the shooting death at the...
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McCahren Motions Hearing Continues Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This morning brings the start of the second day of a motions hearing for Braiden McCahren, a Pierre teen charged in the shooting death of another youth in December of 2012. The 18-year-old McCahren has entered not guilty pleas to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault....
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Slumped in July

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month earlier. A report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped more than 3 1/2 percentage points in July, to 57.0. The index had risen slightly in June,...
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