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Pierre Police Chief Talks About Assistance Offered by Crisis Team Following Tuesday Shooting—Court Records Detail What Investigators Found at Home Where Shooting Occurred

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group made up of representatives from various entities has been meeting to lay out ways to help local citizens or students who need someone to talk to-since a Tuesday night shooting in Pierre. A 16-year-old Pierre boy-Dalton Williams of Pierre-died after the shooting and another 16-year-old was taken...
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Leola Man Given Five Years in Prison for January Stabbing in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Leola man was sentenced yesterday to spend five years in the state penitentiary for his guilty pleas to Attempted Aggravated Assault and DUI-1st.  22-year-old Eric Grabowska was indicted earlier this year on alternate counts of Aggravated Assault; along with Possession of Marijuana (Less Than Two Ounces), DUI-1st and...
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Funeral Services Set for Pierre Teen Who Was Victim of a Tuesday Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services for a Pierre teen who died after a shooting Tuesday have been set.  The Feigum Funeral Home says visitation for Dalton R. Williams has been set from noon to one p.m. on Saturday, December 22 at Faith Lutheran Church.  The funeral service will begin at one that...
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Rush to Cash Checks Collapses SD Bank Floor

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the floor of a bank on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in central South Dakota collapsed after tribal members rushed to the business to cash about $6 million in trust settlement checks. The Daily Republic reports the floor of bank dropped 2 feet Tuesday. No one was injured...
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Midwest Hit by Its First Major Snowstorm of Season

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The first major snowstorm to hit the Midwest this season is sweeping across the region, shuttering schools and creating dangerous driving conditions. Forecasters are warning that heavy snowfall coupled with strong winds will create blizzard conditions Thursday from Kansas to Wisconsin. The weather is also threatening to cause delays...
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Daugaard Asks Drivers to be Safe During Holidays

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking travelers to be patient on state highways as the busy Christmas and New Year’s holiday seasons approach. Daugaard is asking travelers to allow more time for the heavier traffic and for winter travel conditions. He also is asking travelers to designate sober drivers for...
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Pierre PD Offers More Information on Tuesday Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here is a statement from the Pierre Police Department on the shooting incident that occurred in Pierre Tuesday: On December 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM officers from the Pierre Police Department responded to a call of a gun shot in the 400 block of North Buchanan Avenue. When officers...
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SD Teen Dies in Shooting After Paintball Argument-Another Teen Arrested

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two 16-year-old boys argued over a past paintball incident before one fatally shot his friend in the chest with a semi-automatic shotgun. Dalton Williams of Pierre was found lying in the entryway of the accused shooter’s house about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the...
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Federal incentives for Wind Set to Expire Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wind energy advocates and South Dakota congressional members are worried that key federal incentives for wind power could expire in less than two weeks as negotiations over the fiscal cliff dominate lawmakers’ efforts. The Production Tax Credit provides a 2.2-cent tax break for every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced from...
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Federal Fugitive Caught in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a federal fugitive has been captured in Rapid City. The Rapid City Journal reports that he U.S. Marshals Service and local authorities arrested 22-year-old Barry Allman shortly before noon on Tuesday. Authorities say Allman was furloughed from Hughes County Jail in Pierre in late November to attend...
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