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Deaths in vehicle crashes up 38% in South Dakota last year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 141 people died in traffic crashes in 2020, increasing 38% from a year earlier. The number of crashes in which the fatalities occurred was 132 last year according…

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and sanctions against dozens of people and companies. The moves are to hold the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking…

SD DOH: 235 total new COVID-19 cases, one death statewide

PIERRE, S.D. — On Thursday, the South Dakota Department of Health reported 178 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 106,069. 57 of the 235 total cases are considered as new probable…

Vaccine updates from the SD Department of Health

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With the Johnson and Johnson vaccine put on pause, the South Dakota Department of Health reports no cases of blood clots. The vaccine was put on hold while health experts investigate…

Toyota recalls Venza SUVs to fix air bag wiring problem

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 280,000 Venza SUVs in the U.S. because a wiring problem could stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years. Documents…

Three-car crash on Deadwood Ave.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A three-vehicle crash occurred late Wednesday in Rapid City and it happened shortly after the driver left the scene of a hit-and-run. The chain reaction happened around 4:00 p.m. on…

Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to announce new sanctions in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference. That's according to a senior administration official who confirmed…

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, has died in prison. Madoff’s death at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, was confirmed by his lawyer and the Bureau…

Douglas School Districts Superintendent on paid leave of absence

The Douglas School Board approved a paid leave of absence for Douglas School District Superintendent Alan Kerr that will run until June 30th. The board also approved the assistant superintendent, Ann Pettit, to take over during Kerr's absence. She'll get…

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