Crime

Suspect arrested in Marquette Drive shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A 22-year-old, Kyle, S.D. woman has been charged with one count of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault in relation to a shooting incident that took place on November 29 on Marquette Drive in Rapid…

Police chief: 3 shot in fight at North Carolina mall

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A police chief says three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving. Authorities said in the late…

30 years in prison for defendant in drug conspiracy case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy case. Acting U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes announced Thursday that Wicahpe “Chops” Milk was sentenced on charges of conspiracy…

Search warrants unsealed in probe of billionaire Sanford

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Search warrants have been unsealed in the investigation into South Dakota billionaire T. Denny Sanford. The search warrants show investigators looked into his email account in 2019. Law…

Counterfeit bills spotted in Deadwood

DEADWOOD, S.D. —First National Bank has announced that counterfeit $100 bills have been reported in Deadwood. These bills resemble legitimate $100 bills at first glance, but upon closer inspection the words "For Motion Picture Copy Money" are printed on the…

South Dakota man charged with killing 3, wounding 2 others

SCOTLAND, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been charged with murder and other counts for allegedly gunning down his ex-girlfriend, her father and another woman, and wounding his ex-girlfriend’s mother and a young child. The Yankton Press and…

US Capitol rioter seeks asylum in Belarus, state TV reports

Police stand guard after holding off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of…

One of 3 men shot in Sioux Falls has died, police said

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police say one of three men shot in the parking lot of a Sioux Falls business over the weekend has died of his injuries. At a briefing Monday, police spokesman Sam Clemens said a 37-year-old…

UPDATE: Rapid City inmate back in custody

UPDATE (11/8/2021 @ 6:45 a.m.): Christian White Face is back in custody after failing to return to the Community Work Center on Sunday. White Face returned to the facility overnight. RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City inmate was placed on…

Analyst who aided Trump-Russia dossier is arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian analyst who provided information for a dossier of research used during the Trump-Russia investigation has been charged with lying to the FBI when questioned about his work. A grand jury indictment issued in federal court…

US asks UK court to permit extradition of WikiLeaks' Assange

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government has asked Britain’s High Court to overturn a judge’s decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. A lower court judge who refused extradition…

RCPD seeking cell phone video tied to Surfwood homicide

UPDATE (10/25/2021 @ 1:55 p.m.): The Rapid City Police Department has released additional information about Tuesday's stabbing on Surfwood Drive. Law enforcement now believes that a group of witnesses were present when the stabbing occurred, and that events around the time…

Hot Springs police seek help locating hit and run suspect

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — The Hot Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect or vehicle. The incident happened in front of Carquest Auto Parts earlier Saturday. The suspect vehicle is a…

Rapid City inmate placed on escape status

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Minimum-security inmate Nathaniel Buckley has been placed on escape status after leaving his community service jobsite in Rapid City Thursday. Buckley is described by the South…

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder in the 2018 high school massacre in…

Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Last week police in southern Oregon raided a site that had roughly two tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. Jackson County Commissioners say the surge in industrial-scale illegal marijuana growing operations is so serious…

RCPD asking for public input through community survey

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Every three years, the Rapid City Police Department conducts a community-wide survey as part of their Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation. The RCPD has been CALEA-accredited since 1990. The 2021 survey is…

Rapid City PD moving toward more competitive pay for officers

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department is taking a step towards more competitive pay for their officers. Moving forward in Wednesday's Legal and Finance Meeting is an agreement between the City and the South Dakota Fraternal Order…

Minimum-security inmate placed on escape status

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Community Work Center has placed a minimum-security inmate on escape status. Inmate Timothy Mitchell failed to return to the Rapid City Community Work Center at the appointed time following a shift at his…

Two Colorado men convicted in shooting of Pine Ridge man

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two Colorado men were found guilty for an execution-style shooting of a Pine Ridge man that took place in October of 2016. Francisco Villanueva, 43, and Adan Corona, 35, of Denver, Colorado, were convicted September 29,…

US jury convicts leader of neo-Nazi threat campaign

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury in Seattle has convicted a leader of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states. The jury deliberated for 90 minutes Wednesday before convicting 25-year-old Kaleb Cole of five felony…