Crime

Store attack: 'He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting'

Police say a shooter attacked a grocery store in an upscale suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and killed one person and wounded 12 others before being found dead. Authorities say the suspect in the shooting Thursday afternoon died of an apparent…

Day 4 of search in Florida park for Gabby Petito's boyfriend

A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Sarasota County worker direct a truck carrying excavating equipment into the Carlton Reserve during a search for Brian Laundrie, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Venice, Fla. Laundrie is…

3 members of South Dakota family sentenced for grain fraud

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Three members of a South Dakota family accused of bilking millions from farmers due to risky speculation in the grain business have been sentenced to time behind bars. Jared Steffensen and his wife, Tami Steffensen, pleaded…

Names released in Mondays unattended deaths

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police say they have identified the two victims of what they called unattended deaths that happened Monday night. The call came in around 5:20 p.m. on the evening of September 20 for a report…

RCPD responds to unattended deaths Monday evening

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department are investigating what they call an unattended death. The call came around 5:20 p.m. Monday evening to a residence at 840 North Spruce Street for a report of a gunshot victim.…

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend

Police tape blocks off the home of Brian Laundrie’s parents in North Port, Fla., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Laundrie, 23, was traveling on a cross-country road trip with Gabby Petito, 22, who went missing in August.…

Florida search for Gabby Petito's boyfriend suspended

In this photo provided by North Port Police Department, law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Laundrie is a…

Two state prisoners accused of escape found in Rapid City

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two South Dakota state prison inmates who drove away from a community service project are back in custody. Thomas Wilson and Peyton Laird were assigned to the task in Sioux Falls when they…

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

In this photo provided by North Port Police Department, law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Laundrie is a…

Department of Health warns of scam targeting SD nurses

PIERRE, S.D. — A new scam that is being carried out via threatening phone calls or emails is targeting South Dakota nurses. The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) and the Board of Nursing (BON) released a statement on Wednesday…

RCAS warns parents of illegal TikTok trend

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Area Schools are warning parents and guardians of a new TikTok trend that could lead to legal consequences. A new TikTok trend called "Devious licks" has students across the nation stealing random items…

Kid detained chasing people in Rapid Valley

UPDATE (6:41 P.M. 9/14/21): The owner of the Great Goat Caper has been located, but they are out of town. RAPID CITY, S.D. — A four-legged felon was found…

Haiti pledges to crack down on gangs, fight rise in crime

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government is warning about a spike in kidnappings and other crimes as it pledges to fight gangs. The announcement has drawn retorts from two crime bosses that any crackdown will…

Rapid City man arrested after midnight supermarket robbery

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Rapid City man is in jail after a midnight robbery of a supermarket. Around 12:00 a.m. Thursday morning, Rapid City Police were dispatched to the Family Fare Supermarket on Mountain View Road for a report…

Rapid City man charged with Illegal possession of firearm

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Receipt of a Firearm While Under Indictment. Huya Smoke, 19, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann…

Suspect captured in N. Maple Ave. shooting

UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): Shooting Suspect Nathaniel Gray Eagle has been located and taken into custody without further incident. RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Rapid City Police Department has identified…

RCPD responds to shooting at N. Maple Ave. and Surfwood Drive

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): According to RCPD Support Services Captain Scott Sitts, Around 9:30 a.m. Friday Morning, police were called to a residence near the intersection of North Maple Avenue and Surfwood Drive in response to a report that a juvenile…

Woman banned from Yellowstone after walking on thermal areas

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been sentenced to seven days in jail and is banned from Yellowstone National Park for two years after other tourists captured photos and video of her walking on thermal features in the…

Box Elder man sentenced to life for sex crimes

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Box Elder man convicted of sex crimes was sentenced to life in federal prison on August 17, 2021. Adam R. Swift, 32, of Box Elder, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for Sexual…

PCSO warning about phone scammers

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is hearing from citizens receiving phone calls demanding money. Thieves identifying themselves to be with the Civil Division,…

S.D. court may unseal investigation of billionaire Sanford

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court is weighing whether to unseal a search warrant and affidavits in an investigation into billionaire banker-turned-philanthropist T. Denny Sanford for possible possession of child…

Caregiver arrested in attack on care center resident

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A patient at long-term care center in Fargo has died more than two weeks after police say the resident was assaulted by an employee. Fargo police responded to Maple View Memory Care Aug. 3 on a…

Jury to continue deliberations in North Dakota murder trial

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A jury ended its first day of deliberations without a decision in the trial of a North Dakota chiropractor accused of killing four people. Jurors were dismissed late Thursday afternoon at after about three hours of…

Police probing report of explosive in truck near Capitol

UPDATE (8/19/21 @ 12:35 p.m.): The man who claimed to have bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol has surrendered to law enforcement, ending an hours-long standoff. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as 49-year-old Floyd Ray…

Attorney general blocks prosecution in concealed carry case

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The office of Montana's attorney general has started settlement talks in an assault and concealed-carry case after a county attorney refused to dismiss the concealed carry charges. The case involves a Helena man charged with assaulting…

Lawsuit: Mixup keeps family at gunpoint near Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Missouri family alleges in a federal lawsuit that Yellowstone National Park rangers and Wyoming sheriff’s deputies seeking a murder suspect held them at gunpoint without adequate cause for an hour. Brett and Genalyn Hemry, of…

Sturgis PD reveals 2021 Rally stats

STURGIS, S.D. — The 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially came to an end on Sunday, and the South Dakota DOT has counted a total of 525,768 vehicles that…

Nine charged in Sturgis Rally sex trafficking sting

  STURGIS, S.D. — Every year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists to the Black Hills, and with the rise in tourists comes a rise in certain crimes. During the Rally every year, multiple agencies…