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R. Kelly: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty…

West Nile virus case confirmed in Brown County

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus of the season in Brown County. State health officials are urging the public to take precautions to help protect themselves against West…

Fireworks not allowed within Spearfish city limits

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Spearfish officials are reminding residents that fireworks are not allowed within city limits or the Black Hills Fire Protection District. Spearfish city ordinance states that no person may sell or cause to be sold, discharge or cause…

DPS names new Wildland Fire Division director

PIERRE, S.D. — On Wednesday, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety has named the new Director of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division. Jay Wickham will take…

Rapid City water conservation measures remain in effect

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City officials are reminding homeowners and residents of the water conservation measures that went into effect June 1. The water restrictions include not watering lawns between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, with odd-numbered…

Know the K9s: RCPD's Police Service Dog Jary

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Not all of the officers with the Rapid City Police Department are human: three are pups. We'll introduce you to each K9 and their handlers through the summer. Senior…

Free summer open swimming at Campbell County Recreation Center

GILLETTE, W.Y. - The Gillette City Council has approved an agreement with Campbell County Parks and Recreation to provide free open swim sessions at the Campbell County Recreation Center Pool. These free sessions will be offered during both the 2022…

North Dakota AG: Fargo abortion clinic must close July 28

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general says the state’s sole abortion clinic must shut down at the end of July, at which time patients will likely head across the Red River to neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota. Attorney General Drew…

Third person pleads not guilty to kidnap, carjacking in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A third person accused of kidnapping an FBI employee and taking his car in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Twenty-three-year-old Lourdes Bonilla made her initial appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Daneta…

Deadwood gaming revenues increase putting them back in black

DEADWOOD, S.D.- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming recently released the May 2022, Deadwood gaming statistics. Deadwood gaming was up 1.77 percent in May. Slot machine revenue increased by 2.34 percent, table gaming decreased by 9.74 percent, and sports betting…

Have fun and stay safe this Fourth of July

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Fireworks are one of the most anticipated events of the summer. It’s hard to imagine a Fourth of July holiday without them. It’s an American tradition that’s both fun and…

Gov. Noem Appoints Mark Vargo as Attorney General

PIERRE, S.D. – Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo has been appointed by Governor Kristi Noem as Attorney General effective Tuesday. “Mark Vargo returns integrity, experience and stability to the…

Firefighter Challenge coming to Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- On Monday, Visit Rapid City announced that the globally recognized Firefighter Challenge will be taking place in Rapid City at Black Hills Harley-Davidson. Opening ceremonies…