01, Sep 2014 - SD high court strikes down forced DUI blood tests
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota law that allowed blood to be drawn from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court found in a ru
01, Sep 2014 - Sioux Falls, SD Ex-South Dakota prosecutor pleads not guilty to child rape charg - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News
PIERRE -- A former South Dakota county prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen on Tuesday entered his plea at the federal court in Pierre.
01, Sep 2014 - Former prosecutor now facing federal sex charges - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sport
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court. Former Walworth County State's Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County.
01, Sep 2014 - Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Spo
RAPID CITY - A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children.
31, Aug 2014 - Clay, SD South Dakota law gives offenders lesser punishment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Drug addicts, thieves and repeat drunken drivers don't go to prison in South Dakota anymore. Instead, they go to the county jail, and then go on probation. Some go straight to treatment, spend time in drug or courts for driving under the ...
30, Aug 2014 - Judge rules in favor of Myers for ballot change - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports
A federal judge ruled Monday that South Dakota independent gubernatorial candidate Michael Myers can change his running mate on the November ballot. Myers original pick for lieutenant governor withdrew from the race, citing family health issues.
04, Apr 2014 - Butte, SD SD man gets 40 months in prison in assault case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Federal authorities say a central South Dakota man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for an assault conviction. The U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls on Thursday announced the sentence of 19-year-old Joseph Anthony Little Star. The Eagle Butte man was also ...
04, Apr 2014 - Sioux Falls, SD Prosecution rests in SD death penalty trial
The prosecution has rested in the death penalty trial of a man who killed a South Dakota hospice nurse in her Sioux Falls home.
03, Apr 2014 - Jury to weigh death penalty in carjack killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A man who could face the death penalty for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plan to assassinate President Barack Obama has a history of mental illness and his life should be spared, his attorney argued Wednesday.
02, Apr 2014 - Jury to weigh death penalty in carjack killing
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney says a South Dakota man who could face the death penalty for killing a woman as part of a plan to assassinate President Barack Obama has a history of mental illness and his life should be spared.
01, Apr 2014 - Day, SD Inmates care for Sioux Falls Area Humane Society puppies
Sioux Falls prison inmates are caring for a special group of orphaned puppies. The Paroled Pups Program at the South Dakota State Penitentiary is giving inmates a chance to work with and train a group of puppies, which will later be adopted.
29, Aug 2012 - Sioux Falls, SD Victim's mom raises funds to watch killer's execution
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A woman whose 9-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and slashed to death in South Dakota 22 years ago is trying to raise money so she can attend the convicted killer's execution.