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Pringle man found guilty of raping, kidnapping ex-girlfriend

A Pringle man has been found guilty of raping, kidnapping and committing other crimes against his ex-girlfriend in 2017 in Custer County. During a five-day trial in late January and early February, a Custer County jury found Harry David Evans, 61, guilty of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree rap


Five significant February weather events in South Dakota

Five significant February weather events in South Dakota.


Custer doctor named president of medical organization

A doctor in Custer is the new president of the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Lisa Brown, a Family Medicine specialist at Regional Health Custer Hospital and Clinic was announced as president during the group's winter seminar over the weekend.


South Dakota Getting Closer To Legalized Industrial Hemp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota could soon have legal industrial hemp. House Bill 1191 was introduced last month. If passed, the bill would make it legal to grow, produce, and process industrial hemp.


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation boosts West River projects

The South Dakota elk population got some help in 2018 in the form of $114,000. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation committed that money to fund 25 projects in 15 counties, including three projects that focus on Fall River, Custer, Meade, Lawrence and Pennington counties.


Custer boys get past Golddiggers

The Custer boys' basketball team moved to .500 with a 69-50 win over Lead-Deadwood Thursday night in Custer. The Wildcats led 32-21 at halftime and are now 9-9 on the season. Brody Martinez paced Custer with 18 points, Nolan Patzlaff scored 12 points and Daniel Sedlacek added 10 points.


Search for missing 9-year-old resumes in western South Dakota

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - Search and rescue groups took advantage of warmer temperatures on Wednesday. Feb. 13, to resume looking for a 9-year-old girl who's been missing for more than a week.


RC Stevens repeats as regional champions; sends 13 to state wrestling tournament

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Regional wrestling tournaments were held across the state on Saturday with grapplers fighting for a top four finish and a spot in the state tournament next weekend in Rapid City.


STM girls shut down Hot Springs

The St. Thomas More girls' basketball pitched a shutout in the third quarter and ran past Hot Springs 53-10 Friday night at the STM Gym. The Cavaliers led 16-3 at the end of the first period and 29-7 at halftime.


VA Black Hills reconfiguration plans on hold, but still looming

Employee and patient vehicles fill a parking lot on the east end of the Hot Springs VAMC campus this past Monday morning. While they announced plans to reconfigure the Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System are currently on hold and awaiting a review process, local “Save The VA” volunteers


Sturgis girls rally late to beat Red Cloud

Loralee Stock hit 8-of-10 from the free-throw line in the final minute to lift the Sturgis girls' basketball team to a 68-60 win over Red Cloud Saturday in Pine Ridge. The game was tied at 57-57 before Red Cloud was called for a technical foul, an intentional foul and two Lady Crusader turnovers tha


Black Hills Search Crews Out On Wednesday Looking For Missing Girl

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - Nearly 20 people searched land near the Black Hills Children's Home Society on Wednesday looking for a girl who has been missing for 10 days. Search crews from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Search and Rescue, and Rockervil


Black Hills foundation gives $100K to help Red Cross buy new emergency response vehicle

Emergency response in the region got a boost, thanks to a hefty grant from a Black Hills-based philanthropic group to the American Red Cross. The John T. Vucurevich Foundation gifted $100,000 to the American Red Cross in Central and Western South Dakota in December, according to a news release from


Tuesday Basketball Roundup: No. 3 St. Thomas More outlasts Hot Springs

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Sturgis Scoopers handed the Hot Springs boys basketball team its first in-state loss of the season on February 8. However, the Bison responded the following night and beat Red Cloud, 55-49.


Tough week for Lady Bison

12-61 Scoring leader: Kennedy Seaman 8 points.


Search For Young Children’s Home Runaway Halted Due To Weather

ROCKERVILLE, SD — The search for a missing nine-year-old South Dakota girl has been put on hold due to rough winter weather. It has been more than a week since anyone has heard from Serenity Dennard.


Bison basketball picks up two wins and a loss

The Hot Springs boys basketball team played three games last week. Winning their first against Douglas at home, losing their second to Sturgis at home and winning against Red Cloud at Red Cloud.


Search For Serenity Put On Hold

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - The search is being put on hold. More than a week later and Serenity Dennard is still missing in the Black Hills. The nine-year-old girl was last seen on February 3, after leaving the Children's Home Society near Rockerville.


A woman near the Black Hills Children's Home makes purple ribbons to honor Serenity Dennard

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Serenity Dennard has been missing for 10 days now. But one woman who lives near the Black Hills Children's Home where 9-year-old Serenity disappeared is making special ribbons to show support for the young girl's family.


Big weekend push to find missing girl ends without breakthrough

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (KOTA TV) -- A massive weekend effort to find a 9-year old girl missing in the rugged Black Hills terrain for a week ended Sunday without a breakthrough -- and searchers say the only thing they can do now is wait for a break in the weather that doesn't seem to be in the forecast.