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PHOTOS: Reader-submitted photos of Vineyard Fire in Hot Springs

Cheryl Lathrop submitted this photo of smoke from the Vineyard Fire, which was thick near homes on Saturday in Hot Springs.


Rapid City Police target impaired drivers

Rapid City, S.D. -Ahead of the Labor Day holiday, the Rapid City Police Department will participate in saturation patrols during the nationwide law enforcement mobilization campaign known as ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-15 10:20:00

Woman rescued after being trapped under forklift at Rapid City home build

A woman was hurt Tuesday after being trapped under a piece of equipment at a Habitat for Humanity home build.According to Lt. Jim Bussell, public information officer for Rapid City Fire Department, the fire department responded to 613 Lemmon Ave. in Rapid City just after 1 p.m. after a forklift tipp

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-14 20:00:00

Rapid City man sentenced for stealing $25K from non-profit in Pine Ridge

Kevin S. Lewis, 56, was sentenced to 1 year in federal prison for theft from a program receiving federal funds.

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 22:00:00

Authorities Arrest Suspect in Standoff, Hostage Situation in Box Elder

Authorities say Littrell ran into a backyard, holding two people at gunpoint for a short time. Hostages were able to get away, and Littrell ran from the scene.

KDLT - 2018-08-14 22:04:29

After early playoff exit in 2017, Hill City reloads for 2018

Throughout the summer, the way the 2017 football season ended was all Hill City quarterback Noah Krull could think about, as well as running back and linebacker Tyler Arnold could think about.As the senior leaders worked in the weight room, the team's loss in the playoffs to Kadoka Area was in the f

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 04:17:00

UPDATE: Evacuation orders lifted for Vineyard Fire

Over the course of Saturday evening and Sunday, the fire crept northwest into the hills towards Hot Springs. As of noon Sunday, no property damage had been reported but dozens of homes were near the blaze.


10 year old girl rescued before she could become a hostage

BOX ELDER, S.D. (KOTA TV) -Investigators are still piecing together the facts of a hostage situation in Box Elder.Tuesday afternoon, the Special Response Team took 31-year-old Justin Grant Littrell of Yankton into custody after shooting at police earlier that morning. He briefly took two hostages be

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-15 17:31:00

Ditech to shutter Rapid City call center next year; 450 jobs will be lost

The Fort Washington, Pa., and St. Paul, Minn., based mortgage lending and servicing firm confirmed via an email statement its decision to close the Rapid City call center in November 2019.

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 23:00:00

Construction company bids for failed Rippin' Rapids water park

With the death of the previous owner, Bob Akers, the property went up for auction Tuesday morning.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-14 17:27:00

Police special response unit responds to Box Elder; reports of shots fired

BOX ELDER | The Rapid City/Pennington County Special Response Unit is responding to a situation in Box Elder.Pennington County Sheriff's Office posted on social media Tuesday morning asking people to avoid the area of Freude Lane.Get breaking news sent instantly to your inboxAt 10:30 a.m., much of t

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-14 16:45:00

Fire near Hot Springs grows to 180 acres; as many as 70 structures threatened

The Vineyard Fire burning Saturday near Hot Springs.Courtesy Martin Volunteer Fire DepartmentA fire that started one mile east of Hot Springs grew to 180 acres overnight and as many as 70 structures are threatened.The Vineyard Fire started at approximately one mile east of Hot Springs just off of st


Rapid City man sentenced for receiving 'over a thousand images' of child porn

A Rapid City man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison and five years supervised release for receiving "over a thousand images" of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Gordon Bagneschi, 22, was charged in September 2017 and was sentenced Monday.A press release says

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-14 22:00:00

Six arrested in sex trafficking sting during Sturgis rally

Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday his office worked in conjunction with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City police, Sturgis police and the state Division of Criminal Investigation on the sting which took place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-08-14 16:25:04

Water park auction set for Tuesday

As reported earlier in the Journal, the Rippin’ Rapids Water Park & Resort at 621 East Mall Drive, goes on the auction block on Tuesday


Vineyard Fire Still At Five Percent Contained

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - The Fall River County Sheriff's Office says as of Monday morning, the Vineyard Fire is at 486 acres and only five percent contained.


Wagon train will retrace historic stage run, Custer Expedition route

The historic view made during the 1874 Black Hills Expedition looks across a group of tents to mountains beyond, three miles east of present-day Custer. This area can be explored during a commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the Expedition, a fundraiser hosted by the Custer County Historical So


About 10 structures threatened by Alkan Fire in Hermosa

Around four in the afternoon, Rapid City Fire Department public information officer, Jim Bussell, said they didn't have an idea of the containment percentage but that 10 structures will be threatened until fully contained.


Rapid City homes, vehicles hit by vandals

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -Rapid City police are investigating a rash of vandalism to homes and vehicles.Police report that windows were broken in more than a dozen vehicles and several homes between Friday and Saturday during the nighttime. Police believe the vandals used a pellet gun.Vandalism was r


Vineyard Fire spreads at Hot Springs, SD - Wildfire Today

Above: The Vineyard Fire near Hot Springs, South Dakota, August 11, 2018. Photo by Wendee Pettis.