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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.’


Box Elder shooter charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, more

The man whoopened fire on a Box Elder police officer beforetaking two hostages and fleeing into a home occupied by a 10-year-old is being charged with a bevy of crimes, including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault of an officer, possession of a controlled substance with intent to dist

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 19:40:00

Rapid City man fights charges in drug case

In January 2017, two Spearfish residents overdosed on the synthetic drug fentanyl.Within a month, law enforcement investigators had cast a wide net and made multiple arrests. In June, a grand jury recommended filing 50 felony drug counts against nine Northern Hills residents, including supposed king

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 11:00:00

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


Box Elder standoff suspect held on $2 million bond

Littrell is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault and several firearms charges. If convicted, he could face up to 270 years in prison.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 13:01:00

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


Ditech closing Rapid City Call center in 2019, cutting 450 jobs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA)About 450 people will be without a job come next year as one mortgage, lending, and servicing firm closes the doors to its call center in Rapid City.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 18:17:00

Rapid City shop opens with secret recipe vegan ice creme

Jarvis and his wife, Kim, opened DeVine Delights vegan ice creme — not cream since his product is dairy free — parlor and deli in Rapid City in May. They serve vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice creme daily, plus five additional flavors such as bananas foster, mango, peanut butter, mocha and cook

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 11:00:00

Rapid City Fire raise awareness of lifesaving app

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -It's been less than a year since Rapid City Fire Department launched the lifesaving app PulsePoint in Rapid City and Pennington County.Currently around 1,400 people downloaded this app and around 1,000 people enabled CPR alerts.When someone suffers cardiac arrest the app

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 18:36:00

Rapid City students can expect larger classes, forced transfers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -As Rapid City’s population grows in some areas, including Rapid Valley, the school district is left with two unpopular options.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 12:13:00

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

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

Rapid City water rates on the rise

Dan Coon says, "Capital improvement costs can be anything from replacing a water line in the street to a new reservoir, to pumping stations, those types of things. The third component is without a rate adjustment over the last five years, we've spent down our reserves or essentially our savings acco

KOTATV.COM - 2018-08-16 10:08:00

State agency: Sturgis rally sees more than 500K vehicles

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — More than half a million vehicles rolled into South Dakota's rural Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a jump from last year's count, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-15 20:04:51

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


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.


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 Area School District seeking more workers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -The first day of school is almost here, but the Rapid City Area School District needs more hands on deck.


Rapid City Christian hopes to build off last year's success

The 2016 football season for the Rapid City Christian Comets was a low for the program. With only two seniors on the roster with no experience, coach Ron McLaughlin gave a heavy dose of playing time to a group of sophomores, and the team went 0-8.Now those sophomores are seniors, and after a 4-5 201


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.