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Pennington County Sheriff's Office Submits New Picture Of Missing Girl

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office released a new photo of Serenity Dennard. The photo was taken the day the 9-year-old went missing from Children's Home Society.


New status hearing set for Rapid City teen charged with manslaughter

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A judge agreed to continue a status hearing a month from now for the Rapid City teen accused of shooting and killing his friend at a Keystone Apartment last June.


Rapid City woman pleads guilty to being accessory in 2017 murder

Less than two weeks before her trial was set to begin, the woman accused of being an accessory to the shooting death of Clinton Farlee in 2017, pleaded guilty in Pennington County Court Thursday.


A never-before-seen look into the Rapid City SRT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - What happens when a situation escalates beyond the capabilities of a regular police officer?. What happens during a hostage situation or standoff?. That's when the Special Response Team is called. A team specially trained with certain tools to protect the community.


Important dates regarding this spring’s municipal election

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City municipal elections are coming up this spring and petition deadlines are around the corner. Positions on the June 4th ballot include the mayor and five seats for the city’s common council. The mayor will serve for 4 years and council members will serve 3 years.


Man found dead in a North Rapid City park

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Rapid City police are investigating the unattended death of a man found in Thompson Park, off of North LaCrosse Street. The man, who is possibly in his mid-30s, was discovered around 11 a.m. Friday. Police were called to the park about an unconscious man in the picnic sh


Police investigating unattended death at Rapid City park

Rapid City Police say they're investigating the death of a man they found in Thomson Park. Police got a call a little before 11 a.m. Friday about an unconscious man in the picnic shelter at the park, according to a news release from the Rapid City Police Department. The man, in his mid-30s, was dead


Snow Removal services downtown this Sunday night

RAPID CITY, S.D. – If you’re headed downtown this weekend be aware that snow removal crews will be at work. Destination Rapid City, the BID board, and the City of Rapid City partnered to provide snow removal services downtown. On Sunday night at 9 p.m. crews will clear Main St., St. Joseph St., and


Authorities Give Update on Search for Missing Pennington Co. 9-Year-Old

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. – Pennington County officials are giving an update in the search for missing 9-year-old Serenity Dennard who ran away from the Black Hills Children’s Home on Sunday, February 3, 2019.


Feeding South Dakota Launches New Trailer In Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Feeding South Dakota launched the newest addition of its fleet this week in Rapid City. You can see the custom built 2019 30-foot enclosed Featherlite trailer. It's a mobile food pantry designed to bring nutritious foods to the most food insecure neighborhoods in Rapid City.


Two Cents comments for Feb. 22

"Well-regulated" means your gun is clean, you know how to use it, and you have plenty of ammunition. It doesn't mean layer upon layer of (probably incompetent) supervision. If threatening possible death on cigarette packaging doesn't deter smokers, then how do stiffer jail sentences for drug offende


4 men cited after RCPD sex trafficking operation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Rapid City police snagged four men in a sex trafficking sting Thursday. The four were cited for the offense of hiring for sexual activity, a misdemeanor, after they responded to an undercover prostitution operation at a Rapid City hotel.


Serenity Dennard's cousin creates a viral petition

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The petition went live on change.org last week. This campaign would send a text and TV broadcast alert for a missing or endangered child, similar to an Amber Alert.


Conservative Catholic group says it's investigating former Rapid City bishop

A small but outspoken Catholic group is hosting a meeting Saturday in Rapid City to "gather information" on Cardinal Blase Cupich, a former bishop of Rapid City. Cupich is promoting a "pro-homosexual agenda" as the cardinal of Chicago, Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) wrote in one of its recent ads in


State reaches plea deal with South Dakota woman in attempted murder, arson case

MITCHELL, S.D. — A former Mitchell woman originally accused of trying to kill her ex-husband and setting her house on fire pleaded no contest to aggravated assault Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21.


Officials hope “behavior based” ordinance will make downtown Rapid City safer

Panhandling in downtown areas is nothing new and a change in a Rapid City ordinance aims to address behavioral problems deemed a public safety risk. Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris says the change to the ordinance has been two years in the making and combined with other efforts, is making a dif


Students jump rope to honor a beloved teacher

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Students from Meadowbrook Elementary School came out to jump rope for a teacher who was near and dear to their hearts. Loren Kambestad also known as Coach K was a P.E. teacher and track coach. He worked within the school district for about 30 years and was involved with track throu


Black Hills Wedding Market kicks off Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - It is almost that time of year-- the wedding season!. And to help brides-to-be as well as grooms-to-be, the Black Hills Wedding Market kicks off Saturday.


A Minnesota man arrested in the 2017 Sturgis Rally sex sting operation receives a five-year prison sentence

RAPID CITY, S.D., (KOTA TV) - Minnesota man, Daniel Wasner, is sentenced to five years in prison for attempted child pornography at the 2017 Sturgis Rally. Daniel Wasner is one of nine men arrested in a sex trafficking sting operation at the Sturgis Rally and earlier pleaded guilty to attempted rece


Downtown business district board seeks grant applications

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Rapid City's downtown Business Improvement District (BID) board is continuing to accept applications to award matching grants to assist in funding downtown improvements and economic development projects. The BID board plans to award up to six $15,000 grants.