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Former child leader sentenced to 40 years for child rape, sexual touching

A Box Elder man who worked at a preschool and in youth sports was sentenced Wednesday in state court to 40 years in prison for raping one young boy and sexually touching another.Trevor Lone Hill, 28, was sentenced by Judge Craig Pfeifle, who said Lone Hill caught the boys in his "evil web" by purpos

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 10:00:00

Fatal Tilford fire caused by 'cigarette being smoked in bed while on oxygen'

The cause of a September fire that killed a Tilford man and a firefighter from Sturgis has been released by the Meade County Sheriff's office.Sheriff Ron Merwin said in a one-sentence email Wednesday morning the fire was caused by "a cigarette being smoked in bed while on oxygen." The fire was inves

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 15:00:00

Kadoka Area's Hudson Johnson leads Kougars into state playoffs

Kadoka Area running back Hudson Johnson, 82, looks for running room against Faith earlier in the season. The Kougars open 9B playoffs tonight at Harding County.Courtesy Carrie Loibl, Carrie Ann Photography

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 02:00:00

Former treasurer pleads not guilty to embezzling money from church group

The former treasurer of a women's Methodist group pleaded not guilty Tuesday in state court to embezzling money from the organization.Madeline Arnold, 54, was indicted for aggregated grand theft by embezzlement after taking $5,650 from United Methodist Women, a state's attorney said during Arnold's

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 10:30:00

Spearfish football players to don pink jerseys Thursday night

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and mammograms are the best weapon against it. Regional Health Spearfish offers 2D mammograms as well as the new Genius 3D Mammograms, which can aid in early detection, even in dense br

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 11:00:00

Two Cents comments for Oct. 17

Billie Sutton is indeed a fresh new face in politics. I have lived in west river for 45 years and never heard of him before he entered the race for governor this year. Kristi Noem, however, has years of experience in representing South Dakota.

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 12:00:00

Rapid City Regional Airport goes green - KNBN NewsCenter1

The green roof was installed by Jason Phillips, a graduate student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The rooftop is planted in sedums, which are small flowering plants that can handle the constant climate changes in Rapid City.

NEWSCENTER1.TV - 2018-10-17 22:30:41

Raiders' Hagen put on paid administrative leave

Rapid City Stevens head football coach Scott Hagen will miss the rest of the season after being placed on paid administrative leave.Hagen, in his sixth year at the helm with the Raiders, will not coach again this season. Stevens, 1-7, closes the regular season tonight against cross-town rival Rapid

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 23:30:00

BHSU awarded for beautifying Spearfish - KNBN NewsCenter1

The award recognizes a local business or organization for their overall beautification efforts, enhancing our community visually, and making it inviting for current and potential residents.

NEWSCENTER1.TV - 2018-10-17 18:38:55

Christian Howes Quartet concert Oct. 26 in Spearfish

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center hosts Christian Howes Quartet: Southern Exposure, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, when jazz violinist Christian Howes embarks upon a quest into the French Mediterranean/Spanish, and Latin American musical worlds. Inspired by his album, “Southern Exposure,” blu

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-10-16 17:30:00

Three injured in two-vehicle crash near Custer

Erik Swanson, 70, and Mary Beth Swanson, 65, both occupants of the Land Rover, were taken by ambulance to the hospital. According to a release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, the Swansons were reported as having serious but non-life threatening injuries.

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 02:00:00

Semi pulling another semi crashes, causes highway shutdown

A semi-truck pulling another semi crashed Wednesday morning on Interstate 90 near Piedmont, shutting down the eastbound lanes for about 90 minutes.The crash happened near mile marker 48 around 8:38 a.m., said Tony Mangan, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

RAPID CITY JOURNAL - 2018-10-17 17:48:00

Mountain lion killed in Deadwood area

Trenton Haffley with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks says the 1 1/2-year-old, 77-pound male lion was located by the state houndsman and his dogs just outside of town the next day.


Regional Health Hospital is helping parents grieve the loss of a child

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month and while it may be difficult for families to cope with the loss of an infant, the Rapid City Regional Hospital has a new device that is meant to help families with this process called a CuddleCot.The CuddleCot


Full crowd expected for Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser to benefit the Spearfish Food Pantry and the Lord’s Cupboard, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Deadwood Social Club, featuring homemade soups for a $10 donation, which earns attendees the right to pick a pottery bowl free. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad PearsonClic

BLACK HILLS PIONEER - 2018-10-16 17:30:00

Mountain Lion that was killed posed threat to public - KNBN NewsCenter1

DEADWOOD, S.D. – A mountain lionwas killed Tuesdaynear the town of Deadwood, and some residents are asking why.John Canta, a regional supervisor with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks said that they have protocols when it comes to mountain lions and public safety.An example stated would be that any


Five die in fire-related incidents in month-long period

Five people have died in fire-related incidents within a month-long period in the Black Hills area.On Sept. 8, a Tilford man died after his house caught on fire, and a responding firefighter died when a propane tank exploded.On Oct. 3, a man died from a fire inside his mobile home in Custer.


Deadwood's historic Franklin Hotel getting a new parapet

DEADWOOD | Another step in restoring a landmark western South Dakota hotel to its original luster is underway, with the rebuilding of a decorative parapet atop the historic Franklin Hotel in downtown Deadwood.“This is truly going to bring back what was part of the historic landscape of Deadwood from


United flight makes unexpected landing in Rapid City - KNBN NewsCenter1

The original flight, operated through SkyWest Airlines, was scheduled from Jamestown, North Dakota to Denver.


A new ordinance in Lead will try to keep the noise down

LEAD, S.D. (KOTA TV) -Less noise in Lead, that's what the people hope for anyway as a new ordinance is about to become a law that will help officials measure how much noise is too much noise.

KOTATV.COM - 2018-10-16 17:29:00