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NEW: Man arrested for armed robbery at Watertown convenience store
WATERTOWN, S.D.—Watertown police arrested a man Monday on Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault charges. Officers were called to Cenex at 1601 9th Avenue Southeast at 4:30 p.m. on a report of a man armed with a knife threatening staff inside the convenience store.
NEW: Noem names Watertown resident her Secretary for Veterans Affairs
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor-elect Kristi Noem today announced that Greg Whitlock will join her administration as Secretary for Veterans Affairs. “The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs should operate as a rally point, providing resources, support, and guidance to the state’s 72,000 veterans,” s
Watertown Police drug arrests for Dec. 10-16
• On Monday, Dec. 10, Watertown Police officers responded to an apartment in the 500 block of 16th Avenue NE at about 8:30 a.m. While on scene officers conducted a parole search of the apartment. Officers located trace amounts of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The renter, a 34-year-old fema
In honor of - Bunde
Edgar Bunde will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house hosted by his family on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 200 South Maple Place. No gifts, please. If unable to attend, cards may be sent to him at 200 South Maple Place Apt. 104, Watertown, SD, 57201.
Looking to replace an old bridge
Pending the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s possible approval of a grant application, one of Watertown’s oldest, and its most structurally deficient, bridges may be replaced in 2020.
Watertown gas prices ticking down toward $2.00 a gallon
WATERTOWN, S.D.—Gasoline prices in Watertown and across South Dakota are ticking down toward the $2.00 a gallon mark. The website www.sdgasprices.com reports that the statewide average for regular unleaded is $2.32 a gallon.
NEW: Watertown exploring changes in what triggers, “snow alert” (Audio)
WATERTOWN, S.D.—Watertown could be making some changes in the future in the criteria that’s used to trigger a snow alert. Right now, an alert is issued when Watertown gets at least a two inch snowfall.
Watertown Street Superintendent says snowplow operators in short supply (Audio)
WATERTOWN, S.D.— The superintendent of the Watertown Street Department gave a report to the city council Monday night on plowing operations in the city last winter. Rob Beynon says there were 19 events that required the city to roll out its full complement of plows and sanding trucks.
Salvation Army enjoying season of giving
That jingle you’ve been hearing since Nov. 16 is more than just Christmas bells. It’s the sound of coins — along with other forms of currency — rattling into Salvation Army’s kettles placed in Watertown. Through the first 11 days of December, SA had collected more than half of its $75,000 seasonal g
NEW: One person injured, one arrested in Watertown shooting
WATERTOWN, S.D.—One person was taken to the hospital Friday night after Watertown police and Fire Rescue paramedics were called to a Watertown home on a report of a person with a gunshot wound.
Donations made to Prairie Lakes cancer patients
WATERTOWN, S.D.–Gracious community members are warming hearts this holiday season at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. The Carlson Family of Watertown donated a beautiful Christmas tree for cancer patients to enjoy; included with the tree are blessing bulbs. Patients and their loved ones can pick a b
NEW: Watertown eye doctor shares her story of drug addiction; path to sobriety (Audio)
WATERTOWN, S.D.—September 30, 2016. That’s the day Dr. Melanie Weiss hit rock bottom. She was in the back of a Watertown police squad car, in handcuffs, and being taken to jail after she was caught leaving a home she had entered in a desperate search for the painkilling drugs she’d become addicted t
South Dakota man gets 20 years for manslaughter
WATERTOWN S.D. — A 38-year-old Watertown man was sentenced to 20 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, for killing a 28-year-old Watertown man last April.
Heroes Event scheduled to boost local blood supply
Watertown, SD- Watertown Police and Fire Departments will compete to see which department can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply during the holidays in the 17th Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges”.
Boys & Girls Club giving free access to kids in December
During the season of giving, the Watertown Boys & Girls Club is giving all Watertown youth access to its new and improved facility free of charge. Throughout the month of December, all youths ranging in age from first grade to high school seniors have the opportunity to learn, play and grow through
Schoon, Miller win titles at Madison Invitational
MADISON – Jacob Schoon was dominant and Gus Miller also placed first as the Bobcats finished seventh in the team standings at the Madison Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. Schoon pinned his way to the title at 182 pounds while improving to 9-0 on the season.
Accidental shooting leads to injury, arrest
Jacob Kenton, age 19 of Watertown, has been charged with three offenses following the accidental shooting of another individual Friday night. Watertown police were called to the 1800 block of Westminster Ave at 10:40 p.m. Friday following a report of a male with a gunshot wound in his left leg. Afte
Hy-Vee acquires Shopko pharmacies in Watertown, other cities
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Shopko pharmacy customers in Watertown can have their prescriptions filled by Hy-Vee, Inc. beginning Dec. 18. Hy-Vee announced today that it has acquired the business of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska Wisconsin as well as those in South Dakota.
Taking a good look at education
As the South Dakota Legislature prepares to convene next month, education officials in Watertown spent some of Monday’s Board of Education meeting outlining priorities they hope the Legislature will consider.
Bomb threats being sent to local email addresses
The Watertown Police Department noted Thursday that it has received numerous reports of bomb threats being emailed to individuals. Recipients are threatened with being bombed unless a payment is made to a bitcoin address. The WPD said there are no reports of any devices being located or detonated.