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Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding Available
PIERRE, S.D – The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is accepting applications for $1.4 million in federal hazard mitigation grant funding.


Gregory County Fatal Crash
Gregory, SD – A Jacksonville, TX man died Wednesday in a rollover crash on SD Highway 47, six miles north of Gregory, SD.


Hanson County Fatal Crash
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A Blackhawk man died Monday in a two vehicle crash on Interstate 90, two miles east of Alexandria, SD.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
Platte, SD – A Geddes man died Saturday in a rollover crash on 371st Ave. & 279th St., 3 miles east and 2.5 miles south of Platte, SD.


Injured Highway Patrol Trooper Released from Hospital
PIERRE, S.D – A Highway Patrol trooper injured last week during a standoff in Brule County has been released from the hospital.


Brule County Standoff Ends with Subject Surrendering to Law Enforcement
PIERRE, S.D – South Dakota Highway Patrol confirms the standoff at a Brule County residence has ended and the subject has surrendered without incident. The subject, Donald London, 42, of Kimball, S.D., had barricaded himself in his residence located at 24732 360th, yesterday afternoon and continued to remain there until 3:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Update on Brule County Standoff
PIERRE, S.D. -- Negotiations continued throughout the night in the Brule County standoff. Donald London, 42, of Kimball, S.D., remains barricaded at his residence located at 24732 360th, Ave., in Kimball.


Negotiations Continue in Brule County Standoff
Negotiations continue in the rural Brule County standoff. The subject, Donald London, 42, of Kimball, S.D., and a second individual barricaded themselves at his residence located at 24732 360th Ave., in Kimball, this afternoon.


Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D. – An Alcester man died Monday in a rollover crash on County Road 13, four miles east of Alcester, S.D.


New Tech Planned for South Dakota 911 System
PIERRE, S.D. – New technology will enhance emergency communications in South Dakota when Next Generation 911 is deployed.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in January in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Brule, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Hughes, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts and Yankton.


Corson County Fatal Crash
ISABEL, S.D. – An Isabel man died in a two vehicle crash approximately 15 miles north of Isabel on December 26.

Haakon County Fatal Crash
PHILIP, S.D. – A Philip man died in a head-on crash Friday, on U.S. Highway 14, ten miles east of Philip.

Turner County Fatal Crash
MARION, S.D. – A Marion man and woman died in a rollover crash on Friday December 26, four miles west of Marion.


Aurora County Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian
PLANKINTON, S.D. – A Plankinton man died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 281, two miles east of Plankinton.


Holiday Cooking Fires a Higher Risk during Holidays
PIERRE, S.D. – With extra time being spent in the kitchen during the holidays, homes are at a higher risk for cooking fires.


Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TYNDALL, S.D. – An Avon, S.D., woman died on Sunday in a two vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 37, six miles south of Tyndall.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
Rapid City, S.D. – A Rapid City man died in a three vehicle crash on Friday, December 19, one half mile south of Rapid City.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in December in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Butte, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Gregory, Hughes, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Yankton.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
LETCHER, S.D. – A Letcher, S.D., woman died Wednesday in a two vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 37.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – A Wagner man died in a rollover crash on S.D. Highway 46, six miles west of Wagner on Friday, Nov., 28


Gregory County Fatal Crash
GREGORY, S.D. – A Burke woman died in a one-vehicle roll-over crash near Gregory on Wednesday Nov., 26.


Highway Patrol Hits the Roads with ‘Operation Safe Thanksgiving’
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is out in force today with a statewide, high-visibility effort to encourage travelers to make safe and responsible decisions on the highways.

Fire Marshal: Holidays Bring Higher Risk of Home Fires
PIERRE, S.D. – Thanksgiving Day begins a month-long holiday season, and Fire Marshal Paul Merriman urges South Dakotans to celebrate the season but be aware of the added potential for fires.


Three Vehicle Injury Crash in Lincoln County
LENNOX, S.D. – A three vehicle crash occurred on S.D. Highway 44 southeast of Lennox on Thursday, November 20.


Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
A Beresford, S.D., youth died and three other individuals received injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 about 12 miles south of Brookings on Saturday, Nov. 15.


Meade County Fatal Crash
A Piedmont man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Piedmont on Saturday, Nov. 8.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – A Missouri man died in a one vehicle rollover crash near Volga on Thursday Nov., 6.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – An Aurora, S.D., man died in one vehicle crash near Brookings Sunday night.


Custer County Fatal Crash
A Pine Ridge, S.D, woman died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D Highway 40 east of Hermosa on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Sobriety Checkpoint Nets 15 DUI Arrests
A sobriety checkpoint on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls resulted in 15 DUI arrests on Friday night, Oct. 31.