SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A federal report shows 21 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in South Dakota this year. The sponsors are usually relatives or family friends. The U.S. has been grappling with a surge in the number of unaccompanied children arriving on the border from Central America fleeing violence.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty for an alleged attack on the boy's mother. Joseph Patterson was arraigned yesterday in Sioux Falls on aggravated assault and kidnapping charges. He faces a trial in October in the boy's 2013 death.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A fourth defendant accused of stealing funds belonging to the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been sentenced to a year of probation. Wayne Cortier pleaded guilty in March to theft concerning programs receiving federal funds. Authorities say the defendants drafted fake invoices for contract work that was never performed.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between a South Dakota museum and a collector who insists he's the rightful owner. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even technically owned the broken instrument last year when he donated it to the National Music Museum.
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