CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire that started in western South Dakota's Custer State Park has grown dramatically overnight. They say the fire grew from about 6 square miles on Tuesday to about 55 square miles on Wednesday and is 7 percent contained. They say no homes or park buildings have been destroyed and an effort to protect the popular State Game Lodge by burning downed trees and grass between it and the wildfire succeeded.
FEDORA, S.D. (AP) - Officials are investigating the deaths of more than 40 cattle on a farm south of Fedora. The Daily Republic reports that the Miner County Sheriff's Office says 42 heifers and 1 bull died between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 on the farm. Authorities say the deaths are suspicious, but a cause isn't clear.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A Belle Fourche woman has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Spearfish last spring. Kaycee Teppo reached a plea agreement with prosecutors under which she would make restitution to Pioneer Bank and Trust. Authorities say Teppo made off with $1,500 on May 18 but later turned herself in to authorities. Bank robbery carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The two largest cities in South Dakota are planning to get rid of dozens of problem deer. Deer in urban areas can cause property damage and lead to vehicle crashes. Drivers in Sioux Falls alone have hit and killed 121 deer this year. Sioux Falls police have received a state permit to kill 50 deer in city limits this winter. In Rapid City, the number is 150. The deer meat is donated to charity.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Can't Find Something?