KYLE, S.D. (AP) - A Kyle man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stabbing a boy after ingesting methamphetamine. Adam Lucas Brown earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. The 19-year-old admitted punching and stabbing a boy in the head last February at Brown's home in Kyle. Brown confronted the boy, identified in court documents only by the initials D.L.S., believing that he was trying to rob him.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls teacher has been denied insurance coverage for special radiation to treat her brain cancer. The Argus Leader reports that 32-year-old Katie Blunck learned of her rare cancer diagnosis after having a tumor removed from her brain last month. She says the disease is "very aggressive, hard to kill and considered incurable." Blunck's doctor recommended proton therapy as a way to minimize radiation exposure to the rest of her brain, but her insurer has said it's not medically necessary.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota representatives have rejected a measure that would have given the Legislature more control over amendments to the state constitution. The House State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday against the plan. Under the measure, constitutional changes would have needed approval from the voters and the Legislature to pass. Right now, people who collect enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot can ask voters to pass it without lawmakers' input or blessing.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A state Senate panel has rejected a bill aiming to suspend refugee resettlement into South Dakota from countries on "any federal travel ban list." The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 Wednesday against the bill, which would have also directed the state to refuse "chain migration" from citizens of countries on such a list. That system gives advantages to the relatives of legal immigrants.
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