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CRIME AND COURTS

In the eight days of data provided by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, troopers reported three fatalities and 66 injuries across 53 crashes.
A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Stories from the previous week that appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.
Recent cases reported from Southeast District Court and marriage licenses filed.

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North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley believes harsher sentences will discourage violent crime, so he's putting together a package of new laws targeting violent crimes in which a gun was illegally used.
If convicted, Mario Butler could face up to a year in jail for the Ward County charges. Cass County prosecutors are deciding whether he should face charges for the Tower City crash that left one dead and three seriously injured.
Kevin Gene Garnica is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 7 in Southeast District Court.
Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police, said people threatened to bring their own guns during a recent standoff on Aug. 4.
A press release from the Sioux Falls Police Department did not specify whether the individual killed was a suspect, officer or bystander.
Under the bold headline “Murdered for Money,” a Bemidji Daily Pioneer story from June 8, 1904, broke the news that a father and daughter had gone missing from the tiny town of Quiring, Minnesota.

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Tammy Longie, along with her husband Erich Longie Jr., were sentenced to life in prison following the murder of a 5-year-old and abuse of other children.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is releasing daily updates on crashes and crime in and around Sturgis for the duration of the nine-day rally.
Reports have been forwarded to the Stutsman County State's Attorney's Office for formal charges.

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