Rapid City Journal
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Col. David A. Doss will take command of the 28th Bomb Wing and Ellsworth Air Force Base at 9:28 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. He will replace Col. John R. Edwards, who assumed his command on Aug. 9, 2017. Doss was commissioned in 1995 after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. He has served multiple flying tours as an instructor and B-1 weapon systems officer, earning more than 380 combat hours and 2,500 total flight hours.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Access to Mount Rushmore has closed and the Rapid City Fire Department is warning residents to “exercise extreme caution” around moving water as snow and rain continue to pound an already saturated Black Hills on Tuesday, May 21. Areas in the southern and northern Black Hills are expected to receive as much as a foot of snow over the next two days, the Rapid City Journal reported. The entire region is under a flood watch and a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday, May 14, after being accused of asking someone to kill a person for him, the Rapid City Journal reported. Christopher Conaway, 43, is charged by complaint with criminal solicitation of a first-degree murder, court records show. If found guilty, he faces up to 50 years in prison. Little is known about the case since the police records are sealed.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City woman received a 15-year prison sentence Tuesday, May 14, for killing her friend when she crashed a motorcycle trike while driving with more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system, the Rapid City Journal reported .
A former priest with the Rapid City Diocese has been charged with federal wire fraud for allegedly stealing about $150,000 in donations between July 2012 and April 2018 and depositing the cash into his personal account, according to court records. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
ROCKERVILLE, S.D. — Six dog teams from four states will help with the continued search this week for the 9-year-old girl who went missing in the Black Hills area nearly three months ago, the Rapid City Journal reported . Serenity Dennard ran away from the Black Hills Children's Home near Rockerville on Feb. 3.
CUSTER, S.D. - A volunteer firefighter who suffered a medical emergency en route to responding to a Custer County wildfire has died, according to officials. Dwain Hudson, a member of the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department, was responding to the wildland fire that started early Wednesday afternoon, April 17, about 7 to 9 miles south of Jewel Cave National Monument in the Black Hills National forest, according to a news release from Custer County Emergency Management.
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office must disclose by April 30 whether it intends to seek the death penalty if two Rapid City men are convicted of their alleged roles in a murder, a judge ruled Tuesday, April 9. Andre Martinez and Cole Waters, both 19 years old, are each charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder, commission of a felony with a firearm, aiding and abetting first-degree robbery, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - A Belle Fourche woman accused of smashing dozens of school windows last fall is now accused of setting fire to her home the next day to collect insurance money. Sally Fixter, 60, was indicted in February at the Belle Fourche courthouse on second-degree arson, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, court records show. Fixter owns the property listed on her indictment, the Butte County Equalization Office confirmed.