Esther Wolfe homicide update: Suspect arrested
Arkadius Wright Sr., 21, of Box Elder was arrested by the RCPD and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, in the early afternoon of March 1.
One of Pennington County's Most Wanted arrested: Man was wanted for firearm charges
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Aaron Michael Riddle had been placed on Pennington County's Most Wanted list early this year. Pennington County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday that Riddle had been taken into custody. He was arrested in Nye County, Nevada and extradited back to Pennington County. Riddle had been wanted...
Domestic violence ranks very high in Pennington County state’s attorney’s office’s annual crime report
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office’s annual report came out yesterday on Thursday, Feb. 29, reflecting on the work they did in 2023. Prosecutors in the state’s attorney’s office file close to 10,000 criminal cases each year. While drug crimes are...
The Juvenile Diversion Program helps to redirect young offenders
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The Juvenile Diversion Program was created to help young offenders understand the consequences of their actions and to redirect them. According to a recently released report, Pennington County’s Juvenile Diversion Program is 87 percent successful, meaning the juvenile does not re-offend within the first year.
The coldest February in Meade County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Judge revokes bond for man charged in aiding murder
PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — A Pennington County Judge has revoked bond set for a Rapid City man charged in connection to a deadly shooting. Ezekial Mayweather has been in jail since last week… charged with aiding and abetting first degree murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Esther Wolfe.
Red Cloud, Wall, and Harding County girls headed to state
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -The Red Cloud girls basketball team defeated Belle Fourche 81-49 Thursday night to earn a spot at next week’s Class “A” state tournament. The Wall and Harding County girls also picked up wins to earn spots at the “B” state tourney.
Rural Meade County schoolteacher receives 1+1 award, teaches Kindergarten through 8th grade
UNION CENTER, S.D.- Missy Urbaniak teaches kindergarten through eight grade at Atall School in rural Meade County. She was nominated to receive the 1+1 award from NewsCenter1 and First Interstate Bank, which gifts her with $500 to use for her classroom. Inspired to Teach. "I had grandparents, great grandparents, who...
Parents of Meade School students express concern over bus safety
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - School bus drivers are trusted to keep children safe on board, but what if the driver is the one who puts them in danger? That’s what some in Meade County say is happening. Concerns about the safety of children on Meade School Buses have...
Man sentenced to 75 years for manslaughter in Grand Gateway Hotel killing
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Quincy Bear Robe received a 75-year prison sentence for killing Myron Blaine Pourier at the Grand Gateway Hotel in March 2022. The Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office says Bear Robe, who pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in October, accepted the terms of a plea agreement. The state sought a maximum sentence of 75 years with ten years suspended, and all remaining charges against Bear Robe were dismissed.
Highschool Basketball | 01 March Wall Boys Game Notice
The Wall Boys Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Philip(Philip, SD) on 01 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Eagles has won 11 games and lost 0 games, and the winning rate is 1.
Rapid City Man Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident, Church Break-in
28-year-old David Baer of Rapid City, was arrested in Meade County on Saturday afternoon following a domestic violence incident on Sturgis Road. Deputies responded to Sacora Station where Baer fled, broke into Hillsview church, and was later apprehended. Baer was wanted for three warrants in Pennington County and was a...
Blasius brothers capture state wrestling titles
Jace and Burk Blasius had one thing on their minds this wrestling season and that was to get back to the top of the podium and rein as champions. In 2023, Jace Blasius was the 138 pound champion and this year he added the 144 pound championship medal to his collection after defeating Kimball/White Lake/ Platte-Geddes’ Iden Myers by 7-2 decison.
Wall takes down Kadoka in a playoff battle
With a playoff game on the line, the Wall Eagles rose to the challenge on Tuesday. They walked away with a 71-60 victory over the Kougars. Having run the score up that high, both teams probably have some extra defensive drills coming up. When it comes to explaining why Kadoka...
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Wall as of 2024-02-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
Concerns rise in Pennington County as homicide cases increase
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - In 2023, all of Pennington County, including Box Elder and Rapid City, saw seven killings. This year, with three in just this month, people are concerned for their safety. “Well, I’m hopeful that this initial group of three homicides will be the end of it....
Here is how you can have your voice heard for Pennington County's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Pennington County is updating its Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan but they'd like input from residents. Every 5 years the county updates the plan to better serve communities as they grow and change. The plan allows the county to apply for additional funding for future disasters to minimize suffering, loss of life, property damage, and shore-up impacts on the economy and environment.
Wall's Burk Blasius hoists fourth state wrestling championship
SIOUX FALLS — Burk Blasius’ budding high school sports career added another chapter on Saturday. The Wall High School senior is a multi-sport athlete, competing in football, wrestling and rodeo. In football, he powered Wall to the 2022 Class 9AA state football championship. In the rodeo arena, he’s a tie-down and team roper.
Five day minimum sentences proposed for petty theft in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - According to the National Retail Federation retail thefts are rising nationwide. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and State’s Attorney are looking to address the issue locally by imposing minimum sentences for petty thefts. The idea to impose minimum sentences for petty thefts came...
Wall's Nora Dinger trades promising gymnastics career to follow her hoop dreams
WALL — Entering her eighth-grade year, Wall’s Nora Dinger had a tough decision on her hands. Dinger had to decide whether she would continue in gymnastics, a sport where she made the state tournament with her team as a seventh grader, or to play varsity basketball for the Wall Eagles.