The District of South Dakota collected $3,725,183.70 from federal criminal and civil actions in the 2019 fiscal year, U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced Tuesday.
Public safety and education officials say they’re seeing an increase in serious juvenile crimes and are frustrated that the criminal justice system and community resources aren’t stopping repeat offenders.
It’s been seven months since Ryan Pomerico used methamphetamine, which is the longest sobriety he has had over the past 12 years. That’s almost half of his entire 30-year life and the entirety of his son’s, who is 12.
Despite making arrests at a slightly lower rate than a year ago, larger quantities of methamphetamine are being stopped by law enforcement in South Dakota.
Capital punishment has been used sparingly since then, with a total of 20 men being put to death for “wantonly vile or heinous” crimes. After a string of nine in the late 1800s, decades would pass between executions, the Argus Leader reported.
New federal rules open the door to industrial hemp growing in the United States and even develops a plan for individuals to apply for a permit to farm in states without regulations. Continue reading “Hemp still illegal in SD, despite new federal laws”
A legislative committee tasked with spending the summer studying the state’s drug laws plans to recommend more funding for probation, parole and treatment services, but not to adjust the state’s ingestion law. Continue reading “More funding recommended for addiction treatment, no change to ingestion law”
Governor Kristi Noem reiterated her opposition Tuesday to legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota, even in the face of new federal rules allowing the cash crop. Continue reading “Noem says no again to growing hemp in South Dakota”
South Dakota is one of 38 states with fetal homicide laws. KELOLAND News has been taking a closer look at the history of that law and other cases it applied to. Continue reading “SD one of 38 states with fetal homicide laws”
South Dakota officials have agreed to walk back parts of the state’s new anti-protest laws that opponents say were meant to target Native American and environmental advocates who speak out against the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.