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SD crime victims could get online alerts of status changes

November 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota advisory group is working to develop a more effective and efficient system for notifying crime victims of any change in the status of those who have hurt them.

The 20-member task force, created by Attorney Gen…continue reading on

AG appoints panel for victim notification program

June 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has appointed a panel to oversee the creation of a new program that will provide information to crime victims. Continue Reading

Bill: Victims get voice in major felony sentencing

March 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Victims of the most serious felonies would be assured the right to testify at sentencing under a South Dakota legislative panel’s change to a marginally related bill on juvenile homicide offenders.
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Newtown celebrates Christmas and remembers victims

December 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Newtown celebrated Christmas amid piles of snow-covered teddy bears, long lines of stockings and heaps of flowers as volunteers manned a 24-hour candlelight vigil in memory of the 20 children and six educators gunned down at an elementary school just 11 days before the holiday. Continue Reading

Concert for a cause

December 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

St. Mary’s School students performed their Christmas concert Wednesday night at the school. The 27 poinsettias in front of the stage represent each of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week. Continue Reading

Newtown: First funerals for the victims

December 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) A grief-stricken Newtown on Monday began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys one of them a big football fan, the other a mischievous, whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage. Continue Reading

Recovery a long path for Bucyrus fire victims

November 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BUCYRUS Taking a break from his work Saturday afternoon, Joey Michels looked around at the site where his mother’s house once stood. Continue Reading

Suspect in Wisconsin salon attack had history of abuse

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) A man suspected of opening fire at a Wisconsin salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse and had been arrested for slashing his wife’s tires a few weeks earlier, police said. Continue Reading

Flood victims know recovery can take time

June 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

DULUTH Be patient, be persistent, but don’t be quiet about it.
That is what others who have experienced devastating flooding have learned during the recovery process. Continue Reading

Family: Minn. couple not among ID’d cruise victims

January 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The children of a Minnesota couple missing since last week’s cruise ship disaster in Italy said Wednesday their parents are not among those passengers whose bodies were recently recovered. Continue Reading