Former B.C. State’s Attorney set to plead guilty to tax evasion

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According to the Rapid City Journal, former Bennett County state’s attorney Kenneth Orrock, 48, of Rapid City, has been charged in U.S. District Court with evading business taxes and is set to plead guilty on Friday.

Orrock is charged with willful failure to collect and pay over tax in 2015 as owner of the Black Hills Patrol security agency. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison…

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Autopsy Results indicate Homicide in Dubray Death

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PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that preliminary autopsy results have been released for inmate Moses Dubray and indicate that cause of death was homicide.

Dubray, 32, was found deceased along SD Hwy 89 on January 11, 2017. Dubray was placed on escape status by the South Dakota Department of Corrections after walking away from his assigned unit on January 10, 2017.

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Storm brought snow, bitter cold temps

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A strong winter storm system moved across the Rockies into the northern Plains December 15-16, 2016. Moisture was lifted over the cold air in place over northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota resulting in widespread snow amounts averaging 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts. Bitterly cold arctic air poured in behind the storm with temperatures staying below zero Saturday. Wind chills…

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Arrests made in Homicide in Martin

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In the early morning hours of November 12, 2016; the Martin Police Department received reports of a homicide that had occurred at a residence in the City of Martin.  The Martin Police Department responded to the residence and secured that location pending the issuance of a search warrant. During the investigation, investigators determined that the body had been removed from the residence and…

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Escaped Inmate Found Deceased in Fall River County

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PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Moses Dubray, 32, inmate at the Rapid City Community Work Center was found deceased along SD Hwy 89 earlier today. As part of this death investigation, an autopsy will be conducted and further information will be released upon its completion.

Dubray was placed on escape status by the South Dakota Department of Corrections after…

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Parade Lights Up the Martin City Night

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By Tim Huether

The streets of Martin were beautifully adorned by the presence of 25 parade of lights entries Saturday evening for the annual Martin Area Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights.

The weather was a little cold at around 32 degrees at parade time, but still good considering the recent storm mid-week, as the large crowd was presented one of the best parades ever with a lineup of well…

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Bennett County Election Results 2016

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By Tim Huether

The results are in and here are the newly elected officials for the Bennett County are, including the legislative district races.

For Bennett County Commissioners, incumbent Wayne Bond and former commissioner Rolf Kraft were voted in. Both are Republicans.

Wayne Bond 687

Rolf Kraft 594

Elton Three Stars Jr. 445

Incumbent Jolene Donovan  defeated Mary Goss for the Bennett County…

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Ceplecha’s plead not guilty to all charges

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Rangler and Dan Ceplecha of Martin, were arraigned in Court Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Bennett County Courthouse, and both entered pleas of not guilty to the charges of First Degree Murder, an alternative count of Murder in the Second Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

The maximum penalty for First Degree Murder is death or life in prison.

The charges stem from a homicide in Martin on Nov. 12,…

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Rangler, Dan Ceplecha Charged with First Degree Murder

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Rangler Ceplecha and his father, Daniel Ceplecha, appeared in Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Bennett County Courthouse, both facing murder charges.

Daniel (Dan) Ceplecha, 56, appeared before Judge Leo Disburg and was informed he was charged with First Degree Murder with an alternative count of Second Degree Murder. The maximum penalty for First Degree Murder is death or life in prison.…

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Bennett County overpowers Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in football playoff opener

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Warriors play Groton in Round 2

The game will be streamed at live at GDILIVE.COM, game time 6 p.m. MT

By Tim Huether

Bennett County used an outstanding defensive performance and big runs by Tee Allen and Daniel Winsand to knock off Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in the first round of the high school football playoffs Tuesday in Martin.

The Warriors moved the ball well all night on the ground, scoring first…

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