Community And Nation Unite For Virginia Tech “Day Of Remembrance”

Community And Nation Unite For Virginia Tech “Day Of Remembrance”

Blacksburg, VA (WSLS10) It’s been nine years since a tragic shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech. Saturday, members of the Blacksburg community and people from across the nation came together for a Day of Remembrance. Bells rang out 32 times at the “Virginia Capitol Square” bell tower in Richmond in honor of the 32 students and faculty members shot and killed on campus nine years ago. Governor McAuliffe ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff through sunset Saturday 
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Growing Number Of South Dakota Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Growing Number Of South Dakota Officers Wearing Body Cameras

Selby, SD Money seized during drug busts is helping law enforcement officers fight crime by equipping them with cameras. Since 2012, almost 20 agencies have received money through the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office from the Drug Control Fund to pay for some sort of body worn camera equipment. The technology is proving useful as arrests for meth, prescription pills and other drugs are on the rise. “I didn’t realize how useful they were going to be until we actually got them,” Walworth
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Madison Alums Shoot Hoops To Save A Life

Madison Alums Shoot Hoops To Save A Life

Some Madison basketball players hit the courts Saturday. However, instead of playing for a championship trophy, they’re shooting hoops to save a life. Mike Ricke is a big time basketball coach at Madison high school with several state championships under his belt. He’s a big part of the Madison community, but when the coach started battling colon cancer, community members knew they had to help. Former Madison basketball players battle it out for big wins at the annual alumni tournament. But thi
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Red Orbs In Holding Pattern Over Sioux Falls

Red Orbs In Holding Pattern Over Sioux Falls

If you’ve been driving near the Sioux Falls Regional Airport recently, you may have noticed several mysterious red globes floating overhead. They’re strung up along power lines from just west of Russell and Minnesota, all the way up to the South Dakota Penitentiary. Imaginations are spinning right along with these mystifying red spheres suspended over north Sioux Falls. Some people think they’re UFO’s – Others a string of beach balls. “To me, it looks like a weather balloon, or a balloon. Every
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Hotel Pool Rescue Highlights Importance Of CPR Training

Hotel Pool Rescue Highlights Importance Of CPR Training

A  man is credited with saving the life of a five-year-old boy. Authorities say his timing at a hotel pool in Mitchell over the weekend couldn’t have been better. On Wednesday, Dustin Curtis received the Mitchell Department of Public Safety Police Division’s Outstanding Citizen Award. Police say on Saturday, Curtis gave CPR to a boy who was unresponsive in the pool at Quality Inn in Mitchell. That was after a woman noticed the boy in the pool and pulled him from the water. Authorities say
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What Makes A Good News Story?

What Makes A Good News Story?

From shootings to fires to weekly school board meetings, covering the news never gets boring. But how do we decide what’s news and what isn’t That’s a question KELO-TV reporters get asked all the time. A handful of our anchors and reporters spent time today talking with middle school students about our jobs and what makes a compelling story.  Whether it’s rescued puppies or a plane crash, there are a thousand ways to tell a story. But telling it affectively requires a craft. Something thes
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