Posts Tagged ‘accident’

Morning Meeting: DUI Numbers

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 9:14 am
By: Karen Sherman
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After an accident on I-229 where officials say a 28-year-old woman was driving drunk and going the wrong way down the interstate, we’re looking into DUI numbers and repeat offenders.  Tammy Kvasnicka was charged with her third DUI among other charges, and we’re curious about state statistics involving repeat offenders.

A couple streets are under construction starting this week, including a three-block stretch of 21st Street.  That’s going on until September.  Another project is on 8th Street, and we’ll tell you about that tonight.

We have details on the Sioux Falls School District’s budget plan, which includes a new opt-out.

And, if that wasn’t enough, we were joined by meteorologists Jay Trobec and Brian Karstens this morning.  They briefed us on the risk for severe weather in the northeastern part of the state.  Make sure you stay with KELOLAND TV and KELOLAND.com for the latest.

Morning Meeting: Weekend Accidents

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 9:10 am
By: Karen Sherman
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If you hadn’t heard, authorities believe they have arrested teen fugitive known as the ‘Barefoot Bandit.’  Police say he’s responsible for crimes in parts of KELOLAND, too.

Also, we had several serious accidents over the weekend on South Dakota roads.  A man died in a head-on collision on I-229, a woman was killed in an accident near Madison when a boat trailer detached from a truck, and a man died in a car-motorcycle crash in northwestern South Dakota.

We’re following up on two of these accidents.  We’re hoping to learn more about how a boat trailer detached from a truck and hit another vehicle near Madison – and we’re also looking at the 28-year-old woman who police say drove the wrong way on I-229 Saturday causing a head-on collision.  She faces felony charges including vehicular homicide, vehicular battery, and DUI 3rd.

This morning, there was a little more discussion on sleepy drivers after another semi accident that happened over the weekend.  Highway Patrol says the driver fell asleep and woke up as the truck rolled.

It’s been six months since the earthquake in Haiti and we’re checking in with Kids Against Hunger to find out how much they’ve been able to help and what they’re doing now.

Morning Meeting: Flooding Roundup

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 at 9:11 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Because of the accident on I-90 yesterday, we’ve pushed back our plans on the earwig story.  However, thank you for those who left comment on the last blog.  We realize the interest in these bugs — mainly, how to get rid of them.  It’s in the planner for today, so hopefully it all works out.

On that note, we’re going to talk to those who enforce trucking rules.  Authorities say the driver of the semi fell asleep at the wheel, so we’ll look into truck driver regulations.  We’re also looking at tired drivers.  In addition to the truck vs. RV accident, police say a woman may have fallen asleep before her car crashed into a local business Wednesday.

We’ve brought you the stories of flooding from all across the state over the past couple months, so now we want to check in on these areas for an update.

Have a great weekend!