US Urges Stronger Security For Internet-Enabled Devices

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department wants the technology industry to begin making millions of internet-connected devices secure from hacking.

These include fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles.

The department is proposing no penalties for manufacturers that do not comply. But it says runaway security problems with such devices were threatening “substantial safety and economic risks.”

It recommends urgent action by software and hardware developers, service providers, manufacturers and commercial and government buyers.

The new report, issued in the Obama administration’s final weeks, didn’t place any blame on consumers who buy and operate such products.

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Police Looking For Second Victim In Shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Latest on a shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City (all times local):

2 p.m.

Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama says police are searching for a possible second victim after a shooting at Oklahoma City’s main airport.

Balderrama says police have confirmed one victim in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting at the airport. He says police received reports of a possible second victim, but authorities have not yet found that person.

He says he does not know the condition of the confirmed victim.

Balderrama says all streets are blocked off and people should avoid the airport.

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Police See Jump In Heroin Use In Sioux Falls


Meth and marijuana aren’t the only illegal drugs on the radar of South Dakota law enforcement.

Heroin use has jumped in just the past two years. A Sioux Falls man can attest to the addictive nature of the drug. This Florida transplant has been in recovery at the Glory House after seeing heroin’s deadly toll first-hand.

“All of my close friends in Florida are dead from overdosing,” former heroin addict Justin Daddow said. “I have maybe two or three friends who are still alive and they’re just kind of, one of them’s blessed like I am, but it’s a lethal drug.”

Daddow says he’s been clean for five months now. Find out how this construction worker has been able to rebuild his life, when so many other heroin users have lost their lives, in tonight’s Eye On KELOLAND at 10.

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Jackley Moves $700K Toward Governor Run

Marty Jackley

PIERRE, SD (AP) Attorney General Marty Jackley says he’s forming a political committee with about $700,000 in the bank as he prepares to run for governor in 2018.

Jackley told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the group will include funds from his attorney general committee and a separate political action committee.

Jackley’s move came a day after U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem announced her own run, first reported by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Both Republicans were moving ahead of a change in state law that would have limited how much money they could transfer from existing campaign accounts into bids for new political office.

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South Dakota’s Top Finance Official Placed On Administrative Leave

South Dakota’s Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management has been put on indefinite administrative leave.
Jason Dilges was placed on leave for a personnel matter, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Chief of Staff Tony Venhuizen confirms to KELOLAND News.
Venhuizen said the reason he was put on leave does not involve criminal allegations or the handling of state funds.
Dilges has been the commissioner of the department since Governor Rounds took office in 2003.
He also worked in the department during the Janklow administration.
Vehuizen said this leave is pending a final decision on his status.

Progress Update On Faulk County Jail

Courtesy: Faulk County Sheriff's Office

Courtesy: Faulk County Sheriff’s Office

Crews in Faulkton, South Dakota, are making progress on the county’s new jail.

The sheriff’s office posted pictures of the ongoing construction of the new jail, saying it’s starting to look like a building.

Last year, voters approved higher property taxes to pay for the $5.5 million jail.

The county’s current jail was built in 1930 and can only hold up to 16 prisoners. This new building is expected to hold 35 inmates.

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Judge Moves Bergdahl Trial To April 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

A military judge has newly adjusted the trial date for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying the proceeding is to open in April 2017.

The judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance, had initially decided Monday to move the trial back to mid-May. But on Tuesday, he said he had given it more thought and wants to start on April 18.

Bergdahl, who’s from Hailey, Idaho, walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. He is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Previously the trial was set to open in February. But the prosecution recently requested a delay, citing the pace at which they are able to turn over classified evidence.

The judge also heard more testimony on whether to admit evidence of injuries to soldiers wounded in a firefight as they searched for Bergdahl in 2009. Nance said he’ll rule later on whether that evidence should be allowed at trial.

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Two Men Hold Up Sioux Falls Bank

Suspect photos courtesy Sioux Falls Police

Suspect photos courtesy Sioux Falls Police

Sioux Falls Police need your help to track down two bank robbery suspects.

Officers were called to the First National Bank around 9:15 Tuesday morning near the intersection of 26th Street and Sertoma Avenue.

Employees say two men entered the bank and demanded money. One of the suspects was armed with a hand gun.

After taking the cash, employees say the two men drove off in a dark colored Audi going east on 26th Street.

One suspect is described as a white man who is 6’5″ tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was wearing a hat with a US Navy logo on it.

The second suspect is described as a black man who is 5’8″ tall and weights between 250 to 300 pounds. He was wearing a mask and wig.

Anyone with information on the bank robbery is asked to call police.

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Dakota Access Company Seeks Court OK To Proceed

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

CANNON BALL (AP) – The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is seeking a federal court’s permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and finish the four-state project.

The Army Corps of Engineers called Monday for more study and input from the Standing Rock Sioux before it decides whether to allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The tribe says the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a subsidiary are asking U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to confirm the company has the legal right to proceed.

The Corps in July granted ETP the permits needed for the crossing, but it said in September that further analysis was warranted given tribal concerns.

ETP says additional delay amounts to politic interference.

NYPD Boosts Security For Thanksgiving Parade After Threat

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | 2013

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade | 2013

The New York Police Department plans to beef up security for next week’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after a recent edition of a magazine published by the Islamic State called the event an “excellent target.”

The Nov. 11 edition of Rumiyah, the terrorist group’s English language propaganda magazine, focused on vehicular attacks and specifically highlighted the iconic parade through Manhattan.

John Miller, the NYPD’S deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, says police had already implemented precautionary measures for such an attack.

Miller says he goes to the parade every year and he advises both New Yorkers and visitors alike to still show up on Nov. 24.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill says the NYPD handles events of a similar magnitude almost daily and the parade will be the safest place in New York City.

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