KELOLAND On The Go, Saturday September 28


HEADING TO PRISON. THIS MORNING, WE’LL TELL YOU HOW LONG TIM BURNS WILL SPEND BEHIND BARS FOR SCAMMING INVESTORS IN THE ILL-FATED BUSINESS VENTURE. AND IT’S SIOUX-PER SATURDAY IN SIOUX FALLS. WE’LL PREVIEW TODAY’S SIOUXPERCON AT THE CONVENTION CENTER, COMING UP LATER IN BOREDOM BUSTERS. GOOD MORNING. THIS IS KELOLAND ON THE GO…. WITH ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN NEWS AND WEATHER AS YOU START YOUR WEEKEND. FIRST OUR TOP STORY… A JURY HAS CONVICTED A FORMER SOUTH DAKOTA INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES PEDIATRICIAN OF CHILD SEX ABUSE. 70-YEAR-OLD STANLEY WEBER FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN WHILE HE WAS A DOCTOR ON THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION.TH E CRIMES OCCURRED BETWEEN 1995 AND 2011. WEBER IS ALREADY IN PRISON FOR ABUSING CHILDREN WHILE HE WAS A PEDIATRICIAN IN MONTANA. A BROOKINGS MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR HIS ROLE IN THE GLOBAL AQUAPONICS SCHEME THAT DEFRAUDED INVESTORS OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. A JUDGE FRIDAY SENTENCED TIM BURNS TO MORE THAN FOUR YEARS IN PRISON. PROSECUTORS SAY BURNS MISLED INVESTORS ABOUT THE FISH FARM’S FINANCING AND FUNNELED THEIR MONEY INTO HIS OWN BUSINESS ACCOUNTS. BURNS APOLOGIZED IN COURT BUT SAID HE THOUGHT THE PROJECT WOULD BE A SUCCESS. HE’LL ALSO HAVE TO PAY BACK NEARLY A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS TO HIS INVESTORS WHO LOST MONEY. BURNS TOLD THE JUDGE “I CARE ABOUT THESE VICTIMS,” AND THAT HE HAS A “VERY SPECIFIC PLAN TO MAKE RESTITUTION.”BU T THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR SAID BURNS HASN’T PROVIDED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HOW HE’D RAISE THE MONEY TO PAY BACK THE INVESTORS, SAYING IT “SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER SCAM THAT HE’S UP TO.” WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION ON A SOUTH DAKOTA LLC AT THE CENTER OF AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION THAT’S NOW BEING TIED TO THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE RELEASED A REPORT ACCUSING THE NRA OF ACTING AS A “FOREIGN ASSET” FOR RUSSIA IN THE RUN-UP TO THE 2016 ELECTION. THE REPORT SAYS FOR YEARS, N-R-A LEADERS FACILITATED THE “U.S.-BASED ACTIVITIES” OF RUSSIAN NATIONAL MARIA BUTINA. BUTINA SPENT TIME IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND STARTED BRIDGES L-L-C IN SIOUX FALLS. THE REPORT LINKS HER LLC TO THE NRA, AND COULD THREATEN THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION’S NON-PROFIT STATUS. WE’VE POSTED THE DOCUMENTS, A STATEMENT FROM THE NRA AND OUR PREVIOUS STORIES ON BUTINA ON KELOLAND DOT COM AND THE KELO NEWS APP. WE’RE IN FOR A COOL START TO THE WEEKEND. HERE’S METEOROLOGIST GRANT SMITH IN THE STORM CENTER… TODAY WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING AND SHOULD BECOME MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED IN WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA, BUT THEY SHOULD REMAIN LIGHT. WITH AN EASTERLY BREEZE, TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO THE LOW 60S IN THE EAST. WESTERN SD WILL BE COOLER, WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S. FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING THE HEALTH CONNECT FAIR AT THE SIOUX FALLS ARENA. THE FREE FAIR GOES FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. AND INCLUDES MUSIC BY PHIL BAKER AND ROCKIN’ RED, A MAGIC SHOW, BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, A FREE LUNCH, FREE ADULT FLU SHOTS, CAR SEAT CHECKS AND PRIZES. SIOUXPERCON: THE WRATH OF CON IS A FAN CONVENTION THAT CELEBRATES ART FORMS RANGING FROM COMIC BOOKS, SCI-FI, FANTASY, ANIME, BOARD GAMES AND VIDEO GAMING. ACTIVITIES GET UNDERWAY AT NOON AT THE SIOUX FALLS CONVENTION CENTER. PROCEEDS GO TO THE JY6 FOUNDATION, WHICH SUPPORTS RESEARCH TO END PEDIATRIC CANCERS, AND TO REACH LITERACY. THE SOUTH DAKOTA ORAL CANCER FOUNDATION IS HOSTING A 5K WALK/FUN RUN. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9 A.M. AT CHERRY ROCK PARK IN SIOUX FALLS. THE 5K BEGINS AT 10 A.M. THERE WILL ALSO BE FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS. WEST NIDAROS LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CROOKS IS SERVING A HARVEST FESTIVAL SUPPER FROM 4:30 TO 6:30 P.M. THE COST IS $12 FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN, FREE FOR AGES 5 AND UNDER. A BAKE SALE & FARMERS MARKET BEGINS AT 4 P.M. THE FALLS ART MARKET IS AN OUTDOOR MARKETPLACE FEATURING LOCALLY- CREATED POTTERY, PAINTINGS, JEWELRY, WOOD, SCULPTURES AND TEXTILES FOR SALE. THE MARKET IS OPEN FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. AT BRONZEAGE ART CASTING LOCATED ON NORTH WEBER AVENUE. DOWN THE STREET FROM THE ART MARKET, VENDORS ARE SELLING HOME- GROWN PRODUCE AT THE FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET. THE MARKET IS OPEN FROM 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. SIOUX FALLS POLICE & SIOUX FALLS FIRE RESCUE ARE HOSTING A PUBLIC SAFETY CAREER DAY FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. AT THE DOWNTOWN LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER. YOU CAN FILL-OUT JOB APPLICATIONS DURING THE EVENT AND THERE WILL BE WALK-IN INTERVIEWS FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. GRANT… TODAY WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING AND SHOULD BECOME MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED IN WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND NORTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA, BUT THEY SHOULD REMAIN LIGHT. WITH AN EASTERLY BREEZE, TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO THE LOW 60S IN THE EAST. WESTERN SD WILL BE COOLER, WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S. TONIGHT, THE RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE BUT THE BEST BET TO GET WET WILL BE IN EASTERN KELOLAND WITH LINGERING LIGHT CHANCES IN THE CENTRAL AND WEST. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE IN THE 40S TO 50S. SUNDAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AN ACTIVE DAY OF WEATHER AS A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ENTERS KELOLAND FROM THE SOUTH. THERE WILL BE A BRISK SE WIND BRINGING MOIST AIR INTO THE REGION, SO WE MAY HAVE SOME FOG AND DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. BUT IF WE HAVE DAYTIME SUNSHINE ALONG WITH THAT INCOMING MOISTURE, THE POTENTIAL IS THERE FOR STRONG THUNDERSTORM S IN THE WEST AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE AREA, MOVING EAST DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE IN THE 70S. AS FAR AS THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT GOES, SE KELOLAND WILL BE THE TARGET AREA FOR SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL. IF THUNDERSTORMS FORM WE MAY HAVE THE INGREDIENTS IN PLACE FOR ALL FORMS OF SEVERE WEATHER, INCLUDING TORNADOES. THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ALREADY RATED THE AREA AS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER. BUT THAT THREAT MAY BE UPGRADED, ESPECIALLY IF WE GET A DECENT AMOUNT OF DAYTIME HEATING FROM SUNSHINE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.SOME RAIN MAY LINGER INTO MONDAY MORNING AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES WITH MUCH COOLER AIR BEHIND IT. AHEAD OF THE FRONT, SE KELOLAND SHOULD MAKE IT INTO THE LOW 80S, BUT THE REST OF THE AREA WILL BE BEHIND THE FRONT AND COOLER, IN THE 70S. RAPID CITY MIGHT NOT MAKE IT OUT OF THE 60S! THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SHOT AT RAINFALL ON TUESDAY AS HIGHS DROP BACK BELOW NORMAL, IN THE 60S. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL BE EVEN COLDER, WITH MORNING LOWS IN THE 30S TO LOW 40S AND AFTERNOON HIGHS IN THE 50S. WHILE RAPID CITY AND THE BLACK HILLS MIGHT BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW, LATEST MODEL RUNS SAY AMOUNTS WOULD BE LIGHT. FRIDAY LOOKS A LITTLE WARMER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW 60S. THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR KELOLAND ON THE GO. YOU CAN GET UP-TO-THE- MINUTE DEVELOPMENTS RIGHT HERE ON KELOLAND.COM. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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