VPD charges former student for rape and dorm shower videotaping

A former student was arrested Aug. 28 on charges of filming females in resident hall showers on the fourth floor of Mickelson Hall in North Complex. Five days later, he was arrested again and charged with an off-campus rape of a university student in the third degree. Daniel R. Hammer, 18, withdrew from the university either Sept. 1 or […]

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Emergency crews rescue two from capsized canoe

Local emergency services rescued two people on the south side of the Missouri River near Vermillion Sunday when their canoe capsized. The male and female were reported to be in the river for nearly three hours after they entered the water at 3:30 p.m., said Shannon Draper, chief of the Vermillion Fire Department. The individuals made it to […]

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No charges pressed in rape case

No charges will be pressed following a reported sexual assault in Coyote Village last semester. An insufficient amount of evidence ended further investigation into the case at the University of South Dakota. The decision not to pursue charges was made in late December, early January, said Clay County State’s Attorney Teddi Gertsma. “(The State Attorney’s […]

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VPD busts house party Saturday, issues 49 underage alcohol citations

A Vermillion house party Saturday ended with 49 citations issued for underage drinking. The Vermillion Police Department responded to a noise complaint at 1006 Rice Dr. Saturday at 10:55 p.m., said VPD Chief Matt Betzen. As many as 100 people were reported to be at the house when police arrived. While Betzen said the renter of […]

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