SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A death sentence for a man convicted of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama will get an automatic review from the state Supreme Court. Jurors sentenced James McVay to death for killing Maybelle Schein in July 2011. McVay had pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Corrections Commission is scheduled to discuss the progress of statewide criminal justice reforms and other topics this week. The commission is made up of legislators, judges and industry representatives. Commissioners will hear an update on the criminal justice initiative passed by the 2013 Legislature.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is urging communities to plan events to commemorate 125 years of statehood. The governor's office says participating communities will be eligible for special highway signs and help with planning and promoting their local celebrations. Communities interested in hosting a celebration must fill out an application.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard are inviting families to an Easter egg hunt at the governor's residence on Sunday. Children up to age 10 are invited to participate in the 61st Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the residence lawn at 1 p.m. It's sponsored by the Pierre Elks.
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