SPEARFISH

High Speed Chase Leads to Discovery of Dead Body Near Rapid City

State authorities are investigating the suspicious death

  RAPID CITY, SD — A woman’s body was found in a vehicle following a high-speed chase in South Dakota. A court complaint says 30-year-old Tosten Lommen of Santa Cruz, California faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving. State authorities are investigating the suspicious death. Bond has been set at $2.5 million. A trooper caught Lommen going more than…

Spearfish Fire Investigators: Exact Cause of Fatal Fire Unknown

Investigators say the exact cause can't be determined

  SPEARFISH, S.D. — It’s been 20 days since five children died in a house fire in Spearfish and investigators said they may never know how the blaze started. Fire officials said the fire started in a corner of the house’s porch where a metal trash can was being used to collect ash and hot coals from a fireplace, however…

Investigators Release Details Behind Spearfish House Fire

Investigators say the children died of smoke inhalation in the fire that happened on April 1st

  SPEARFISH, S.D. — Investigators have released details of a fatal house fire in Spearfish that took the lives of five children. Investigators say the children died of smoke inhalation in the fire that happened on April 1st. They say six-year-old Phibie Moyer, seven-year-old Clinton Johnson, nine-year-old Rhylin Gee, nine-year-old Justice Roden and her 11-year-old sister, Tanlynn Roden, were found…

Community Turns Out for Candlelight Vigil in Spearfish

Throughout the night the crowd stood together, hugged and cried

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Hundreds took part in a candlelight vigil to remember the five children who were killed in a house fire on Saturday. On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered on Ames Avenue in Spearfish, South Dakota, where the deadly blaze took place. Families of the children who died placed candles outside the home, others that attended offered teddy bears and…

Donations Helping Three Families After Devastating Spearfish House Fire

A GoFundMe account has nearly reached its goal of $50,000 in just two days

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Prayers, money and donations are pouring in for three families dealing with an unbelievable tragedy. The families lost five children in a house fire over the weekend in Spearfish, South Dakota. A GoFundMe account has nearly reached its goal of $50,000┬áin just two days and has been increased to $100.000. All of the money raised on the…

Spearfish Authorities Continue Deadly House Fire Investigation; How You Can Help the Families

Authorities haven't identified the families or children but the account says the fire broke out at the Wilson-Roden and Tate house

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A GoFundMe account set up for families affected by a Spearfish house fire that killed five children has already raised tens-of-thousands of dollars. The victims are 6-year-old Phibie Moyer, 7-year-old Clinton Johnson, 8-year-old Rhylin Gee, 9-year-old Justice Roden and her 11-year-old sister, Tanlynn Roden. The fire broke out at the Wilson-Roden and Tate house. There is still…

Five Children Killed in House Fire

Spearfish, South Dakota

Five children are confirmed dead following a house fire early Saturday morning in South Dakota. Spearfish police and fire officials say the victims are between the ages of six and eleven years old. They were believed to be having a sleepover. An unknown number of adults were taken to the hospital to be treated. Authorities say the two-story home at…