Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Sioux Falls man of killing another man during a drug deal last year. Thirty-six-year-old Manuel Frias was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder but acquitted of first-degree murder. Frias was charged in the death of 28-year-old Samuel Crockett. Frias testified at his trial that he killed Crockett in self-defense.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that she abused a disabled student. Twenty-five-year-old Shea Lindsey entered her plea during her arraignment in Pennington County Monday. Lindsey has remained out of jail on bond since her arrest in May. Authorities have not said what they believed happened. Lindsey is a teacher at East Middle School. The school district placed Lindsey on administrative leave when the investigation began.

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says the search for Serenity Dennard has involved more than 1,000 people who have logged more than 4,300 miles since the young girl disappeared in February. Sheriff Kevin Thom says it’s frustrating that they haven’t found the 9-year-old girl, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stop looking.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Sioux Falls Argus Leader editor Maricarrol Kueter has died. An obituary prepared by her family and published in the Argus Leader says Kueter died Saturday at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. She was 63. Kueter joined the Argus Leader in 1990 and held a variety of positions on her way to becoming executive editor, a post she held from 2008 until she retired in 2015. After retirement, she helped establish South Dakota News Watch, a nonprofit investigative news organization.

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