User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

23° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Weather for November 26, 2015

SkyCam Network

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update



[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Day Care Taking Extra Safety Precautions

September 21, 2012, 11:59 AM by Ben Dunsmoor

Day Care Taking Extra Safety Precautions

In-home day care providers in Sioux Falls are thinking about their safety measures following the Cost Cutters shooting last week.

Police say 38-year-old Tyrone Smith walked in his day care provider's home last Tuesday and took his two children at gunpoint.  Smith then went to Cost Cutters, where his girlfriend worked, and shot and killed manager Amanda Connors before turning the gun on himself.

Many in-home day cares don't have the same safety features as larger day care centers since they're run right out of the provider's house.

That's why the Sioux Empire Child Care Network is planning a workshop in October for providers to talk about domestic violence and how they can keep themselves and the other children safe.

One day care provider in Sioux Falls has already taken extra steps.  Tammy Remillard installed a special lock with a keypad on it, which she can activate and deactivate for parents.

"It's just always better to be safe, so you spend $100 on a lock, it's well worth it if you prevent a problem," Remillard said.

Tonight on KELOLAND News we'll take a closer look at why home day care providers say safety is especially important in a business that is so personal.

Previous Story

Next Story




View news

You may also like

Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Joseph Patterson Sentenced To Life In Prison

11/19/2015 3:55 PM

A judge has sentenced a man who was found guilty in the death of a two-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Full Story
Jared Fogle Gets More Than 15 Years In Prison

11/19/2015 12:20 PM

A judge has sentenced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 15 years and eight months in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with u...

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story