First@4: Latest COVID-19 numbers; Three arrested in connection to Dec. homicide; Lawmakers split on mask wearing at the Capitol

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Here’s a look at today’s top stories:


Officials confirmed 452 new total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday as active cases increased to 4,762. The last time active cases were below 5,000 was October 8.

253 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.


Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a Dec. 30 homicide in Sioux Falls.

Crystal Mosseau and Josue Hernandez face 1st degree murder charges while Susan Sanchez is charged with accessory to murder.


A group described as a pro-Trump Christian group has received a permit to gather on Sunday Jan. 17 for prayer in the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre. The group has been gathering every Sunday since December.

The FBI recently issued warnings about possible armed protests at capitols in all 50 states and Washington D.C. leading up to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.


The 2021 legislative session began Tuesday in Pierre and lawmakers are responding differently to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten of the Democrats are unified in wearing a mask in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Many of the Senate Republicans are wearing masks while many of the 62 House Republicans are not.


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