Here are five things you need to know on this Tuesday evening:

Bear “not where it was supposed to be” at Great Plains Zoo

There was an issue with a bear at the Great Plains Zoo Tuesday afternoon. 

Zoo officials said “a bear was not where it was supposed to be.” Officials declared a “Code 1” which alerts the public in the zoo. 

Officials stressed the bear was never loose in the public facility. 

BREAKING: At least seven injured in Colorado school shooting

Two suspects are in custody and at least seven students are injured after a shooting at STEM school in Highlands Ranch, near Denver.

The victims were taken to area hospitals. When officers arrived – they could still hear shots being fired.


There could be a third suspect.

The school has close to 2,000 students….kindergarten through 12th grades.

LATEST: Sheriff says shots fired at school in suburban Denver

WASHINGTON D.C. BUREAU: Federal disaster aid

The House is set to vote again later this week on a $17-billion Disaster Relief Bill.  The bill has been stalled in Congress as lawmakers—and the President—fight about who gets how much. 

The President took to Twitter again today to attack Democrats’ plans to provide additional aid to Puerto Rico—still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017. 

He says the Puerto Ricans have gotten enough money, and mainland farmers need help now. 

But Democrats say the bill has money for farmers and Puerto Rico, and the President should not pick and choose which Americans get helpAnna Wiernicki reports on the ongoing disaster that is the disaster bill. 

Noem responds to Oglala Sioux ban

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) talked for the first time with reporters today since being banned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe from the massive Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

She told Capitol News Bureau Correspondent reporter Bob Mercer it was a big surprise to her. 

Click here to read his full report. 

Fireworks return to Mt. Rushmore

Fireworks will return to the Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, starting in 2020. 

This was a decision between the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Department of the Interior. 

The last time fireworks were used at Mount Rushmore was 2009. The display was stopped because of concerns related to the pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills National Forest. 

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