May 16, 2020 1:00 PM

Pine Ridge man pleads guilty to fatally bludgeoning brother

Posted May 16, 2020 1:00 PM

RAPID CITY, S. D. (KOTA-TV) — A Pine Ridge man has pleaded guilty in federal court to killing his brother.

Fifty-two-year-old Lawrence Pourier entered the plea Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Pourier had been charged with second-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of his brother, Eric Pourier.

KOTA-TV says Pourier admits getting in a fight with his brother at a home near Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Reservation last January.

A statement signed by the defendant says he hit his brother on the back and head with a pipe at least 20 times.

The cause of his brother’s death was blood loss due to blunt force trauma. 

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May 16, 2020 1:00 PM
United Way, Eagle Radio, Bob Schmidt Foundation continue to raise funds

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

United Way of Western Nebraska has partnered with Eagle Radio and the Bob Schmidt Foundation to help local food banks and families across the panhandle. Donations and funds will primarily be used for basic food needs.

United Way "Giving Day" was on May 5. So far United Way is half way to their goal of $5,000. Once that goal is met, the Bob Schmidt Foundation will match that up to $10,000. 

Currently United Way, Eagle Radio, and the foundation have raised $4,270.35

Below is a list of ways to donate.  

- Go to

-Text uwgive to 313131

-Mail a check to P.O. Box 617 and mark "Eagle gives"on the memo line or something similar.

-You can also donate by clicking one of the United Way ads on this website.