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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The father accused of leaving his infant outside overnight in Sioux Falls has pleaded guilty to child abuse. Thirty-nine-year-old Ronald Harrison entered the plea Thursday to abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7. Harrison and the child's mother are accused of leaving the baby outside the Faith Family Church for 18 hours in October 2017.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Below is some keys to the West Region first-round game at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Boise, Idaho Thursday, with No. 5 Ohio State (24-8) taking on No. 12 South Dakota State (28-6).
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some Shindler area families who successfully sued South Dakota for a poorly designed highway that flooded their homes are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of forcing the state to pay attorney's fees in the case. A jury awarded the five families $1 million in 2014. Jurors found the state failed to heed warnings by its own engineers about possible flooding if it built culverts on Highway 11 that were too narrow.
PIERRE (AP) — The city of Pierre has named Jason Jones as police chief. The longtime member of the Pierre Police Department will officially assume the role Friday. Jones is replacing Dave Panzer Jr., who has retired. Jones serves now as the department's administrative captain. He started with Pierre police in 2000 and holds a degree from the University of South Dakota.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered state Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of former state Rep. Hal Wick. Daugaard's office says the 73-year-old Wick, of Sioux Falls, died March 7. He served 20 years over several stints in the House of Representatives from 1977 until 2014.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One person is hospitalized after an apartment fire in Sioux Falls. The fire department says the blaze broke out in a third-floor unit shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. The building was evacuated. Firefighters who entered the apartment where the fire started found a person inside in need of help. The person was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. No one else was hurt.
PIERRE (AP) — Secretary of State Shantel Krebs' office has instituted a "legal firewall" separating Krebs from information about the South Dakota U.S. House election in which she's running. The office says Krebs instituted the policy to protect the "integrity of her office and the election process." All office employees have signed it.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Delta Airlines faced several disgruntled customers and frustrated social media posts following a flight from Minneapolis that took more than an hour to deplane after landing in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Regional Airport delay on Sunday sparked complaints on Twitter as flyers and family members called the wait "ridiculous" and "unacceptable." Some criticized the airline for not having enough staff to handle the situation.
BROOKINGS (AP) — A 6-year-old Aurora boy has died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Brookings County. The Highway Patrol says Ethan Rosa was riding in a car that spun out of control on an icy U.S. Highway 14 on March 7, about 3 miles east of Brookings. The car slid into the oncoming lane and collided with a semi trailer. The boy was among three passengers in the car who were injured. He died over the weekend in a Sioux Falls hospital.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of a three-vehicle fatal crash in Minnehaha County. The Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Caitlyn Carman, of Sioux Falls, was driving a sport utility vehicle that was struck from behind on state Highway 42 by a minivan. The collision Thursday evening pushed Carman's vehicle into the path of a semi trailer.