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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether has ruled out a run for statewide office this year. Huether will finish his second term as mayor of the state's largest city in May, and he can't seek another term. He plans to take time off to address "personal and professional goals," which might include writing a book.
PIERRE (AP) — A man arrested after a chase in South Dakota with his mother's body in the SUV is now charged with murder in California. Thirty-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen was charged Monday in Riverside County in the death of his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Walsh, according to court records.
BELLE FOURCHE (AP) — City officials in Belle Fourche don't believe any sensitive information was compromised when city servers were hacked. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the attack happened Thursday. Officials believe it originated in Russia and Nigeria. Payroll and human resources clerk Nora Erhart says the hackers locked city staff out of their computers, but officials don't believe the hackers got any data.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Two burros that were injured in a wildfire at Custer State Park have been euthanized due to injuries suffered in the blaze. Park officials said the burros suffered internal and external burns and were beginning to suffer from organ failure. The Rapid City Journal reports that another burro that also suffered organ failure was put down last month. Six more burros are still being treated.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officially has a new U.S. attorney. Ronald Parsons Jr. was sworn in last Friday during a brief ceremony in Sioux Falls overseen by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier. The Sioux Falls attorney is the 42nd person to hold the office in South Dakota. Parsons succeeds Randolph Seiler, who retired at the end of last year. Seiler had been nominated to the post by former President Barack Obama in 2015.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota is asking the Trump administration to allow the state to require some Medicaid recipients to work to qualify for the government-funded health coverage for the poor, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Tuesday in his State of the State address. The change would apply to about 4,500 low-income, able-bodied parents who aren't caring for an infant, Daugaard told state lawmakers gathered for the first day of the 2018 legislative session. The governor proposed piloting the new requirement in Minnehaha and Pennington counties.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife has been sentenced to 100 years in prison. Irving Jumping Eagle apologized and said he would never forgive himself before he was sentenced in Minnehaha County court Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Jumping Eagle says he and his wife struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and that he doesn't remember stabbing his wife last April at a Sioux Falls apartment.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — One of three suspects wanted in connection with a double homicide in Sioux Falls has been taken into custody. Nineteen-year-old Crystal Habben was booked into the Minnehaha County Jail early Tuesday for allegedly concealing a felony. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general says an autopsy confirms the death of a California woman found in the back seat of an SUV following an interstate chase is a homicide.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Police have identified two men fatally shot outside an apartment building in Sioux Falls. Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Louis Crockett died at a hospital and 30-year-old Corey James Zephier died at the scene of the shooting Friday. Arrest warrants have been issued for two people, one for first-degree murder and the other for accessory to first-degree robbery.