Iowa News Headlines: Tue., March 27 2012


March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

     DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A 27-year-old Iowa City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Ryan Felts must also serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison. Prosecutors say Felts posted several images of child pornography on a porn website in 2009.
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa House is set to approve more than $36 million in school spending cuts. The package would spend around $774 million for education next year, which is less than the $839.1 million Governor Terry Branstad requested. The Democrat-led Senate has already approved a plan roughly $115 million larger than the one being considered in the House.
     CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) – The Carlisle fire chief faces an alcohol-related charge follow a traffic stop over the weekend. Fire Chief Scott Burger, who was a passenger in the vehicle pulled over on Saturday, was charged with an open container violation. Police say the driver, firefighter Roy Galindo, was charged with drunken driving.
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake women’s basketball coach Amy Stephens has resigned after nine seasons. In a statement, Stephens says she and the school had different visions for the future of the program. The Bulldogs finished 18-16 last season before losing in the first round of the WNIT.