Iowa News Headlines: Wed., April 24th 2013


April 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a spending plan of nearly $535 million for the state justice system. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House approved the plan yesterday. The House version offers less money than the bill passed in the Democratic-majority Senate. The bill will likely end up in a joint committee to try for a compromise.

PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who was babysitting a 4-year-old girl who was attacked by a dog faces charges in her death. The Prairie City Police Department arrested 24-year-old Jena Marie Wright yesterday. Wright is charged with child endangerment resulting in death and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person in the Monday attack on Jordyn Arndt.

BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Record show two lawsuits have been settled over a stampede during a Fourth of July parade in the eastern Iowa city of Bellevue, but details weren’t made public. The lawsuits were filed by the parents of two children injured in the 2010 accident. Two dozen people were injured in all when a team of horses bolted during the parade.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds says she won’t run for U.S. Senate in 2014. The Republican says she plans to focus on the economic and education agenda of Governor Terry Branstad, who is expected to seek re-election next year.