Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have arrested a couple after finding them living with a baby in a garage without heat, electricity, or a bathroom. Police say 23-year old Danae Haynes and 22-year-old Justin Sorter are charged with child endangerment causing bodily injury, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violations. The child, estimated to be about nine months old, is healthy but was not dressed to withstand near freezing temperatures.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Maquoketa natives have given their second $10 million gift in three years to the University of Iowa. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Jerre and Mary Joy Stead of Scottsdale, Arizona want to advance children’s medicine at the university. The donation includes $8 million to endow one faculty chair each in the areas of pulmonology, nephrology, neurology and general pediatrics.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 20-year-old eastern Iowa man charged in the 2011 traffic death of a friend has been sentenced to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Zachary Swenka of North Liberty apologized at a Thursday court hearing to the friends and family of 14-year-old Mackenzie Lown, who died in the crash.
SPILLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville are hoping to get public support to replace the floor of one of a few vintage ballrooms left in Iowa. KWWL television reports the managers of the Inwood Ballroom say they must replace the 5,000-square-foot dining room floor for $50,000.