HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) - A northern Iowa police officer is recovering from hand surgery following an accidental shooting at a gun range. The Hampton Police Department says the accident happened last week during night handgun qualification. Firearms instructor Al Brandt, a Hampton officer, tried to clear a weapon malfunction but the gun fired, and one of his hands was struck.
ONEIDA, Iowa (AP) - Officials have released the name of a 78-year-old woman whose body was found by firefighters battling a blaze in a northeast Iowa field. She was identified as Generose Bennett of Oneida. Fire investigators suspect Bennett was burning brush when flames got out of control.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Investigators do not think a crime was involved in the death of a Clive woman whose body was found next to a burning car in West Des Moines. Police say officers found the body Sunday morning when they arrived at the scene on a call about the vehicle fire. The woman has been identified as 34-year-old Christina Dilworth.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than four months after his arrest, one of six men from China charged with conspiring to steal valuable seed corn from U.S companies has been released after posting a $50,000 cash bond. A federal judge yesterday approved the release of Mo Hailong, who is known as Robert Mo. He faces charges in Des Moines after an FBI investigation determined patented seed corn was being taken from test fields owned by Pioneer Hybrid and Monsanto.
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