MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) – Officials say hunters found a solid bronze deer statue that was stolen in June near Moravia in southern Iowa. KCCI-TV reports that the Appanoose (AP’-uh-noos) County sheriff’s office says that “Swamp Jumpers” was discovered about 30 miles away. The statue depicts a large buck and doe and weighs about 1,500 pounds.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Polk County prosecutors have added three involuntary manslaughter charges, but dropped one of eight counts against a Des Moines doctor suspected of prescribing narcotic painkillers to people who fatally overdosed. The Des Moines Register reports that the additional charges were filed yesterday against Dr. Daniel Baldi (BALD’-ee).
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton will visit Iowa on Friday to support Democrats running for Congress. Clinton will speak at a rally for Christie Vilsack in Sioux City. Later, Clinton will attend a fundraiser in Des Moines for Rep. Leonard Boswell. The Gazette says U.S. House Speaker John Boehner will attend a fundraiser for Republican Ben Lange Oct. 17 in Cedar Rapids.
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – The search continues for suspects in the shooting of a trumpeter swan at a nature center in northern Iowa. The Globe Gazette in Mason City says the swan was killed Saturday at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Cerro Gordo County.