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Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in Newport man's death

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Authorities believe a Newport man died Friday of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning while working on a gas engine in his garage.

Emergency crews were called Friday afternoon to a garage at 660 Sixth Ave., where 60-year-old Robin J. Hiley was found not breathing. A gas-powered stump grinder was running in the garage when emergency crews arrived at about 4:30 p.m., according to the police report.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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