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.
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Recently reported criminal activity in Newport.
A Cottage Grove man faces felony charges for allegedly joining with three male accomplices in the rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a Cottage Grove man who authorities linked to a complex Dark Web plot to pay for his wife’s murder before he ultimately poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as a suicide. Stephen Carl Allwine, 43, was charged with second-degree intentional murder in the Nov. 13, 2016, death of his wife, Amy Louise Allwine, 43, at their 110th Street home. He appeared Wednesday for a brief first appearance in Washington County District Court. He is being held in Washington County jail.
The husband of a Cottage Grove woman found dead in her home two months ago has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. Police on Tuesday arrested Stephen Carl Allwine, 42, and booked him at the Washington County jail on probable cause second-degree murder in connection with 43-year-old Amy Louise Allwine’s death.
South Washington County Schools has delayed school start times by two hours Tuesday morning. Weather and road conditions prompted the delayed start. Many districts in the region delayed their start or closed altogether in response to icy road conditions. District 833 schools will begin two hours after their regulardly scheduled start times. Buses will pick up students two hours later than usual. There is no district pre-K and half-day kindergarten. Kids Club sites will open at 8:30 a.m.
Dozens of children and their parents turned out at Whitbred Park for ice skating and hockey, a medallion hunt, snacks in the warming house and marshmallow-roasting over a fire.
Recently reported criminal activity.
Local lawmakers say they would support efforts to allow voters to physically cast their ballot more than a week ahead of Election Day.
A Canadian truck driver died after falling while making a delivery to a Cottage Grove business. Police said the 55-year-old driver from Mississauga, Ontario, was delivering to Diversified Manufacturing Corp., 9850 Hemingway Ave., about 11:45 a.m. Dec. 27 when he fell and hit his head outside. The man, whose name has not been released, was unresponsive when first responders arrived. He died at the scene, police said.
Parents can weigh in on District 833's proposed south elementary school attendance boundary changes at public meetings beginning this week.