In the days after Dec. 14, it was hard for Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon to imagine the day they’d be able to talk, even laugh, about their 6-year-old Charlotte. The feisty, smart, happy first-grader was one of 20 students and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.
A 17-year-old Orono teen is missing, according to authorities. Orono Police are looking for James Joseph (Joe) Kenney. He was last seen in Hopkins driving a forest green Land Rover LR3, license plate number 899-HAE. If you have any information on Kenney’s whereabouts, call Orono Police or your local authorities.
Students at Orono are mourning the death of a beloved football and track coach. Bob Perry, 51, collapsed and died Thursday afternoon during middle school track practice.
An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.
In the chaos of high school, it’s often easy to overlook the small things. At Orono High School, Abbey Saville and Meggie Dumas are doing their best to make sure that doesn’t happen, so they want people to recognize each other with Charlotte’s Challenge.
As expected, it’s still too hard for Joann Bacon to open up to the press about her daughter. Her brother, Paul Hagen of Minneapolis, says it’s a slow healing process.
An auto shop worker is recovering today, after a bizarre accident on the job. The worker was checking out the tires on a camper at the Amstar on Shoreline Drive in Orono, when one of the tires exploded.
Authorities are offering a $4,000 reward to help figure out who set two police squad cars on fire in Orono, Minn. Police say an officer pulled into the Orono Police Department on Sept. 14 to find two squad cars fully engulfed in flames.
Authorities said Thursday that two people have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from boats on Lake Minnetonka.
The State Patrol says there was a fatal crash along Highway 12 near Orono, Minn. Tuesday morning. The crash involved a semi truck and a car.
Police are looking for the person who damaged three police vehicles overnight using, among other things, dead carp.
Police chased a suspect in a freshly-stolen car Friday morning from Orono to Golden Valley, where the chase ended in a crash, authorities said.
For WCCO-TV’s final Community Spotlight award, we went to Schumann Elementary in Orono.
The Minnesota State Patrol released the names of the people killed in a head-on collision in Long Lake.
A head-on collision in Long Lake killed two people Monday night and closed Highway 12 as authorities investigate the accident, Orono police said.
Brady Wohler scored 23 points and Jordan Smith added 21 points to help the Orono Spartans outlast the Columbia Heights Hylanders 85-76 on Saturday night in the Class 3A state championship game.