LA CROSSE - A jury in La Crosse County found a man guilty of fatally beating his wife and trying to conceal her death by staging a car accident.
The jury deliberated more than nine hours before finding Todd Kenhammer guilty of first degree intentional homicide, according to the Lacrosse Tribune .
La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke told jurors that Todd Kendhammer lied repeatedly about the circumstances surrounding his wife's death and that he lost control and fatally beat his wife for a reason he has not explained.
Kendhammer told investigators his wife was killed when a pipe from a passing truck flew through their vehicle's windshield.
RHINELANDER - Eighth-grader Alexx Huff doesn't practice half-court shots much.
At the end of basketball practice, he's usually too tired to try and make 40-footers. But Huff had plenty of energy two weeks ago, when he stepped onto the court during halftime of a varsity basketball game in Rhinelander.
"I'm really nervous, I'm really shaky," Huff said, remembering the night. "There's a lot of people watching."
Huff was randomly selected to take part a shooting contest held during every game. The contest ends with a half-court shot.
The Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River held a grand RE-opening that shows patience and perseverance pays off. We talk to the Library Foundation president and vice-president as well as Governor Scott Walker who attended the event.
We'll show you a half-court basketball shot a Rhinelander eighth-grader made that won money for him and raised money the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation.
And tonight on Friday Night Blitz we'll bring you scores from high school games all across North Central Wisconsin as well as highlights from the following basketball games:
Phelps vs. Laona Wabeno (Boys and Girls)
Rhinelander vs. Northland Pines (Boys and Girls)
Elcho vs. Crandon (Boys)
That will be tonight on Friday Night Blitz at the end of Newswatch 12 at 10.
We'll bring you all this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
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