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RHINELANDER - Dozens of people filled their stomachs with chili while also filling up a charity donation box Tuesday.

First Supply in Rhinelander hosted its 4th annual Chili for Charity.

First Supply employee Brad Spicer said ten employees whipped up their own versions of chili and invited the public to vote on their favorite dish.

"I put beer stouts into the chili, brown sugar, bacon, probably six or seven pounds of meat. It's pretty hearty," said Spicer.

Employee Brian Berns said the Rhinelander store collected donations at a minimum of $5 a bowl to give to Camp American Legion, an organization that helps injured or disabled veterans.

"We have a lot of caring people that work here. And there are always people that need help. So, I think as a work group…we really enjoy [doing] something to help others," said Berns.

Berns said they raised around $1,600.

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RHINELANDER - New movies being released over the next two weeks could add to holiday turnout at local theaters. Rouman Cinema owner George Rouman said Hollywood studios really take note of the holiday season.

Many blockbuster movies come out during that time. Many families will go see movies during the winter season and other organizations take advantage of it too.

"We do quite a lot of company outings and school field trips," said Rouman. "So we host a lot of different groups throughout the year really, but it's really focused a lot here during the holidays."

Rouman said families take advantage of this so they can get out of their home during a long winter day.

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TOWN OF WORCESTER - It takes a lot of commitment to volunteer your time to a community organization. One woman, Ruth Sutton, spent decades of her life helping Price County children. Early in November, she was one of ten people recognized statewide for her service.

"Oh it felt very nice," said Sutton. 

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WAUSAUKEE - A man died in a car crash that also sent another man and woman to the hospital in Marinette County on Tuesday afternoon.  

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 1 p.m. on Highway 180 near Oxbow Lane, which is about two miles east of Wausaukee.

According to the sheriff's office, the 74-year-old man's car was headed west on Highway 180 when he crossed the center line on a curve and hit a car going in the opposite direction head-on.

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MADISON - An environmental law center is suing the state Department of Natural Resources over the agency's refusal to hand over records related to diverting Lake Michigan water for a new Foxconn Technology Group plant.

Midwest Environmental Advocates in May challenged DNR approval of a city of Racine request to pull millions of gallons from the lake daily for the plant.

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PEWAUKEE - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's considering at least one line-item veto of bills passed by Republican lawmakers in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him.

Walker told reporters Tuesday he might look for other line-item possibilities. He didn't give specifics Tuesday other than to say they involve appropriations.

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 12/11/2018

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We'll bring you full coverage and updates on Ellen Tran's 15 year prison sentence this morning. The Rhinelander woman was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide of her 20-month-old stepson at that time.


We'll bring you this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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