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UPDATE: Gunman in hostage-taking in jail Video included

SHAWANO (WAOW) - A gunman suspected of holding a fast food worker hostage for an hour in Wittenberg before surrendering to police was taken to a mental health center for evaluation and later jailed, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday.

NFL to release schedule Wednesday

The NFL will release its regular-season schedule on Wednesday night on ESPN 2 at 7 p.m. More>>

Exclusive sneak peak: Meet Hank the Ballpark Pup Video included

It's an exciting time for the Milwaukee Brewers! After a disappointing season last year, the Brew Crew is off to a HOT start.

Tornado drill scheduled for April 24 Video included

A statewide tornado drill is in the works later this month.

Summer safety tips for kids

Summer safety for kids Summer safety for kids

Each year thousands of children die and millions are hurt in accidents that could have been prevented. More>>

NCAA puts Wisconsin college on probation over aid

The NCAA says it is placing a Wisconsin college on probation for one year after determining its head football coach arranged scholarships for players in violation of the organization's rules.

Wausau lawmaker announces re-election bid

WAUSAU (WAOW) – State Rep. Mandy Wright announced Wednesday that she will seek re-election to a second term. More>>

Half-eaten cinnamon roll leads Wis. police to car thief

A half-eaten cinnamon roll helped Madison police track down a suspected car thief.

Nekoosa man convicted of killing sister's kitten

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Nekoosa man was convicted Wednesday of killing his sister's kitten after he became upset because she wasn't home last fall. More>>

Nerf gun scare in Wausau Video included

Wausau police dealt with a false alarm Tuesday night. More>>

Object of interest washes ashore in search for missing Malaysian plane

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday.Police secured the material, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state, the search coordination center said in a statement, without describing the material found. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is examining photographs to assess whether further investigation ... More>>

Wisconsin GAB to certify spring election results

Wisconsin election officials are set to certify results from the 2014 spring election. More>>

Sen. Baldwin to discuss politics at Marquette

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is scheduled to talk politics during an hour-long forum at Marquette University in Milwaukee. More>>

5 Milwaukee museums offer free, reduced admission

Five Milwaukee museums are offering free or reduced admission to help promote each other. More>>

Wausau's Thomas Street project moves forward Video included

Wausau's Thomas Street project is out of the brainstorming phase. More>>

No decision reached on Wausau mall's rent payment Video included

The Wausau City Council has decided not to do anything right now about giving the Wausau Center mall a break on rent. More>>

Two hurt in Portage County crash Video included

Two people were hurt in a Portage County crash Tuesday. More>>

Wausau businesses recognized in award ceremony Video included

Some Wausau-area businesses were recognized Tuesday morning at the Small Business Awards.

Campus reacts to students death in Portage Co. crash Video included

UW Stevens Point students and staff are mourning the loss of two lives that were taken too soon.

Family refuses to give up hope in search for missing dogs Video included

A central Wisconsin family refuses to give up searching for their dogs. The Dundore's two German shepherds went missing from Birnamwood in January. More>>

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