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Wausau police explain why citations were issued in Nerf gun fight

The Wausau Police Department is releasing more information about a Nerf gun fight that's causing controversy.

Schools, businesses take part in statewide tornado drill Video included

Where would you go if a tornado struck today? State leaders want you to be prepared. That's why they asked all businesses and schools to participate in a statewide tornado drill.

Harsh weather delays campgrounds opening in central Wisconsin Video included

The harsh weather is delaying some campground and trail openings in central Wisconsin.

Wausau businessman seeks 85th Assembly seat

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Wausau businessman announced his candidacy Thursday for the Republican nomination for the state Assembly in District 85, which includes the Wausau area.

UPDATE: Gunman faces 2 felonies in hostage-taking Video included

SHAWANO (WAOW) – A gunman who held a fast food worker hostage in Wittenberg promised to surrender after police agreed to take him to a mental health facility, not jail, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

Sobering lessons for Rhinelander students Video included

Life Changing Lesson Life Changing Lesson

With prom and graduation right around the corner for Rhinelander High School students they got a sobering lesson about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Wausau Paper appoints new top executives

MOSINEE(WAOW) – Three weeks after being named an interim leader of Wausau Paper Corp. in a shakeup of top executives, Michael Burandt was appointed the company's chairman of the board and chief executive officer on Thursday.

Dog rescued in Town of Maine fire

A dog was rescued from a house fire on 60th Avenue in the Town of Maine.

JUST A TEST: Tornado drill scheduled for today Video included

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for this afternoon.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest delays campground openings

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is delaying the opening of their campgrounds and recreation trails, according to the park.

Drug take-back day on Saturday

The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for this Saturday, April 26, from 10-2 p.m. at collection sites across the state.

WIS 29 construction to begin in Rib Mountain Video included

Updated: Apr 23, 2014 10:10 PM

Early next month, crews will start working on Wisconsin 29 between Rib Mountain and Rothschild.

Wausau's 2nd annual March for Equality announced Video included

The 2nd Annual March for Equality has been announced for this summer, one year after controversy caused the creation of the inaugural event.

Packers schedule released

The Green Bay Packers 2014 schedule has been released.

Wausau West seniors face consequences from nerf guns Video included

Wausau police dealt with a false alarm Tuesday night.

Shawano County officials credit hostage in helping end standoff Video included

It may have ended peacefully, but for more than two hours on Tuesday tensions in Shawano County were high. 

Marshfield man accused of hauling stolen goods Video included

MADISON (WAOW) - A 28-year-old Marshfield man has been charged with four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said Wednesday. 

Grand Avenue detour set in Wausau Thurs. night

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Repairing a water service leak will require a major detour in Wausau on Thursday night.

Mark Bucki to be sentenced July 3 Video included

MERRILL (WAOW) - A 50-year-old Merrill man convicted of killing his estranged wife and hiding her body in some Taylor County woods will be sentenced July 3.

Summer safety tips for kids Video included

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.

Wausau lawmaker announces re-election bid

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

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