Some of the most interesting news often happens in the suburbs and the just-completed year was no exception.
The most-read NOW online story of 2011 was an item on a 70-year-old St. Francis man who found a missile buried in the wall of his bathroom. How did it get there? We don't know for sure, but a former owner of the house was a World War II veteran known to collect war souvenirs.
We invite you to take a look back at some of the other most popular stories from 2011:
Woman uses 5-year-old son as shield against Taser
Family of lost child at Mayfair fights with police officers
Man, 74, calls police after being shortchanged by escort
Video of naked neighbor results in arrest for lewd behavior in Wauwatosa
Scammer targets Mayfair retailers
Teens beat rob man in Wauwatosa because he criticized their behavior
Man calls 911 in search of missing remote, doesn't miss Brewers game
Landisch out as Wauwatosa West boys basketball coach
Man calls police after adult dancers leave him stranded
You can also browse the best sports photos and feature photos of the year as selected by NOW staff photographers C.T. Kruger and Peter Zuzga.