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Children delight at chance to meet Santa’s reindeer
MUSKEGON, MI - Comet and Cupid stopped in Muskegon to visit children as they prepare for their busiest night of year - Christmas Eve. The two male reindeer greeted a line of children and families on the lawn at the Hackley Administration Building on Saturday, Dec. 15.
New Reeths-Puffer coach all-in with Muskegon-area football, Ford Field dream
MUSKEGON – Matt Bird walked briskly across the stage to applause inside the Rocket Center Friday at Reeths-Puffer High School, wearing a dark suit, white dress shirt and shiny silver tie with a mix of green.
3rd brewery coming to downtown Muskegon
MUSKEGON, MI - Downtown Muskegon’s third brewery is coming. Rake Beer Project, owned by Muskegon-born brewer Josh Rake, recently signed on to be part of a new development in downtown Muskegon.
Praise for proposed Muskegon County casino at meeting Wednesday night
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Another chance for the public to weigh in on a proposed casino for Muskegon County and another evening full of praise for the project. Wednesday night the public was invited to comment on the potential environmental impact of a $180 million casino project proposed by the
Michigan State signee Alyza Winston, Muskegon answer call vs. Rockford
ROCKFORD – If you’re trying to contact Alyza Winston and she’s not answering, then there’s a good explanation for it. It’s not that she’s ignoring you. “My phone’s broken, actually, so I haven’t talked to anybody, really. I have to wait until Christmas for my upgrade,” she laughed.
Rockford lands ‘first punch,’ delivers knockdown of highly-regarded Muskegon
ROCKFORD – One team looked confident and aggressive Friday night at Rockford High School, while the other seemed hurried and out of sync. One was a Muskegon Big Reds team with sky-high expectations. The other was a Rockford Rams squad still with something to prove.
Michigan family stunned after priest condemns teen son’s suicide at funeral
TEMPERANCE, Michigan — The family of an 18-year-old male who took his own life is calling for the removal of a church’s priest after the priest used the teen’s funeral to condemn suicide.
Muskegon-area casino plan receives overwhelming support at public hearing
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI - Government officials; residents; nonprofit, business and educational leaders; and tribal members all came out to support the proposed $180 million Muskegon County casino project during a public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Hoops roundup: WMC routs Muskegon Heights
The Western Michigan Christian boys basketball team picked up a 60-39 victory over Lakes Eight Conference competitor Muskegon Heights on Friday night. The Warriors led 14-7 after the first quarter, 32-15 at halftime and 41-30 heading into the final period.
Coach saves player who collapses at practice
FRUITPORT TWP. — While shooting free throws at basketball practice Thursday, Luke Anhalt collapsed on the court. The varsity coach for Fruitport Calvary Christian High School, Jeff Zehr, began CPR and AED procedures that saved the Spring Lake teen’s life. Zehr is also a chiropractic physician.
Dad arrested after failing to show for hearing on son’s alleged murder
MUSKEGON, MI – A Muskegon man was arrested and jailed after he failed to attend a court proceeding earlier this week involving his son’s alleged murder. Tony Federighe, 49, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, and remained in jail Thursday morning, according to the Muskegon County Jail web site. A benc
Dismemberment victim’s mom: ‘I just want my baby’
HOLLAND — The mother of a woman whose body was dismembered is pleading with the suspect’s parents to tell her where the rest of her daughter’s remains are. “I just want my baby. I want her to come home. Please, I need help finding her. I need help finding her, I do. I really do. I want her home,” Kr
Attempted robberies at payday lending stores continues
ALPINE TWP. Mich - Police believe the man who attempted to rob the Cash Store on Alpine Ave. NW, about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 is likely the same man who has successfully robbed other payday lending stores in West Michigan.
Downtown Muskegon building to house brewery, 2 restaurants and coffee shop
MUSKEGON, MI - NorthTown 794 could be a miniature version of Grand Rapids’ The B.O.B, right in downtown Muskegon. NorthTown 794 is the reincarnation of the century-old former Al Perri furniture store at 794 Pine St. It will initially house four businesses.
Michigan Land Bank seeks bids for demolition, redevelopment of former Muskegon Heights school property
Property formerly owned by Glendale School in Muskegon Heights, Mich., is currently for demolition and development into attainable housing. The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority made the announcement last week to revive the property into something usable — namely, a 20-unit housing development
Muskegon man jailed for retail fraud, dangerous weapon
A 25-year-old Muskegon man was ordered to spend 90 days in jail when sentenced on retail fraud and a dangerous weapon charge Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court. Cody Michael-James Dame had no comment prior to sentencing.
Judge pulls sentencing agreement in hit-and-run that killed child
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Loved ones of a young girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver will have to wait longer to see justice served after the judge in the case withdrew his sentencing agreement.
Hearing Into Proposed Muskegon-Area Casino Tonight
FRUITPORT, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) – The traditional line from a wedding ceremony – “speak now or forever hold your peace” – could perhaps apply as a second Native American casino near the Lakeshore may be a step closer to reality.
A Warmer and Sunnier Weather Pattern
This was sunset at the Muskegon Channel Thursday evening. With a light southeast wind, the lake was pretty calm. Officially, Grand Rapids recorded 2% of possible sunshine on Thursday, or 13 minutes worth. That gives us less than 4 hours of sunshine in the last 9 days - that's all. We've had only one
Support group battles silence around suicide
MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — When you think of support groups, you might think of substance abuse groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, but a new group in Muskegon it focused on helping people who have attempted to kill themselves.