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West Ottawa knocks off Grand Haven


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Caleb McNitt recorded a pair of touchdown runs and West Ottawa defeated Grand Haven 18-7 Friday night.


Muskegon CC rolls over Spring Lake


SPRING LAKE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central led 35-0 at the half and cruised to a lopsided 49-0 over Spring Lake,


Grand Haven priest on leave


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Catholic priest serving a lakeshore parish is on leave for six months.

A spokesman for the Diocese of Grand Rapids says Fr. William Langlois is taking leave from his duties at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish for having an inappropriate, but not illegal, relationship with a woman. The spokesman said the leave is an opportunity to heal.

The diocese describes Fr. Langlois as a very popular priest, and leaders hope he returns to his duties after his leave.

Parishioners learned of the leave at last weekend's Masses.


Lotto tickets stolen in Grand Haven, redeemed in Benton Harbor


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Winning lottery tickets may lead Ottawa County investigators to two suspects in a gas station robbery.

Last month, two people robbed the Express Lane Gas Station on Robbins Road in Grand Haven Township.

One suspect pulled a gun and ordered the clerk to open the register. Then, they tied her up in a back room. The suspects took cash and lottery tickets.

Wednesday, investigators released a picture from a gas station in Benton Harbor. It shows a woman redeeming some of the lottery tickets stolen in Grand Haven.

This woman is considered a suspect, and if you have information, call the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department or Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.


Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance

Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance

The Commons of Evergreen present the Fall Harvest Ballroom Dance with music by Pacific Lite on Saturday, October 11th from 7 - 10pm.  Admission is $10 for a Commons member and $15 for Non-members.

Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or snack to share.

Reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, October 9th.

Evergreen Commons is located at 480 State St. in Holland, MI 49423. Please mail your reservation and check to this address.

Police respond to Allied Cash Advance armed robbery


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at Allied Cash Advance in Grand Haven, according to Ottawa County dispatch.

The robbery was reported around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at 1013 S. Beacon Blvd.

Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke said in a press release that the suspect got away with an undetermined amount of money.

An employee said the suspect, described as a 5'10" woman of medium build wearing a black hoodie, entered the business through the front door and demanded cash. The robber's face was covered by a black and white bandanna, and the clerk reported seeing something, possibly a gun, in the robber's hand.

A K9 unit failed to find the suspect, and the case is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the case should call Grand Haven DPS at 616-842-3460 or Ottawa County Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

“Still Missing” with Author Ross Richardson

 

Unsolved mysteries in the Michigan region are the topics of author and adventurer Ross Richardson’s latest book, “Still Missing: Rethinking the D.B. Cooper Case and Other Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances.”  Richardson will be discussing several cases about missing people, ships and airplanes at Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the presentation.

 

In 2010 Richardson discovered the wreck of the treasure ship Westmorland. Richardson has been involved in more than twenty Great Lake shipwreck discoveries over the past fifteen years.  He has expanded his investigations to include those of the freighter Andaste, which sank in 1929, disappearing planes, and a new theory about infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper.