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Pictures recovered 2 years after camera fell in lake

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Proof of the most amazing catch from a Grand Haven charter boat this summer is in the picture seen here. It's not the four fish on the left; it's that small digital camera on the right.

"The thing fell out and flopped into Lake Michigan," explained Deb Hays of Whitehall. The camera belonged to her husband. "When something falls in a Great Lake, your chance of getting it back is slim to none."

The camera had been underwater in Lake Michigan near Grand Haven for more than two years.

Grand Haven leaders approve backyard chickens

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- People living in Grand Haven are now allowed to have chickens in their backyards.

Our partner, the Grand Haven Tribune, reports the city council unanimously approved the new ordinance Monday night. 

It allows only single family home to have chickens and also requires the chickens be kept in the backyard at all times in a permanent enclosure.

The new ordinance limits the number of chickens a family can have to four and roosters are not allowed.

It goes into effect in 20 days.


Man, 84, seriously injured in Grand Haven crash

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Northbound U.S. 31 has reopened at Comstock St. in Grand Haven after a serious injury accident.

The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. 31 and Robbins Road. The road was closed until 10:30 a.m.

Police on scene tell WZZM 13 an 84-year-old man exited Southtown Car Wash, drove over the curb and crossed through U.S. 31 where he was hit by a landscaping truck.

After speaking with witnesses, police think the man may have suffered from a medical condition, as his head was seen down at the time of the crash.

The West Olive man was taken from the scene by AeroMed. His condition is unknown at this time.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Taste of My Town: The Armory in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- You could call it a collaboration for your taste buds. The Armory on 2nd Street in Grand Haven is now home to Aldea Coffee, Righteous BBQ and Grand Armory Brewing. WZZM's Weekend Morning News team got to check out all three in this week's Taste of My Town: Grand Haven.

The days and hours of operation vary for each of these businesses, here they are for your convenience!


Aldea Coffee:

Hours are:

Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm

Saturday 8am to 5pm

Sunday 9am to 5pm



Righteous BBQ:

Hours are:

Tuesday-Thursday 5pm to 9pm
Friday 5pm to 10pm
Saturday 12pm to 10pm
Sunday 12pm to 8pm

Grand Armory Brewing:

Hofma Park expansion one step closer to completion

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The expansion of Hofma Park is one step closer to competition for people in the Grand Haven area.

The Grand Haven Township board unanimously approved a purchase agreement for a 48-acre plot of land next to the park, currently owned by the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.

The township received a grant earlier this year to help buy the land. Now, the purchase agreement will be reviewed by the Diocese and the state.

Brothers busted for business burglaries

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two brothers are facing charges for a series of business burglaries in northwestern Ottawa County.

Christopher Dustman, 36, of Nunica, and Brandon Dustman, 22, of Grand Haven Township, appeared in court yesterday.

Deputies caught them early Sunday morning, after they allegedly broke into the Yellow Jacket Inn restaurant on Lake Michigan Drive in Robinson Township.

Detectives say they're also responsible for three business burglaries in Nunica over the past month. They are also investigating whether the Dustman brothers have been involved in any break-ins in other communities.

2 men arrested in connection with Ottawa Co. break-ins

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two men arrested over the weekend during an attempted break-in are believed to have been involved in a separate burglary earlier this month. 

Evidence recovered during that incident is believed to be connected to a break-in on Oct. 9 at the Allied Cash Advance, located at 1013 S. Beacon Blvd., in Grand Haven. The Grand Haven Tribune reports nothing was stolen at the time.

The sheriff's department and Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officials now are working to determine whether these breaking and entering cases are connected to others in the area.