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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.


My Town: Pastors transition to new parishes Sept. 17

My Town: Pastors transition to new parishes Sept. 17

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A pastor from Coopersville and Marne is presiding over a new parish.

Effective Sept. 17,  Rev. David C. Gross of St. Mary Parish in Marne and St. Michael Parish in Coopersville will take over as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Spring Lake. 

Bishop Walkowiak with the Diocese of Grand Rapids has appointed Rev. D. Anton Tran to take over Gross’ duties at the parishes in Marne and Coopersville, beginning that same day.  Tran is leaving St. Mary-St. Jerome Parish in Custer. 

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

Fatal Crossing: Quest for Answers @ SLDL

On June 23, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4 with 58 people on board, disappeared over Lake Michigan. Over half a century later nationally acclaimed author and shipwreck explorer Clive Cussler teamed up with Valerie van Heest of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to attempt to find the submerged plane wreckage. Join Valerie van Heest, award winning author and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, at Spring Lake District Library on Thurs., Sept. 25, at 7:00 p.m. to learn what was discovered.

Taste of My Town: Pronto Pups, Oddside Ales, and stunt kites in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Alana Nehring and Jen Pascua headed out to Grand Haven for this week's Taste of My Town.

Alana learned how to fly a stunt kite from Steve Negen of Mackite.

Then she and Jen visited Oddside Ales and Pronto Pups to talk about beer and good food.

Oddside Ales is located in the old Story and Clark building and has very little signage, relying on word of mouth to keep people coming. You can visit their website here.

Grand Haven stays perfect with win over Reeths-Puffer

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Haven used a solid defensive effort to top Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 19-9 Friday night.

The Bucs remained unbeaten at 3-0, while Reeths-Puffer fell to 2-1.

Grand Haven led 12-2 at the half after a 38-yard touchdown pass from Levi Overway to Jacob Kostner,

The Bucs increased their lead in the third on another Overway touchdown pass to Nick Mulcahy.

Group wants Grand Haven cross removed

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- In a 1962 photo from the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, you can see the large cross illuminated on top of Dewey Hill.

That cross was once used more often than it is today, and most of the year it can't be seen, because it's in the down position.

Ten Sundays each summer, though, a church pays the city to set the cross upright for Worship on the Waterfront.

"It is hydraulic, and it goes up," said Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb. "When it is over, push a button and it goes down. The stadium is rented by the church, and the cross is part of the rental of the whole waterfront stadium experience."

Mayor McCaleb says the city's minimal cost as it relates to the cross is included in the fee to rent Waterfront Stadium.

"It does not cost the taxpayers of the city anything," said the Mayor.