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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,

WMU-Cooley Law School Dean, Tracey Brame, Honored as one of the "2014 Women in the Law"

WMU-Cooley Law School Dean, Tracey Brame, Honored as one of the "2014 Women in the Law"


Brame chosen as one of 30 honorees, which include two WMU-Cooley graduates, at 2014 event


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Tracey Brame was chosen by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 30 Women in the Law in 2014 and honored at a September 11 luncheon in Troy, Mich. The Women in the Law program is dedicated to saluting high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan and their accomplishments.

Dean Brame came to WMU-Cooley Law School in February 2006 from Legal Aid of Western Michigan, where she was a staff attorney. When she joined the law school, she advised and represented low-income clients on family law, housing, and consumer law issues.

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.

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.

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.