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Grand Haven woman robbed during contractor scheme


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM)—Grand Haven public safety officers are searching for the men who robbed an elderly woman inside her home.

The 87-year-old woman says a man claiming to be a contractor came to her home on Waverly Avenue asking for a bucket of hot water to help with asphalt work. While she was occupied by the impostor, two other men entered her home and stole items.

The woman says the man claiming to be a contractor was approximately 40 years old, 5'8" tall with a medium build and black hair. He was wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt. Another suspect was approximately 30 years old, 5'6" tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. The third suspect was between the ages of 50 years and 60 years, with a heavy build. He too was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. The men were last seen in a newer white four-door sedan with an out-of-state license plate, possibly from Wyoming.

My Town Grand Haven: Area state parks awarded life-saving beach kits

My Town Grand Haven: Area state parks awarded life-saving beach kits

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Michigan Sea Grant and the National Weather Service are teaming up to help curb rip current drownings in the Great Lakes.

This summer, 10 public beaches along Lake Michigan are getting “beach safety kits”, including Grand Haven State Park, Muskegon State Park, Holland State Park, Hoffmaster State Park and Ludington State Park.  Each kit contains a life ring, a throw bag and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets for children and teenagers. 

The program is also focused on raising awareness about the risk of rip currents, with “water watcher” cards urging parents to monitor children in the water and a searchable database of rip current incidents and deaths, which is available online.

2 Motorcyclists crash on Grand Haven Drawbridge


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two motorcyclists suffered minor injuries after crashing on the Grand Haven DrawBridge Saturday afternoon.

Ottawa County dispatchers say the motorcyclists were heading towards Muskegon when they crashed around 1:20 p.m.

They were wearing helmets. Dispatchers believe the two were traveling with a group of motorcyclists on the highway.


My Town Grand Haven: School board candidate deadline nears

My Town Grand Haven: School board candidate deadline nears
 

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (Grand Haven Area Public Schools)-- GHAPS residents who are interested in serving as a school board member have until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to file a petition.

State law requires that candidates be United States citizens, and qualified and registered electors of the school district they wish to represent by the filing deadline.

At the general election on November 4, 2014, district voters will be asked to elect four board of education members. The four open seats include one two-year term commencing January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016, and three six-year terms commencing January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2020.

Grand Haven man pulls in record-setting fish


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM)- A Grand Haven man is a celebrating a record-breaking catch during a fishing tournament in Muskegon County last month.

20 year old Josh Teunis and his buddies were bow-fishing in a tournament on Bear Lake on June 15th, when he took a shoot and nailed a fish called a Black Buffalo.

The fish, which Teunis says is fairly rare. weighed more than 41.25 pounds and was 38.25 inches long. It was so big Teunis says it took him nearly two minutes to bring it into the boat.

"As soon as I shot, we knew it was by the sheer size. When I got in the boat my buddy said it's a new state record. I thought it was a load of bull crap. He said 'no way, it's a lot bigger than mine is.'"

The catch won the team the tournament title and a $250 prize.


Missing teen returns home


UPDATE (WZZM) - Facebook posts to the Abbie Miller Missing page indicate that Abbie has returned home safe.

Officers from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety say they located Abbie late last night at an address on Mercury Drive.

Abbie was returned to the home of her Father.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM/GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE) -- On Monday, pictures of 17-year-old Abbie Miller flooded social media. Miller was last seen wearing a plaid bikini top and shorts as she rode her light blue bike on Friday afternoon in downtown Grand Haven.

Miller is described as 5'3" tall weighing about 135 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and a big smile with braces, said Miller's mother, Andria Woiwode.

My Town Grand Haven: Fortino's for sale

My Town Grand Haven: Fortino's for sale

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—A Grand Haven mainstay that’s been in business for more than a century is about to change hands.

Fortino's is for sale.  Three generations of the Fortinos have owned and operated the downtown business for more than 107 years.  However, with the latest owners preparing to retire and the fourth generation already involved in other careers and endeavors, there is no one left in the family to take over the shop.

Dave Ten Cate with Capstone Real Estate says the business is constantly growing and a cornerstone in the community, with many children making a Saturday pilgrimage to the store for candy.  Ten Cate says there have been some inquiries since the business went on the market, but no contracts have been signed.  For additional information, contact Capstone at (616) 847-1031.