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Crowd gathers to debate Dewey Hill cross


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds packed the Loutit District Library for a panel discussion Wednesday evening, to debate whether Grand Haven should continue to raise a 48-foot cross on city-owned Dewey Hill.

Each Summer, First Reformed Church pays the city to put up the cross for 10 Sundays for an event called Worship on the Waterfront.

One group is now publicly calling for a halt to the cross raising.

That group says it violates the separation of church and state and claims that equal access is not granted to other groups to use the space. Some opponents also say it makes some people who aren't Christians feel like outsiders in their own community.

A group who wants to keep the cross there says it feels since the church rents the space during those weeks, it has the right to display the cross temporarily.

Man arrested for breaking into gun shop


ROBINSON TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon County man is under arrest for breaking into an Ottawa County gun shop.

Ottawa County deputies responded to an alarm at Felix's Gun Shop on Green Street at about 1:00am. A responding deputy saw the suspect leave the shop and run south. Deputies set up a perimeter around the area and the man was taken into custody about 90 minutes later in a wooded area.

The 21-year-old suspect's name will be released after his arraignment.


St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Will Host Juried Arts and Crafts Show With 1,000 Items Nov. 14-15

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., OCT. 10, 2014―Over 1,000 arts and crafts items from among 50 vendors will be featured for the general public and Christmas shoppers during the St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish Juried Arts & Crafts Show.  The event will be held Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish Family Center.

 

St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish is located at 920 Fulton Street, directly off Highway 31 in Grand Haven.  Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.

 

The parish’s “MOM’s Group” will put on a festive luncheon both days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Attendees may choose from among a display of hearty soups, salads, quiche and desserts available.

 

“We are encouraging anyone to come and make it a ladies day outing, as this event coincides with the opening day of deer-hunting season,” said Ellen Valdez, St.

Spring Lake intersection reopens after gas leak


UPDATE - At 3:00pm, the Ottawa County Dispatch announced that the roads have reopened.

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (WZZM) - M-104 and Buchanan in Spring Lake is closed right now due to a natural gas leak.

Ottawa County Dispatch reports that crews are on the scene and the intersection will be closed until further notice. The Spring Lake Library has been closed due to the leak.

An extended portion of roadway from N. Fruitport Road to Jackson has also been closed.

New trial for woman tased while protesting ticket


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- An Ottawa County woman who was tased for protesting a traffic ticket will get a new trial.

In 2012, Mary Vandenberg tried to pay the ticket with 145 $1 bills that she had defaced with red and black markers. Employees didn't accept the money, and officers started escorting her out. When she refused to leave, she was tased, pepper-sprayed, and handcuffed.

After being convicted of resisting arrest, Judge Ed Post fined Vandenberg $548.

The state Court of Appeals has since overturned the conviction, saying the law under which she was convicted is "unconstitutionally vague and overbroad."


Hudsonville rallies for a late win over Gran Haven


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - Coming off two close loses in the previous weeks, the Hudsonville Eagles put an end to their losing streak Friday defeating the Grand Haven Buccaneers 27-24.

The Bucs celebrated their homecoming entered into the second half up 17-7. But the Eagle's Kyle Toth carried the ball and his team to the end zone and eventually the win.


WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT DEAN TRACEY BRAME TO RECEIVE THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. SERVICE AWARD FROM THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Service award will honor Brame’s efforts in implementing youth Scouting opportunities

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oct. 2, 2014 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will award both WMU-Cooley Law School Assistant Dean Tracey Brame and her husband, Kenyatta Brame, who is an adjunct professor at WMU-Cooley, with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for their implementation of youth Scouting opportunities. The service award will be presented at the Fulfilling the Dream fundraising luncheon on Monday, October 6 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

 

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