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Appeal rejected for man convicted of robbery and murder at jewelry store

(WZZM)- A Muskegon Heights man convicted of murdering two people at a Grand Haven jewelry store has lost his appeal.  The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected all six arguments made by Darick Anderson.

Two separate juries convicted Anderson and his brother Dimitri of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Investigators say both men robbed R.K. Jewelers in July 2008 and shot and killed the store owner, as well as a customer.  Both brothers maintained their innocence during sentencing last year.  They face life in prison without the chance of parole.

Central Park Players present Little Shop of Horrors

October 15-17, 21-24, & 28-30 - Grand Haven Community Center

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken 
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Dave Reigler

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.

Spring Lake Intermediate School- Principal's Letter

From: http://www.springlakeschools.org

Beginning October 12th, our school will begin MEAP testing. Both the 5th and 6th grade students will take tests in Mathematics and English/Language Arts. Additionally, the 5th grade students will take a Science test and the 6th grade students will take a Social Studies test. The testing window is only four days: 10/12, 10/13, 10/19, and 10/20. Our school promises to continue doing our part to ensure the success of each child. We ask that you help us at home by making sure your children get plenty of rest, and that the students have plenty of water and nutritious snacks to ensure they are physically ready for their testing days.

Grand Haven gets playoff berth over Grandville

GRANDVILLE (WZZM) -- The Grand Haven Buccaneers were going four a fourth straight win and a playoff spot as they took in the Grandville Bulldogs Friday.

Grand Haven had a 28-0 lead in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs came back with a pair of touchdowns through the air though.  Collin Dekam to Adam Wise who took it the distance to make it 28-7.  Then in the fourth quarter Dekam to Mike Seitz to make it 31-15.  That was as close as they would get though.

Grand Haven's Ben Stegall took it 79 yards to help the Buccaneers clinch a return trip to the playoffs.  They won 38-15.

Spring Lake wins Lakes 8 showdown with Grant

SPRING LAKE (WZZM) -- Arguably the top two teams in the Lakes-8 squared off as the undefeated Grant Tigers faced the Spring Lake Lakers Friday.

Some highlights: After a scoreless first quarter Spring Lake struck first when Keegan Walter went deep to Stephen Annese.  He went into the endzone untouched giving the Lakers a 7-0 lead.

In the third quarter Spring Lake got it going again. T.J. Kriger took it 48 yards to the house.  That upped Spring Lake's lead 25-7.

In the end Spring Lake handed Grant its first loss of the season.  The final score 39-21.

Michigan appeals court upholds man's conviction in Grand Haven double murder

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A state appeals court is upholding the conviction of a man for a double murder during a Grand Raven robbery.

Dmitri Anderson was convicted for the July 2008 hold-up and killings at R.K. Jewelers.

Anderson appealed the 2009 conviction, saying there was not enough evidence linking him to the crime and that his lawyers did not properly defend him.

The state appeals court rejected his argument.

Previous coverage: Man convicted in Grand Haven double murder

Anderson's brother, Darick, was also convicted for the murders.

Two with serious injuries after Grand Haven crash

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries following a two vehicle crash that sent a car into a house.

The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Robbins Road and 160th Avenue.

Ottawa County deputies say Lesley Martin, 87, of Grand Haven Township failed to yield to a pick-up truck on Robbins. Martin's vehicle ran off the road and into a house.

The pick-up truck, driven by Mark Kramer, 27 of Grand Haven, rolled over in a yard.

The crash remains under investigation.