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High winds down trees and knock out power in Ottawa County

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)- Consumers Energy confirms 150 customers in the West Olive and Grand Haven areas of Ottawa County are without power. 

The high winds along the lakeshore toppled some trees and damaging power lines. Service is expected to be restored to about 100 of those customers Friday night.  The other 50 or so customers in the hardest hit areas may not have electricity until mid-day Saturday. 

Consumers Energy says its crews are working as fast as possible to restore service.

Spring Lake moves to 2-0 with win over Ludington

SPRING LAKE (WZZM) -- Spring Lake needed a last-second score to beat Whiteall last week. The Lakers took care of business without nearly as much drama.

Quarterback Keegan Walter scored on an option keeper, and hit Ryan Walling on a touchdown pass to lead the way for Spring Lake.

The Lakers remain undefeated with a 27-13 win.

Thanks to our "Hot Shot", Spring Lake student Alex Sinn for providing the highlights.

Traverse City Central @ Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN (WZZM) -- After knocking off one Traverse City school last week, Grand Haven looked to go 2-0 with a win over Traverse City Central.

The Bucs took the early lead and led 21-to-0 before the Traverse City Trojans scored their first touchdown.

The Trojans just couldn't catch up.  As the clock ran out, the Bucs beat the Trojans by a convincing 41 to 14.

Man washes up on Lake Michigan beach

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Grand Haven Tribune)- Emergency crews were called at 3:55 p.m. to a Lake Michigan Beach in the area of Buchanan off Lakeshore Drive on the report of a man washing up on the beach.

Police said the man, who had possibly died because of medical reasons other than a drowning, washed up onto shore on a private beach just north of the Buchanan Street beach.

Click here to finish reading this story from our partner the Grand Haven Tribune.

Spring Lake tops Whitehall in wild opener

(WZZM) - Spring Lake beat Whitehall in the closing seconds Friday night.

Whitehall took the lead on their last drive of the game, but Spring Lake came back and scored with just four seconds left.

Watch the video for details and highlights.

Police: Driver admits falling asleep before head-on crash in Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Police say a teenager admitted she fell asleep before her car collided with another vehicle on M-104 Friday afternoon.

The accident happened at 5 p.m. near 144th Avenue in Spring Lake Township.

People at businesses along M-104 -- also known as Cleveland St. -- say they looked up when they heard the impact.

"They were both just spinning with smoke coming out of them," says Leroy Zalsman. "I heard a pop, looked up, and they were both spinning both cars."

Police say the driver of the westbound car, Rebecca Plont, 16, of Nunica, told them she fell asleep at the wheel.   Her 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix veered into the eastbound lanes.   Deputies say Plonk told them she woke up just before hitting the other car.

Water weeds overtaking Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (WZZM)-- The summer weather has been great for those who live on or spend time enjoying Spring Lake. But all the sunlight is also adding to what some say is the biggest weed problem in a decade.

"It has come on strong this year," says Emil VanCura of Ferrysburg.

He says the weeds blanketing the lake bottom are almost solid near her dock.

"[It's] the worst I have seen it since [19]90," she says.

But the out of control Milfoil weed growth isn't just on his side of the lake. Spring Lake President John Nash sees it behind his home too.

"Who was to expect a summer like this," Nash says. "I think because of the unusual warmth and some heavy rain events, we have had more weed growth then we have had in previous summers."