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Wyoming teen sentenced to probation for fatal crash


BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An 18-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to two years of probation and a suspended jail term in a crash that killed his two passengers.

Jason Fuentes-Perdomo received the sentence on Monday in Mecosta County court. He faces 176 days in jail if he violates the terms of his probation.

Fuentes-Perdomo pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of a moving violation causing death. Authorities say he failed to stop at an intersection on Eight Mile Road in May and collided with a pickup truck. Twenty-two-year-old Michael Aguilar of Coopersville and his cousin, 18-year-old Roman Aguilar-Emmons of Wyoming, were killed. Aguilar-Emmons was a student at Grandville HS.

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Grandville stuns state-ranked West Ottawa


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grandville put up a season-high points and upset state-ranked West Ottawa 54-14 Friday night.

Brian Cappiello scored three touchdowns for the Bulldogs, while Nolan Meekhoff added two scores,


Made In Michigan company appears on ABC's Shark Week


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A Made in Michigan company is getting its shot for big money on ABC's Shark Tank. The 'Fun Cake Rental Company' out of Grandville is bringing its unique idea to a national audience.

Kimberly Aya sits in her cake decorating shop putting the finishing touches on an unusual blue shark tank themed cake. "So we are making a replica, a shark tank cake I sent to abc.com to apply for Shark Tank," explains Aya.

Aya's cake helped her beat out over 50,000 applicants to appear on the popular ABC show Shark Tank.

Funeral held for teacher killed in bicycle accident


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The life of a South Christian High School teacher and golf coach is being celebrated later Friday.

Rod VanDyke was killed Tuesday morning in Georgetown Township. He was riding his bike on 36th Avenue when a Hudsonville driver hit him.

VanDyke's funeral began at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hudsonville Reformed Church on Highland Drive.

A day after his death, the South Christian girls golf team won a regional tournament in their coach's honor.

Thursday, school leaders held a memorial for VanDyke at South Christian.

Additionally, another cyclist has put a white bike known as a ghost bike near the scene of the deadly accident. The ghost bike reminds drivers and bicyclists to pay attention to their surroundings.


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Grandville hosting Silent Night Parade


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The city is hosting an annual memorial to firefighters who have died, whether it happened in the line of duty or not.

There will be a ceremony at seven o'clock at the Grandville Library amphitheater. It will be followed by a silent parade of fire vehicles from around West Michigan to Mars Hill Bible Church.

A different community hosts the Silent Night Parade each year as part of National Fire Prevention Week.


Man killed in early morning bike crash


GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ottawa County deputies are investigating an accident involving a car that killed a bicyclist.

It happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday on 36th Avenue at Jasper Drive. That's between Baldwin and Port Sheldon streets in Georgetown Township.

Deputies say that Rodney VanDyke, 50, was riding a bicycle southbound on 36th Avenue. He was hit by a 1999 Acura driven by a 40-year-old Hudsonville man, also heading south on 36th. The driver told deputies that he never saw VanDyke until he hit him.

Investigators with the Sheriff's office say that VanDyke was riding his bike to work at South Christian High School as he occasionally does. His bike did have a light on the front and the rear. He was wearing a helmet, black and gray clothing. An MP3 player and ear plugs were found nearby.

Rock’n the Runway GR 2014

Rock’n the Runway GR 2014

The GGYFB, known as Girl Get You Fight Back, a nonprofit organization working with others, along with the fashion community to empower the urban community to prioritize their health & raise awareness with breast cancer.

This Fashion for a Cause presented by the GGYFB organization takes place in the William C. Abney Performing Arts Center on October 11 at Bethel Abundant Life Center Church located at 3075 30th St. SW Grandville Michigan 49418.