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Man charged with DUI in deadly I-196 crash


GEORGETOWN TWP. Mich (WZZM) -- A Lakeview man was charged Tuesday in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed a man Saturday afternoon on I-196. The crash happened Saturday in the eastbound lanes near M-6.

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies say a 2013 Ford C-Max was parked on the shoulder with a flat tire, well off the highway. A Chevy Tahoe, driven by Richard Rish, 46, rear-ended the car, causing both to hit the guardrail and cross back into traffic.

A third vehicle was unable to avoid the crash and hit the Tahoe.

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Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

The City of Wyoming, MI, in partnership with Hamilton Helicopters Inc., has announced the 2015 targeted Gypsy Moth suppression spray will take place the first week of June. Rain and wind will play a part in determining exactly when this spraying will take place. Under ideal conditions, spraying should be completed in one day.

Identified areas will be treated with an aerial application of the insecticide Bacillus Thuringiensis or BT. This will only affect the caterpillars and does not affect other non-leaf-eating insects.

For additional information, call the City of Wyoming at 616-530-7272 or visit the City website at www.wyomingmi.gov. Follow the City on Twitter @WyomingCityHall and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/City of Wyoming.

Hopping relay race in Grandville helps Women at Risk group


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Relay racers in Grandville on Friday night didn't run to get down Chicago Drive.

They hopped.

It was the fifth annual Hop'n Wild to Help a Child fundraiser.

Participants as young as four and up into their 60s competed.

It's organized by the City of Grandville and featured additional activities following the race.

All of the money raised at the relay race goes to the nonprofit group Women At Risk.


Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

Hot Air Balloon Shows are always a Thrill

The Hudsonville Fairgrounds is the place to be on July 24, (5-9pm) and July 25 (1-10pm).

The 2015 Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, hosted by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids and presented by our numerous community sponsors, will be held on these dates. All proceeds to support the Children’s Miracle Network (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital). Admission is free and a charge of $5.00 for parking.

There will be 30 Hot Air Balloons, Kids Stage, Vendor Bazaar, Classic Car Show, Arts & Craft Fair, Farmer’s Market and a Movie in the Park. Lots and lots of activities for kids. This Free, Fun and Family Focused event will be the place to be.

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Electrical issue causes smoke at mall


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Crews say heavy smoke coming from the ceiling above a stand in the RiverTown Crossings mall food court was due to an electrical problem.

Dispatchers tell us they received reports from mall security of heavy smoke around the A&W stand around 6:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Fresh Open-Air Spring Peddlers Market in Zeeland

Fresh Open-Air Spring Peddlers Market in Zeeland

Zeeland will host the Second Annual Spring Peddler’s Market on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9am – 2pm. This event, an artfully curious faire, will be held downtown on Church St. between Cherry St. and Central Ave. In case of severe weather, this event will be moved to the gym at City Side Middle School, located at 320 East Main St. in Zeeland.

The market will have a number of different vendors, 35 at this time, with a wide variety of wares. There will be homemade children’s clothing, art prints, flowers, jewelry, household gifts and goods, vintage furniture and décor, architectural salvage, fresh bread, handcrafted outdoor furniture, antiques, candles, soaps and repurposed finds. Along with all these things there will be live music.

This is a fresh, open-air lifestyle market so grab a cup of coffee and stroll through all the booths.

Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

Human Interest Story - What a Difference a Letter can make

In this day and age, a personal letter from someone seems to be a rarity. Not so though with my friend and former neighbor, Sally Howard.

Sally has a hobby of collecting autographs from “Potentially Famous People” and has done it for years, knowing that one day one of these autographs will pay off, whether in notoriety or value. She has hundreds of them filed away in order.

Just recently, Sally told me a story about an unusual experience she had and how it turned out. This is her story:

Sally attended the Michigan State Diving Championship meet in March of this year being her grandson, Cameron, a sophomore, was diving for Grandville High School. She said, “While I was attending, I got the chance of a lifetime to experience the true meaning of what it takes to be outstanding in performance and character. Sally is referring to Will Brenner who is a senior at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI.