Our network

Rock’n the Runway Returns

Rock’n the Runway Returns

Join this fashion with a cause to help raise breast cancer awareness & empower the urban community to take charge of their health.

There will be a dessert social, swag bags, giveaways, live entertainment, DJ and more.

Community Sponsors

Excellence In Eyecare
Bringing You Good Products and Neighborhood Friendly Service!

Car/deer crashes: "September was a record-breaker"


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- From broken windshields to smashed bumpers, it happens every year at this time. However, this fall there are a record number of car and deer crashes, according to local auto repair shops.

WZZM 13 is looking at how drivers should respond to the frequent deer encounters.

At the entrance of Auto Body Xperts, there's a sign that reads "'Tis the season," with a picture of a deer.

"Our September was a record-breaker," said Mandy Beroza, general manager for Auto Body Xperts.

That means extra money for Auto Body Xperts at locations in Hudsonville, Holland, and Wayland.

"'Tis the season, deer are a great Michigan economy booster for collision repair shops," said Beroza.

The auto shop showed WZZM multiple cars damaged by deer with repair costs of about $7,000.

Children celebrate Global Handwashing Day


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A group of Hudsonville children took part in a special event to celebrate something we all do every day -- and to help storm victims in South Carolina.

Thursday is Global Handwashing Day, dedicated to teaching how important hand-washing is to preventing illnesses.

Pacers Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team looking for Donations

Pacers Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team looking for Donations

Grand Rapids Junior Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team. This special group of people are looking for donations to support their cause.

On November 7 & 8, they will be playing basketball at the Rockford Middle School to make money to help with the expenses they incur when they travel as a team. This season they are traveling to Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Kentucky for national competition. Any money they make will go for equipment along with travel expenses.

This particular request comes from CJ Blackwell, 15 years old and one of the wheelchair players on the team. He is personally asking for your support. You can donate by contacting his Mom, Sandy Blackwell at 616-734-3204 or by e-mail at: silly-sandy@att.net.

Community Sponsors

Excellence In Eyecare
Bringing You Good Products and Neighborhood Friendly Service!

Driver pleads not guilty in David Talsma's death


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - An Indiana driver charged in the death of 13-year-old David Talsma entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday. It was Travis Fox's first court appearance at the Hudsonville courthouse since being charged in the deadly distracted driving crash on I-196 over the summer. 

The judge set Fox's bond at $1,000, but he's only required to pay ten percent of that.

It was a $100 payment standing between Travis Fox and his Indiana home. Outside the courtroom, Fox had no comment as he posted bail. 

Moments earlier, the judge read the charge against Fox: moving violation causing death.  When the judge asked how Fox would plea, he replied, "not guilty."

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Deputies: Woman approached by suspicious man


GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies in Ottawa County are looking into a suspicious situation where an 18-year-old woman was approached by a strange man in Georgetown Township on Friday.

Deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. after a woman sitting in her car at her home on Sunningdale Drive was approached by the man.

The woman told police he came up to the car, but ran away when a family member came outside.

Deputies say the man was white, average height with a slim build and was wearing a maroon hoodie and black pants.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office at (800) 249-0911.