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Muskegon Oakridge dominates Shelby


SHELBY, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Oakridge scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and defeated Shelby 42-8 Friday night.

The Eagles improved to 5-1, while Shelby dropped to 2-4.


Whitehall crushes Hart


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Whitehall improved to 6-0 with a 72-0 win over Hart Friday night.

The Vikings will face Muskegon Oakridge next week with first place on the line..


Man accused of recording girl undressing, saving images on flash drive


MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man faces charges in Muskegon County related to a flash drive containing images of a young girl in states of undress.

Muskegon County's chief assistant prosecuting attorney, Tim Maat, confirmed to WZZM 13 that Kevin John Civis is accused of videotaping the girl dressing or undressing several times without her knowledge between January 1, 2012, and May 21, 2014. Maat says the girl was about 9 or 10 in the images.

The images were found on a flash drive left in Civis's work locker after he was fired from Lake Harbor Gardens, Inc.

Authorities at this point haven't found evidence of Civis sharing the images, according to Maat, but they are still investigating.

Civis is charged with a count of manufacturing sexually abusive material, two counts of capturing images of an unclothed person, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

Fetch Brewing Company opens in Whitehall


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's another new brewery in Muskegon County, this one in the town of Whitehall.

The Fetch Brewing Company started serving beer to customers this week. The brewery is inside the former State Bank building on Colby Street.

The Whitehall couple behind the brewery has been transforming the historic downtown building for more than two years. A team of local artists designed the brewery and even turned the old vault into a lounge where customers can enjoy the brews.

"We just let them go crazy on that," Dan Hain said. "It is our Penny Lounge; it is a 1912 vault and all 25,000 pennies are glued down individually -- so it was a huge task that took a long time."

The bank building had been vacant since the 80's.

The brewery does not serve food, but does allow customers to bring food from other businesses inside.

Legislation proposed to protect sand dunes


NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - State Rep. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) is introducing legislation that would grant greater protection to sand dunes along the Great Lakes designated as "critical" by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

She says this corrects legislation passed in 2012 that made them vulnerable to overdevelopment.

Lamonte was joined by former Michigan Sen. Patty Birkholz, a Republican who heads the West Michigan office of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters – highlighting the fact that dune preservation enjoys bipartisan backing and is a recreation and economic issue that enjoys wide support in Michigan.

Waterspout, funnel clouds spotted at Lake Michigan


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Temperatures Wednesday morning dipped into the upper 30s and low 40s in West Michigan--the coldest air we've seen since mid-May.

And that cold air moving over the relatively warm waters of Lake Michigan led to reports of waterspouts along the lakeshore.

Spencer sent WZZM a photo of a funnel cloud forming over the lake, spotted from the window of Whitehall High School.

The National Weather Service also reported a waterspout near Lake Macatawa Wednesday morning.

Waterspouts rarely move on land but pose a risk to boaters or anglers on the water.


Whitehall beats North Muskegon


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Whitehall is off to its best start in eight years after Friday night's sloppy 14-7 win over North Muskegon.

Whitehall improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2006. It outrushed North Muskegon 176-79.

Trip Thommen scored on a 21-yard run in the first quarter and Zarren Aylor added a 16-yard run in the third for the eventual game-winner.