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WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance






GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays


WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Whitehall beats Shelby in their first conference game

(WZZM) - Shelby has defeated Whitehall the last four times they've met but on September 5, the Vikings beat the Tigers 33-0.

Storms cause power outages in Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Consumers Energy says it will take a long time to repair damage by a pre-dawn lightning strike at a lakeshore electrical substation.

Around 5 a.m., lightning from strong storms zapped the Whitehall substation on Misco Drive, leaving 2,000 homes and businesses in the dark.

The outage also forced Whitehall Public Schools to cancel classes for the day.

Utility crews are setting up a temporary mobile substation that arrived from Alma. Due to the extent of the damage and the replacement of the substation, power is expected to be back on around 12:30 a.m. Friday, if not before, according to a Consumers Energy update issued around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Muskegon County schools tout benefits of reading campaign

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM)— Signs touting candidates for the November election aren't the only ones popping up in Muskegon County yards right now.

This year, political signs are being accompanied by ones encouraging parents to read to their children. The Read Early Read Often campaign is being led by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District. The ISD and other supporters want parents to read with their child for at least ten minutes each day, from birth to at least the age of five. They say if their campaign is successful, a few years from now, the county's MEAP scores for third grade students will improve.

Teen charged in crash that killed 15-year-old

UPDATE (3 p.m. Friday)-- The Muskegon County prosecutor has issued two felony charges against an 18-year-old driver in a Whitehall crash that killed on teen and seriously injured another.

Jordyn Garza of Whitehall faces charges of reckless driving causing death and reckless driving causing serious impairment. Police say Garza was traveling at high speeds when he crashed in an alley in the 400 block between Mears Avenue and Division Street around 2:15 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle hit a tree and a utility pole, killing 15-year-old Makaila Stever-Knapp, who was a passenger in the car.

Three others were also in the car and one of those other passengers did suffer life-threatening injuries, according to Whitehall Police. The driver, who did not suffer any apparent injuries, was taken into custody at the Muskegon County Jail.

Orchard View slips past Montague

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Orchard View used a late touchdown to escape with a 22-16 win over Montague.

Orchard View led 8-6 at the half before Montague knotted it up in the third quarter.