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My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall police are looking for a man and woman suspected of stealing from a gas station.

The surveillance images were taking Sunday, March 29 at the Admiral station on Colby Street.   Officers say the man was wearing a green baseball cap with the white Michigan State logo on the front and a white letter “S” on the back.  He was last seen wearing a blue and gray flannel shirt and jeans.  The woman he was with was wearing a blue and white flannel style jacket and jeans. Officers say she was also wearing large hoop earrings.

If you recognize either suspect, contact police at (231) 894-2317.

Montague residents no longer being advised to run water

Montague residents no longer being advised to run water

MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) - Residents in Montague no longer have to maintain a pencil size stream of water to keep their pipes from freezing.  Montague's DPW issued the run water notice in February.  At the time workers were responding to more than 20 locations with frozen services.  Monday the city considered conditions sufficiently warm enough to cancel the run water notice. 

 

Muskegon County Sheriff encourages residents to take part in ‘Jail Break’

Muskegon County Sheriff encourages residents to take part in ‘Jail Break’

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—The Muskegon County Sheriff is giving residents one final break on jail debts.

“Jail Break 2015” will run March 23 through April 3.  During that time period, anyone who has an unpaid jail debt can make a one-time lump sum payment and have the remainder of their debt forgiven.  Debtors can also set up a payment plan at a reduced rate.  After this amnesty event, a new task force will begin tracking down debtors and use all legal means necessary to collect court ordered fines, fees, restitution, jail reimbursement and child support.  The task force is called the Muskegon County Consolidated Reimbursement Unit, and was created by the sheriff’s department, prosecutor’s office and county court system.

Driver's foot slips, vehicle runs into Whitehall store


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Whitehall business is cleaning up after someone crashed into a storefront window Thursday afternoon.

Whitehall Police Chief Roger D. Squiers told WZZM 13 the crash was reported around 3:07 p.m. at the Dollar General at Colby and Covell.

A 75-year-old Whitehall woman was pulling into a parking spot when her foot slipped off the brake. Her vehicle went over a small curb, hit the building, and broke a large window.

No one was hurt in the accident.

Dollar General says the damage is still being assessed and the store will remain open during repairs.

My Town: Bill would protect veterans with service dogs on flights

My Town: Bill would protect veterans with service dogs on flights

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.--- Legislation that would protect veterans who use service dogs is making its way through a Michigan committee.

Holly Hughes, who represents the Montague and Muskegon areas, introduced House Bill 4313 this week.  The measure would make it unlawful to refuse service to veterans who use service dogs as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, closed head injuries and other service related conditions.  The bill would amend a current state law to specifically include veterans with service disabilities and add airplanes to the list of places that must accommodate service dogs.

Hughes proposed the changes after hearing the plight of veteran Eric Calley.  Hughes says Calley, who uses a service dog, was treated poorly on a recent flight.

“I want to make sure that Eric and others like him never have to endure similar treatment again,” said Hughes.

New lakeshore museum hiring for summer


WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) - There will be another tourist destination to attract visitors to Muskegon County this summer.

Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing will allow visitors to walk through 10,000 years of history.

It is at the end of a quiet dirt road near Whitehall. The park's two largest buildings are nearly finished - an old farmhouse and the Visitor Center. Site Manager Jacob Woodcock has been busy all winter building rustic furniture for the park. The park opens in less than 100 days.

Red Cross Reminder: Check smoke alarms when clocks spring forward

Red Cross Reminder: Check smoke alarms when clocks spring forward

---NEWS RELEASE--

Daylight Saving Time, the weekend of March 7-8, when everyone turns their clocks ahead, the American Red Cross reminds them to also take these steps to make sure their household is prepared for emergencies.

The Red Cross and the Muskegon Heights Fire Department have formed a partnership for preparedness and prevention to teach people how to be prepared for home fires and install smoke alarms where needed. On March 7-8 teams will be canvassing Muskegon Heights neighborhoods from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Please contact (231) 733-8893 to schedule a home visit.

“It’s important for everyone to make sure their household is ready,” said La Forice Nealy, Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Region. “A disaster like a home fire can happen anywhere, at any time. We urge people to take these steps now and know what they should do if an emergency occurs.”