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Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Independence Day message from your American Legion Clubs

Happy Independence Day


This message is from your local American Legion Clubs all over our Nation:


We, as Americans, are blessed to live in the “Home of the Brave.” Join us this Independence Day in celebrating the freedoms we hold so dear, while thanking the brave men and women who fought at home and abroad, and their families who sacrificed along with them, to allow us this privilege.

On Independence Day and every day, display your American flag prominently and your American Legion Auxiliary membership proudly to spread your passion and dedication to our nation’s veterans and to the best and largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world!

May God bless America and each one of you. Happy Independence Day!

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Wyoming Check 'n Go armed robbery suspect arrested

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Montai Riley has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Memphis, Tennessee.

Riley was taken into custody on Monday, June 29. He has been charged with armed robbery and habitual offender, third offense. The 30-year-old was arrested without incident.

Riley is being held at the Shelby County Jail in Tennessee and will be transported back to Michigan after it is determined whether he will face local charges in Memphis.

He is expected to appear in court Monday.

Back here in Michigan, Wyoming police believe Riley robbed a cash advance business on June 22.

Vigil for worker killed at GR Plastics one year ago

Wyoming area hit hard by storms

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Thousands of residents and businesses were without power Monday afternoon after storms rolled through West Michigan.

Portland was hardest hit, where a suspected tornado tore through the town's business district, causing a Goodwill store to partially collapse and heavily damaging multiple other businesses. No one was seriously hurt.

"It was loud and continuous - it was something I had never seen before," said resident Ted Smith.

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Protest planned against anti-gay billboard

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Facebook effort is underway to organize a protest against an anti-gay billboard on U.S. 131 near 36th Street.

The billboard says being gay is not a civil right. It shows people of different races, next to a rainbow face saying that people are born with their skin color, but choose to be gay.

The billboard is from the Michigan Oak Initiative, our state's branch of a church based in South Carolina.

Students attending high school police academy

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Students thinking about a career in law enforcement are getting some first-hand experience this week.

Forty West Michigan high schoolers are spending the next few days in an intensive, hands-on training program that mirrors the real police academy.

Students are going through physical training, learning about patrol operations, and community policing. At the end of the week, the students will go through a graduation ceremony.

The Wyoming Police Department is hosting the Metro High School Police Academy with cooperation from about ten other departments.

New playground built entirely by volunteers

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A pre-school on the southwest side of Grand Rapids has a new playground thanks entirely to volunteers.

Work on the playground at the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative on Vries Street was organized through a partnership between Amway and KaBOOM!

It will allow 900 children access to the playground at the school.

The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in April.

The playground was finished in less than six hours on Friday.