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Pedestrian killed in Wyoming crash


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 16-year old boy was struck and killed while crossing the street in Wyoming Friday evening.

The accident happened in the area of 54th St. and Division Ave.

Authorities say the boy was leaving work at the Subway inside the Shell gas station nearby, when he attempted to cross 54th St. He was hit and run over by a full size extended cab pickup truck.

He was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

The accident is under investigation.


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Hopkins takes Godwin Heights on the road


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hopkins beat Godwin Heights 40-12.

Quincy Collings had 381 yards rushing for the Vikings.


NorthPointe Christian pulls away late for win


GRAND RAPIDS, MIch. (WZZM) -- NorthPointe Christian finished the regular season 8-1 following Friday night's 36-15 victory over Kelloggsville.

The Mustangs led 14-0 in the first quarter and pulled away with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets ended with a 5-4 overall mark.


Search lands suspect after homeless camp attack


BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies say one man is in custody after an assault at a homeless camp led to a wide police search.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at a camp in a wooded area near 60th Street and Clyde Park Avenue SW.

Investigators say two men got into an altercation at the camp, leading to the assault.

The suspect ran from the scene. Kent County deputies and Wyoming officers joined in the search, which involved police dogs.

They found the suspect shortly after 2 a.m.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and is being treated at Mercy Health Saint Mary's.


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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

Consumers Energy's pink flamingo display raises breast cancer awareness


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Pink flamingos have taken over a Grand Rapids office, to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast health.

Consumers Energy is raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday.

The company's team is called the Pink Flamingos.

WZZM 13 also has a team, so join us Saturday morning at 9:30 at Rosa Parks Circle to help support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.


Family mourns suicide of bullied boy


Wyoming, MI (WZZM) - When the bullying became more than he could bear, the family of Brandon Larson says the 14 year old boy took his own life.

"It completely shattered my heart," says Brandon's cousin, Allyson Talsma. "Somebody got killed because of bullying."

But instead of hiding Brandon
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s suicide, Tuesday night his family and friends held a vigil to remember him, and show the consequences of bullying.

"It was not right for kids to treat him the way he was treated," one young girl told the crowd of mourners holding candles. "No one should ever go through what he went through."

Many of those closest to Brandon say they didn't know how he was suffering. On the outside he seemed happy.