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3 Grandville HS students face felonies over sex photo


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three Grandville High School students face felony charges over a photo showing a sex act between two of them, according to Wyoming police.

Wyoming police handled the case because the incident is believed to have happened within their jurisdiction.

Investigators say the third student being charged took the September 19 photo, which was shared with other students electronically.

The two teens in the picture face gross indecency charges, while the third student faces a charge for the possession of child sexually abusive material.

Police are not publicly identifying the teens, who are all 16 years old.

Authorities remind people, especially teens, that any explicit photographs taken, shared, or possessed that involve minors (including selfies) can result in serious criminal charges and can end up in the wrong hands.


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Wyoming GM Plant Reaches Environmental Milestone


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Most households generate several plastic bags of garbage a week. It ends up in a landfill. The large GM factory here sends not one bag to a landfill - despite employing 500 people making precision parts all year.

GM Thursday celebrated the fact that it has reached landfill-free status. In a press release, GM said:

Wyoming holds city-wide neighborhood watch meeting


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The City of Wyoming is taking new steps to fight crime in its community.

Leaders held a city-wide neighborhood watch meeting Tuesday night at Grand Rapids First Church.

Police went over crime rates and encouraged people to join or start watch-groups where they live.

"We can't do without the community; we need their support, and we need their buy-in," said Chief James Carmody. "They're the eyes and ears of the community, so the more we can continue to reach out to the community, and ask for their support, and give them the resources that they have, the better it is for everybody."

The city also gave out information, including tips for securing homes and making them less attractive to criminals.

The City of Wyoming has a population close to 73,000 people.


Wyoming Pumpkin Path Event this Saturday

Wyoming Pumpkin Path Event this Saturday

The Annual Pumpkin Path event held in Lamar Park in Wyoming, MI is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th from 5 – 7pm. 

This is a free event for families with local businesses, clubs and organizations hosting spaces along the path to hand out goodies including candy and prizes. Feel free to dress in costume but costumes are optional.

Additional information is available at the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department at 616-530-3164 or e-mail Valarie at mesterv@wyomingmi.gov.

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NorthPointe Christian wins double-OT thriller


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- NorthPointe Christian scored a touchdown in the second overtime to topple Godwin Heights 42-36 Friday night.

The Mustangs scored a touchdown in each quarter.

The Wolverines rallied to tie the game in the final minute to send it to overtime.


Pedestrian killed on M-6 freeway


BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident that shut down part of the M-6 freeway in Kent County.

It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday on the westbound side of the freeway, just east of Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township.

Michigan State Police say Steed Savvy, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene. His immediate family is in Indiana and has been notified.

Police say it appears that Savvy was crossing the M-6 from the north when he was struck by a west bound vehicle in the left lane. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The name of the driver is being withheld pending further investigation.

Troopers closed down the westbound lanes of the freeway shortly after they arrived. The road reopened around 5:15 a.m.


Elzinga & Volkers Reports Strong Results, Announces New Hires, Outpaces Industry Growth

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, announced today strong growth for the first three quarters of 2014, driven by an increase in rising demand from a range of industries and building on the Company’s continued focus on delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to its customers. 

Through the third quarter of 2014, Elzinga & Volkers has grown 36.9 percent compared to the same time period last year and new construction and renovation projects have grown 53.3 percent.