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Body found in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police are investigating a body found behind a business.

Wyoming Police say that an employee at Aldi's on 54th Street called police on a trespassing complaint, having seen someone sleeping behind the store. Police arrived and the 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there were no signs of foul play at the scene. The man's identity is not yet being released until relatives are notified.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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Burglars break into Wyoming phone store


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are searching for thieves who broke into a Wyoming cell phone store overnight.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Boost Mobile store on South Division Avenue near 39th Street.

Officers tell us someone broke through a front window, and ran out with merchandise from the store. There's no estimate yet on how much they took.

Wyoming, Grand Rapids, and other surrounding communities checked other cell phone stores overnight, looking for signs they may have hit other businesses.


My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup takes place Sept. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to make a difference in their community by taking part in this clean-up effort focusing on sites in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming.

Registration takes place on Sept. 21 at Sixth Street Park located at 647 Monroe Ave. on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Newberry in downtown Grand Rapids. Arrivals after 9:15 a.m. may not be guaranteed a place on the bus. Buses leave at 9:35 a.m. sharp from the Sixth Street Park.

Call Becky Brown at (616) 451-3051, e-mail her at bbrown@wmeac.org or visit www.grandrivercleanup.com for more information.

Threat made against Wyoming elementary school


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating a threatening phone message left over the weekend at West Elementary School. The threat was non-specific and detectives are working to determine its origin.

As a precaution, a Wyoming police officer was present in and around the school Monday and will continue to patrol the grounds in the near future.

Wyoming police say school safety is among the department's highest priorities and it works to provide a police presence each day at all public and private schools within the city. Last year, police conducted nearly 3,000 school safety checks.

RELATED: Teen charged in Coopersville schools threat

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Man dies in Wyoming crash


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) A Wyoming man died over the weekend after a crash at 44th Street and Burlingame.

The crash happened Saturday night about 7:30pm.

Wyoming Police say a Jeep driven by a 22-year-old Jenison man ran a red light and hit a Toyota with two Wyoming men. The driver, a 19-year-old Wyoming man, died after being extricated and taken to a local hospital. The passenger, an 18-year-old Wyoming man, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

Police say that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.


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

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN 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.

Shots fired from vehicle in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police are investigating a drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

Police say they were called to the 2600 block of Byron Center Avenue just before 10:00pm on reports of shots being fired at a residence. Police determined that several shots had been fired from a vehicle, described by witnesses as a dark-colored SUV.

The homeowner was the only person in residence at the time of the shooting and was not hurt.

Anyone with information should call Wyoming Public Safety at 530-7323 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.