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Man found safe after being reported missing


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police said a man reported missing Thursday has been found safe.

Wyoming Public Safety personnel responded to 28th St. and Clyde Park around noon Thursday. They were told Jerry Kooistra, 85, got out of a vehicle and walked away after an argument.

After publicizing the missing person report, police announced around 8 p.m. that Kooistra had been found safe in the area of the East Beltline and 3 Mile.


'Elves' give about 1.8K bikes to Wyoming neighborhood


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Christmas came early this year for families who live near Lee Middle and High School in Wyoming as Santa's helpers dropped off roughly 1,800 bikes to unsuspecting children between the ages of three to 16.

The annual Elves & More event appeared Saturday morning not from Santa's sleigh but in semi-trucks filled with donations, which also included helmets and treasure bags full of toys.

The organization aims to bring hope to children through bikes it has collected through the year. More than 300 volunteers were on hand to tailor each ride to the specific child's needs during this 11th annual giveaway.

Neighbors told WZZM 13 they felt blessed and humbled by these gifts and will pay-it-forward this holiday season by spreading cheer and gratitude.


Pedestrian hit, killed crossing Division in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Division Avenue Tuesday night.

Warren Costley, 54 of Kentwood, was hit near 43rd Street in Wyoming around 7 p.m.

Police say Costley walked out in front of a GMC van when he was hit. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The driver, a 32-year-old woman from Wyoming, stayed on scene after the accident and is cooperating with police. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors.

The accident remains under investigation.


Fatal crash closes NB U.S. 131 before rush hour


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Kent County Road Commission truck that closed U.S. 131 just before morning rush hour.

It happened around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound side of the freeway at the 28th Street overpass.

Police say a car, driven by a 32-year-old man from Florida, rear-ended a trailer being towed by a road commission truck. The driver, and lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Road commission employees were working in the area, but none were injured.

The crash forced police to close the freeway's northbound lanes at 36th Street for more than two hours.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The crash remains under investigation by MSP.

Todd Wenzel Automotive expands with new dealership

Todd Wenzel Automotive expands with new dealership

Todd Wenzel Automotive Group announces the acquisition of their fourth Michigan GM dealership, Red Holman Buick GMC in Westland. This purchase represents the third Buick GMC dealership for Todd Wenzel. The first, located in Grand Rapids, was obtained in 2001 followed by a Chevrolet franchise in Hudsonville in 2004 and a second Buick GMC dealership in Davison in 2014.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Westland and Metro Detroit communities,” said Todd Wenzel, “We look forward to maintaining the excellent reputation the team at Red Holman has built.”

Kenowa Ave. sinkhole repairs ongoing


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Part of Kenowa Ave. remains closed, and it will likely stay that way for at least another week, after a massive sinkhole opened up between Jacobs and 56th streets on Thanksgiving.

A 12-inch water main broke over the holiday weekend, which caused the sinkhole.

Work on the water main was completed early this week, but the city says the repairs to the storm sewer require more work than they initially thought.

The road is now expected to remain closed through at least Tuesday, December 8.

Drivers should use posted detour routes.


Popular restaurant celebrates opening of its new home


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The owners of a popular restaurant are celebrating their 15th anniversary with the grand opening of their new, bigger location on Wednesday.

Lindo Mexico's new home is on 28th Street between Taft and Burlingame Avenues. The owners held a sneak preview last month. Lindo's called 28th and Clyde Park Avenue home for 15 years. But that location didn't have a bar, and the new location does.

The owners of Lindo Mexico say the new location is part of their investment in the 28th Street Corridor, and the City of Wyoming.