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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.

Learning trailer brings the farm to students


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Governor Snyder kicked off the 96th annual Michigan Farm Bureau's Conference Tuesday where more than 1,500 farmers from around the state will decide on agricultural policies for the upcoming growing season.

While topics on water, drone use and GMO labeling are being discussed downtown, students around West Michigan are getting their own taste of the agricultural industry.

A mobile creative classroom parked outside of North Godwin Elementary Tuesday made the field trip a bit more convenient for city students.

The interactive tool teaches kids about the importance of the billion dollar industry through hands-on learning.

GRPD: Flagstar Bank robbed, suspect at large


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a Flagstar Bank branch this morning on Grand Rapids' Southeast Side.

Police responded just before 10 a.m. Monday to the branch in the 1900 block of 44th Street SE east of Kalamazoo Avenue.

The suspect implied he had a weapon but did not show, Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon said. He then demanded money from a teller.

A police K-9 unit picked up the suspect's scent but lost track a short time later, Dixon said. Police still are searching for the individual, who is described as 5-foot 6-inch to 5-foot 8-inch tall, medium build man with glasses.

Police also ask residents to avoid the area.

Portion of Kenowa Ave. collapses in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Road crews are responding to Kenowa Ave. near 56th St. after a portion of the road collapsed Thursday.

The road is closed in both directions.

The cause of the collapse wasn't immediately clear.

No vehicles were involved in the collapse.

We have a crew gathering more information.