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Wrong-way crash closes southbound US-131 in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) – Two people were seriously hurt when an SUV, headed the wrong way, collided with a southbound vehicle on U.S. 131 Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes near 36th Street. On the scene, two SUVs had extensive front-end damage and debris was spread across the highway. One of the SUVs was hauling a trailer with mattresses and luggage.

Michigan State Police say it appears a silver SUV was headed northbound in the southbound lanes and struck the SUV pulling a trailer. Neighbors in the area tell WZZM 13 the crash sounded like a loud bolt of thunder.

Southbound U.S. 131 was closed at 36th Street and the following detour was posted: Take exit 80 and turn right onto 36th Street, then turn left onto Clyde Park Ave. From there, drivers should turn left onto 44th Street and turn right onto the southbound U.S. 131 entrance ramp.

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My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

My Town: Voters to decide key issues during Aug. 5 election

Voters across West Michigan are expected to head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 5 to decide some key issues and races.

Proposal 1 would alter Michigan’s tax infrastructure by eliminating equipment taxes for businesses that already pay taxes every year.  A portion of sales tax revenue that goes to the state treasury would be reallocated to local governments to cover the tax revenue loss.  Plainfield Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden says the ballot measure would make Michigan more economically competitive with other states.

Job Fairs hope to fill 70 positions this week

Job Fairs hope to fill 70 positions this week

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - Job seekers in West Michigan have a chance to interview with dozens of prospective employees this week. Staffing Inc. is hosting three job fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

The first job fair is Tuesday, August 5th at Michigan Works, 121 Clover St. in Holland. The job fair runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Three employers Jireh Metals, Plascore, and Uniform Color Company are looking to hire a total of 30 people. Anyone wishing to apply but unable to attend is asked to call (616) 396-6712.

 

The other two job fairs are on Wednesday. Plascore is hosting one from 9:00 a.m. to 4;00 p.m. at 500 Roosevelt, Building C, in Zeeland. they are looking to fill 20 positions. Anyone wishing to apply but unable to attend is asked to call (616) 396-6712.

 

Could toxic algae bloom affect West Michigan's water supply?


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The City of Wyoming says residents do not need to be concerned about water quality from Lake Michigan following the toxic situation this past weekend in Toledo.

More than 400,000 residents in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan were told not to use the tap water for drinking, cooking, bathing, or washing after an algae bloom in Lake Erie caused toxins to enter the water supply.

RELATED: Toledo drinking water deemed safe after three days

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Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

With home prices rising more than 10 percent on average last year and inventory levels at historical lows, this is a great year to sell your home and maximize your value.  The current turnaround in housing is being attributed to a number of factors:

In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

By Stephen Thomas Kent
This story originally appeared in Rapid Growth

If you talk to West Michigan technology employers and entrepreneurs frequently, as we do at Rapid Growth Media, you’ll hear one refrain that pops up again and again: “Talent.” As in, “we need more of it.”

My Town Wyoming: Health and Wellness Day returns to Metro Health Village July 31

My Town Wyoming: Health and Wellness Day returns to Metro Health Village July 31

WYOMING, Mich.-- Take advantage of free health screenings Thursday, July 31 during Metro Health's fourth annual Health and Wellness Day.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors to Metro Health Village may also watch four local chefs compete to create delicious, healthy food with items and fresh produce from the farm market. Guests will have the opportunity to sample and take home their recipes.  Health and Wellness Day will also include games and face painting.

Metro Health Village is located at 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW in Wyoming.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information www.metrohealth.net/livehealthy/farm-market/