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My Town: West Michigan Chalk Art Festival returns June 20-21

My Town: West Michigan Chalk Art Festival returns June 20-21

BYRON CENTER, Mich.-- The Byron Community Wellness Foundation invites businesses, families, adults and children to register as artists for the opportunity to participate in the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival on Byron Center Avenue & 84th Street.

This festival will take place Friday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

My Town: Metro High School Police Academy welcomes 40 students

My Town: Metro High School Police Academy welcomes 40 students

WYOMING, Mich.—While school is out for most districts this summer, another academy is starting up classes this week.

Public safety and police departments from Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Rockford, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University are teaming up for the 19th annual Metro High School Police Academy.  The Michigan State Police Rockford post and Kent County Sheriff’s Department are also participating in the academy, which runs now through June 20 at Grandville High School. 

Approximately 40 area high school students are taking part in this year’s training program, which will give them a snapshot of what a real police academy would be comprised of- patrol operations, criminal investigations, community policing and physical training.  A graduation ceremony will take place at Grandville High School beginning at 3 p.m. Friday.

My Town Wyoming: Registration deadline nears for Safe City summer program

My Town Wyoming: Registration deadline nears for Safe City summer program
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Wyoming Police live tweeting their day


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - If you've ever wondered what a day in the life of a police officer is like, today is your chance to learn just that.

Wyoming Police are hosting a virtual ride-along, or as they call it, a "tweet-along." Officers started tweeting form the beat at 10:00am and will continue doing so until 3:00pm.

You can interact with them as they go out on various calls throughout their shift. All you have to do is follow on Twitter @WyomingCityHall . Officers will be using #WYDPS and #tweetalong.


44th to have intermittent closures Tuesday night


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Drivers can expect delays on 44th Street Tuesday night.

The City of Wyoming will be conducting periodic lane closures on 44th Street between US-131 and Division beginning at 9:00pm Tuesday until 6:00am Wednesday. This is for the removal of the skywalk.


Man with knife robs Wyoming gas station


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police hope surveillance photos will generate leads in the search for a man who robbed the Meijer Gas station on Clyde Park Avenue.

Around 10:15 p.m. Sunday a man threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded money from the register before running off.

Although the suspect entered the store when other customers were inside, he waited until they left before approaching the clerk. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a 30-35 year-old white man, about 5'7'' tall, with reddish facial hair. He was wearing a yellow baseball cap, a red Brewery Vivant t-shirt with "Farmhand" printed on the back and blue shorts.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at (616) 530-7300 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.


My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

MUSKEGON, Mich.— Grab a rod and head out onto the big lake this weekend for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On June 7 and 8, the state will be waiving fishing license fees.  Free Fishing Weekend applies to residents and out-of-state visitors on inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations still apply.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our state offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. To find inland lakes in your area, click here.