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Girl in critical condition after being hit by car


UPDATE: Wyoming Public Safety Officers say an 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday night. The accident happened at approximately 8:11 p.m. near the intersection of 28th St. SW and Wyoming Ave.

Investigators say Melissa Guzman was crossing the street from the South to the North with her two 11-year-old brothers. The boys stopped in the center turn lane, Melissa continued into the Westbound lanes when she was hit. She was hit by a 2003 maroon Chevrolet driven by a 54-year old Wyoming woman. Police say speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police in Wyoming say a young child is at the hospital after being hit by a car in 28th St. The accident happened between 8;00 and 8:30 Saturday night.

Investigators say the victim's condition is not know at this time.

Grand Rapids company influences Hollywood takes on Netflix


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- For more than 25 years, the Grand Rapids-based Dove Foundation has reviewed movies to help parents decide which ones are family friendly. It's now starting a movie streaming service, which looks to compete with Netflix and Hulu.

Dick Rolfe, CEO of Dove Foundation, helped start the Dove Foundation when "a group of parents got together and decided we wanted to review movies before our kids watched them." The company now has more than 10,000 reviewed movies and gives the "Dove Seal of Approval" if a movie meets a family friendly criteria for language, violence, sexuality, nudity, drugs "and hold to certain values and tastes that caring families really are concerned about," Rolfe explains.

The company even has influence over some Hollywood movies. And sometimes, a movie will re-shoot scenes to get the Dove Seal of Approval.

Lt. Gov. Calley spends morning with G.R. preschoolers


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Lieutenant Governor and West Michigan native Brian Calley was in town Monday. He talked with parents and kids at the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative on Vries Street SW in Grand Rapids.

The center got a new playground back in June, thanks to volunteers who built it in just a day. Monday's visit was all about dedicating the pre-school's new outdoor learning center.

"It might not be something that you can see as quickly as resurfacing a street, it's something that is so critically important, in fact I would argue the most important thing we can do is make sure our kids have the tools they need to be successful in the future," said Calley.

Lt. Gov. Calley talked with parents and read with the kids.

The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative is a non-profit dedicated to vulnerable children.


3 additional suspects charged in skimming case


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police in Wyoming have arrested three more people they believe were involved in activity similar to a group Grand Rapids police arrested earlier this week.

Juan Galvez, 28, Micheles Gregori, 29, and Manuel Cabrera, 36, have all been arraigned on felony charges relating to unlawful possession of fraudulent financial transaction devices. They carried ID's and were driving cars linking them to Texas and Florida.

Police recovered evidence on Friday linking the three to the case, including what they call fraudulent financial instruments.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local police department or Silent Observer. The Metropolitan Fraud and Identity Theft Team is a collaborative effort made up of investigators from Grand Rapids Police, Kent County Sheriff, Kentwood Police, and Wyoming Police.

Wyoming Lee Rebel scoreless streak extends into second season


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - The Wyoming Lee Rebel football team made history last year when they went the entire season without scoring a point.

Last week they were shut out again in the first game of this season.

But when they played their first home game of the year Thursday night against White Cloud, many fans were hopeful the Rebels would finally break that scoreless streak, and possibly even come away with a victory.

But that is not what happened.

"We had opportunities," Coach Carlton Brewster told the team after the game. "We just didn't execute."

White Cloud scored 18 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to win the game 18-0. Disappointed first year coach Brewster said his team will keep fighting and getting better.

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Terry Hunt is heading up a Charity event on September 11th and then again on September 18th for his sister in law Monica Hunt, 53 years of age, who is suffering from cancer.

This will be an unusual event; it’s Glow Ball Golf, to be held at the Pines located at 5050 Byron Center Ave, phone number 616-538-8380. Terry and his family are paying for all the equipment to be used for this unusual event and all the equipment will remain at the golf course for charity events to be held in the future, thereby saving participants a lot of money.

This event is scheduled to start at dusk on both dates but participants are asked to be at the golf course one hour earlier. The cost for this event is $35 on September 11th and $25 on September 18th. It will be 4-man teams but if you do not have a team to play with, don’t let that stop you. You will be paired up with other people so you can play. Terry can be reached at 616-406-7701.

Pedestrian hit, killed by car on 28th Steet


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids man is dead after being hit by a car early Sunday morning.

It happened at around 12:45 a.m.

Grand Rapids police tell WZZM 13 Jimmie Lee Walker, 52, was crossing 28th Street, between Jefferson and Madison, when he was hit by a car. The investigation shows he was crossing from the south and paused in the center lane to let a westbound vehicle pass. When he continued walking, he was hit by another vehicle in the far right westbound lane.

Walker was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

The driver involved was not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor.