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Students with list of names threaten attack at Kelloggsville HS


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating threats made against students at Kelloggsville High School.

Around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, a female student told classmates that she and a fellow 10th grade student were planning to hurt other students during an assembly.

According to witnesses, the male student had a list of names of intended targets. That boy admitted to having a list of names of students he did not like.

Investigators worked with school officials and spoke with several witnesses. They also conducted interviews with the students involved and spoke to their parents, who were cooperative. A search of the teens' homes was conducted but no evidence of an attack was located.

Wyoming Department of Public Safety says the investigation continues, pending review by the Kent County Juvenile Court. The teens have been turned over to their parents.

Police identify teen killed crossing 54th Street


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A teenage boy was struck and killed while crossing the street in Wyoming Friday evening.

The accident happened in the area of 54th St. and Division Ave.

Authorities say Zachary Leighton Gray, 16, was leaving work at the Subway inside the Shell gas station nearby, when he attempted to cross 54th St. He was hit and run over by a full size extended cab pickup truck.

Gray was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

The accident is under investigation.


Hopkins takes Godwin Heights on the road


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hopkins beat Godwin Heights 40-12.

Quincy Collings had 381 yards rushing for the Vikings.


NorthPointe Christian pulls away late for win


GRAND RAPIDS, MIch. (WZZM) -- NorthPointe Christian finished the regular season 8-1 following Friday night's 36-15 victory over Kelloggsville.

The Mustangs led 14-0 in the first quarter and pulled away with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets ended with a 5-4 overall mark.


Search lands suspect after homeless camp attack


BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies say one man is in custody after an assault at a homeless camp led to a wide police search.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at a camp in a wooded area near 60th Street and Clyde Park Avenue SW.

Investigators say two men got into an altercation at the camp, leading to the assault.

The suspect ran from the scene. Kent County deputies and Wyoming officers joined in the search, which involved police dogs.

They found the suspect shortly after 2 a.m.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and is being treated at Mercy Health Saint Mary's.


Consumers Energy's pink flamingo display raises breast cancer awareness


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Pink flamingos have taken over a Grand Rapids office, to raise awareness about breast cancer and breast health.

Consumers Energy is raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday.

The company's team is called the Pink Flamingos.

WZZM 13 also has a team, so join us Saturday morning at 9:30 at Rosa Parks Circle to help support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.


Family mourns suicide of bullied boy


Wyoming, MI (WZZM) - When the bullying became more than he could bear, the family of Brandon Larson says the 14 year old boy took his own life.

"It completely shattered my heart," says Brandon's cousin, Allyson Talsma. "Somebody got killed because of bullying."

But instead of hiding Brandon
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s suicide, Tuesday night his family and friends held a vigil to remember him, and show the consequences of bullying.

"It was not right for kids to treat him the way he was treated," one young girl told the crowd of mourners holding candles. "No one should ever go through what he went through."

Many of those closest to Brandon say they didn't know how he was suffering. On the outside he seemed happy.