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Motorcycle crash closes Clyde Park near 44th St.


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police closed part of Clyde Park Avenue SW overnight after a car and a motorcycle collided, injuring the rider.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday on Clyde Park between 44th Street and Marlin Avenue in Wyoming.

Dispatchers say they do not have many details, but the motorcyclist was unconscious when paramedics took him to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

Investigators are at the scene, trying to determine what led up to the crash.


Byron Center rolls over Wyoming in season opener


BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Byron Center scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter and cruised to a 41-0 home win over Wyoming in the season opener for both teams.

Senior running back Travis Baker tallied a pair of touchdowns in the first 8 minutes of the game on runs of 8 and 50 yards and the Bulldogs led 15-0.

Hunter DeWindt added a 24-yard field goal late in the second quarter and Byron Center added another touchdown to lead 25-0 at the half.

The Bulldogs tacked on 16 points in the second half and their defense posted the shutout.

Baker rushed for 57 yards on six carries for Byron Center.


My Town Wyoming: Metro Health Hospital posts ER wait times online

My Town Wyoming: Metro Health Hospital posts ER wait times online

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WYOMING, Mich. (Metro Health Hospital) – Need stitches or a cast but don’t want to wait in an emergency room for three hours?  Find out how long you might have to wait to see a doctor by visiting Metro Health Hospital’s website before you make a trip.

West Michigan’s leading community hospital is now publishing ER wait times on its website so patients can make faster, easier decisions about where to seek treatment.  The ER wait time published at www.metrohealth.net is based on the average wait time for patients served during the previous hour and is refreshed every five minutes. The time indicates the total number of minutes “from door to doc,” meaning how long it takes after walking into Metro’s ER to wait before seeing a physician. 

Two arrested after shots fired at Metro Cruise


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Two people were arrested Saturday night after an altercation at the 28th Street Metro Cruise.

The argument happened in the 1200 block of 28th Street at about 9:30pm, according to Wyoming Police.

Witnesses told police that a motorist and a bystander got into an argument and the disagreement escalated when one of the passengers in the vehicle got out to confront the bystander. When that passenger got back in the vehicle, witnesses reported hearing shots come from the vehicle as it fled the scene.

Police were able to find the vehicle at DeHoop and Madelyn and two suspects starting running away. Police were able to arrest them.

No one was injured in the incident.


Missing Wyoming man found safe


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man with multiple sclerosis who was missing for three days and without his medicine has been found safe.

Police found Glen Lowe,44, walking Wednesday morning in the 4900 block of Clyde Park SW--the same area where his vehicle was found abandoned early Sunday morning.

Police say he had left his medicine, keys, and ID card inside.


My Town: Volunteers remove dozens of bags of debris from Buck Creek

My Town: Volunteers remove dozens of bags of debris from Buck Creek

 

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)—  A threatened cold water trout stream is much cleaner, thanks to two teams of volunteers in Grandville and Wyoming.

On Aug. 12, volunteers pulled on waders to help clean up Buck Creek.  The morning cleanup effort was organized by Peter Miller with Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.  Volunteers filled approximately 25 bags with trash that had built up along the creek's banks.   The debris included basketballs, sandals, three or four vehicle tires, the spindle of an old washing machine and countless empty alcohol bottles.  

A second cleanup scheduled for that evening had to be cancelled because of inclement weather.  Miller says he'll likely try to reschedule the event in the near future.

School rankings show districts' points of pride, areas for improvement

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan's annual school accountability scorecards are out.

 

The report ranks schools according to factors like attendance and how well they meet goals set by the state's education department.

 

Schools that fall in the bottom five percent of the rankings are considered "priority" schools and are placed under the supervision of Michigan's school reform officer. There are 138 schools identified as "priority" schools. Nearly half of them are on that list for the fist time.

 

At least two West Michigan districts with priority schools also have schools among the state's top performers: Grand Rapids Public Schools and Godwin Heights Public Schools.