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Student leaving basketball practice injured by gunshot


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A teen is being treated after being shot near a high school in the city of Wyoming.

The shooting was reported around 8 o'clock Wednesday evening near Lee Middle and High School, 1335 Lee St. SW.

Four students leaving varsity basketball practice reported hearing at least one gunshot in the area of Havana and Lee. They then ran back into the school.

One of the students in that group then found he had been hit by a bullet in the thigh. That student, a 15-year-old, was taken to a hospital and early indications suggest the wound is not life-threatening.

School administrators tell WZZM 13 they've reviewed security footage with Wyoming police, who are investigating. Police say they're still gathering suspect information and couldn't share a description.

Kent ISD superintendent announces retirement

Kent ISD superintendent announces retirement


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)—After more than three decades helping to educate hundreds of thousands of children, the superintendent of Kent Intermediate School District is leaving his post.

Tuesday, Kevin Konarska announced his plans to retire at the end of the school year. Konarska has worked for Kent ISD for nine years, helping the agency navigate through the Great Recession and deep funding cuts by the state, all while opening new education programs and a laboratory school.

"It will be very hard to see Kevin leave," Board President Claudia Bajema said in a news release to WZZM 13. "He has made such a difference in the schools we serve and in the opportunities available to the more than 100,000 students throughout our service region."

Winter Horsefest mosey's into West Michigan


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)--The West Michigan Winter Horsefest is taking place at the 28th Street Showplace this weekend.
The event celebrates country living and horses. Dawn Simpson from Great Lakes Tack stopped by the WZZM13 studio with more on the family fun event.

Horsefest runs Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 10am-2pm. 1 day passes are $3 and 2 day passes are $5, ages 5 and under are free.

For a list of daily events, and more information, visit www.westmichiganwinterhorsefest.com.


My Town Wyoming: City closes in on medical marijuana business ban

My Town Wyoming: City closes in on medical marijuana business ban

WYOMING, Mich.--  The City of Wyoming is one step closer to keeping medical marijuana dispensaries out of the city.

During their Monday night meeting, city council members unanimously approved language to change the city's zoning ordinance to coincide with a ban on medical marijuana "provisioning centers."

The city council previously approved the actual medical marijuana ban based on concerns that a medical marijuana business could increase in crime, blight and costs to the Wyoming Public Safety Department.

Click here for a copy of the city's approved marijuana ordinance.

Wyoming looks at plans for Ideal Park


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- People in Wyoming are invited to share their ideas tonight on what the city should do with Ideal Park.

An EF-1 tornado hit the park back in July, destroying its playgrounds and about 98% of its trees.

Workers have been removing debris and making repairs.

Wyoming's Parks and Recreation department is working with a consulting company to come up with a new master plan for the park.

If you have any ideas, you can share them at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church activity center on 56th Street.

You can also share your ideas by emailing the city at parks_info@wyomingmi.gov.


U.S. 131 drivers spot house fire, call 911


BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Crews are looking into the cause of an overnight house fire south of Wyoming, after getting a heads-up about the fire from drivers.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday on South Division Avenue just north of 92nd Street in Byron Township.

Passing drivers on U.S. 131 called 911, telling dispatchers they saw flames coming from the house.

Fire was coming through the roof of the home when firefighters arrived. Deputies say no one was inside the home at the time of the fire.

Crews had to block South Division for more than an hour while crews put out the fire.


Local group reacts to President's immigration plan


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The group Michigan United gathered Thursday evening in Wyoming to watch the President's address on his executive action regarding immigration reform.

Michigan United supporters said that while the executive action only provides temporary relief for immigrants, it will keep thousands of Michigan families together until Congress fixes the problem.

"This is not about a political war; it's about children, it's about our families, our homes," said Cindy Hicks. "We are tax-paying members of society, and we want to contribute and be everything we can be in life."

Opponents of the President's plan say he acted more like an emperor, overstepping the authority of the presidency. They say the President's action not only hurts chances of passing immigration overhaul in the House and Senate but also damages his relationhip with the incoming Republican-controlled Congress.