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Autistic teen returns home after Amber Alert

UPDATE AT 10:10 P.M. (WZZM) -- The mother of an autistic Wyoming teenager who was the subject of an Amber Alert says the boy was trying to return home Friday night, but became lost after sunset.

Police found Joseph Lasher, 15, in the 5500 block of Clay Ave. SW, just a few blocks from his home in the 5700 block of Haughey Ave. SW.

Joseph wandered away from home around 1:45 p.m. Friday.  He is a highly-functional autistic teenager.

His mother, Colleen, says the boy ended up going to Target and Meijer stores around 54th Street. 

Police received a tip that Joseph had been seen at the Meijer store around 8:15 p.m.

Colleen Lasher says her son was tired, sweaty and hungry when officers brought him home, but he was going to have a late dinner.  She thanked police and people who saw media reports on her son for helping in his recovery.

Whitehall 27, Kelloggsville 12

WYOMING (WZZM) -- The Whitehall Vikings and Kelloggsville Rockets met in Friday night's season opener, for the first time since the 2004 season.

Whitehall's Antwan Burks opened the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run. Joe Sika added to the lead with a touchdown run, making it 14-0 Vikings.

Joe Sika turned a short pass from Steven Sika into a 71-yard touchdown reception to put Whitehall up by three scores. The Vikings held on for a 27-12 victory.

Take a trip back in time at the Metro Cruise

Wyoming, Mi (WZZM)- Thousands of cars are converging on 28th street this weekend for the 8th annual Metro Cruise in Wyoming.

The event features 15 miles of cruising as well as up to 15,000. About 300,000 people are expected to attend.

WZZM 13's Sarah Sell checked out the route in a 54' Bellaire.  Watch the video for details.

If you go to the cruise, send us some photos to pix@wzzm13.com.

From the Desk of Curtis Holt, Wyoming City Manager - Notes of Interest

From the Desk of  Curtis Holt, Wyoming City Manager - Notes of Interest

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

On Thursday afternoon Wyoming High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Wyoming High School.  This is a significant event for our community and invite you all to join with us to recognize this milestone.  Over the summer months, Wyoming School district staff has done a tremendous job in preparing our facilities, staff and students for this transition and new beginning.  As a result, I believe Wyoming Public Schools will be stronger academically and athletically, able to instill much new pride in not only the school but also the entire Wyoming community.

My congratulations go out to Superintendent Tom Reeder and his staff for the outstanding job they have done in preparing and implementing this consolidation plan.  As a community, we should all be proud of their work and dedication.
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Wyoming Wolves win debut football game

Wyoming Wolves win debut football game

WYOMING, MI (WZZM) - For the first time in decades, high school football fans in Wyoming are united.

This year Park and Rogers high schools are merged into one building that's now simply called Wyoming High School.

"We are one," says parent Lisa Gerner. "We are the Wyoming Wolves. We are one."

The new Wyoming Wolves played their first football game Thursday night at what was Rogers High School on Prairie Parkway SW.

Fans were excited to see the team perform.

"Now we don't have two small teams -- we have one big strong team," enthused parent Sherri Wosova.

But the merger has been a difficult adjustment for some in the community. The Rogers Golden Hawks and the Park Vikings were always bitter rivals.

"It's always Park doesn't like Rogers, Rogers doesn't like Park," explained Rogers graduate Brad Savin. "We never liked each other ever."

The Golden Hawks and the Vikings are now together in the same building under a new name.

San Juan Diego Academy wins Erhardt contest

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Wyoming school that strives to help West Michigan Latino children improve their test scores and graduation rates is receiving $50,000 to restore its building.

Erhardt Construction named San Juan Diego Academy as the winner of its "Building Our Community" contest.  The announcement was held Thursday night at the Salvation Army's Kroc Community Center on S. Division Ave.

Erhardt held a eight week-long contest to have the public choose a local non-profit group to receive a $50,000 construction project.

Shots fired at vehicle on Burton SW

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police haven taken two people into custody following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. officers say someone in a car fired shots at a passing vehicle on Burton Street SW. No one was injured.

The intended victims followed the shooter's car to a house in the 1800 block of Berkley Ave. SW, near Lee High School.

When officers arrived on the scene and interviewed the intended victims, the suspected shooters drove off. Police arrested them nearby.

Wyoming Police continue to investigate.