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Three people escape early morning fire

WYOMING, Mich (WZZM) - Three people were able to escape a house fire in Wyoming Friday morning uninjured.   The fire started shortly after four in the morning in the 17 hundred block of Delwood Avenue Southwest.

The homeowner says one of the residents ran across the street to call 911 after the fire was spotted in one of the bedrooms.

Exercise in this heat? It can be done!

WYOMING (WZZM) - Now that the heat is kicking into triple-digit territory for the next few days, it's important to be careful when exercising.  And who else to give some tips than an ultra-marathoner?

West Michigan's typical summers are already too warm for some people to get moving outdoors, but not for a man who's run 56 miles all in one day.

Terence Reuben, a physical therapist with Metro Health Sports Medicine and a certified personal trainer, hopes you'll continue to get your daily exercise, but he says there's some important things to keep in mind when the temperature rises.

"The first thing is to look at your weather plan, what is the coolest time to run. Usually before seven in the morning, after seven at night," said Reuben.

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Made in Michigan: A Truly Homeade 4th of July Meal

GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) - WZZM 13 News recently started a segment called Made-In-Michigan to celebrate all the businesses doing well in our state.

We thought the theme should extend to your Fourth of July celebration as well.

Reporter Stacia Kalinoski went on a grocery shopping adventure to find all the holiday staples, all made in Michigan.

She found more than enough to pack a picnic basket.

We started out at the Fulton Street Farmers Market, because it's so easy to support your local farmers this time of year. The two items on most everyone's list are strawberries and blueberries, and you can find both for your fruit salad or pie.

Potatoes were also available, a must for the All-American potato salad.

You can also find local cheese for the hamburgers and eggs for egg salad, products by Mooville at the market.

July Hot Titles at KDL

July Hot Titles at KDL

If you want it, we’ve got it! At KDL, we are committed to providing the popular materials you want to read, listen to or view. Look what’s new this month:

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
Backfire by Catherine Coulter
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Friends with Kids (DVD)

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UPDATE: Teenage swimmer drowns in park pond

UPDATE (WZZM)-- Wyoming police say the victim is Douglas Payne, 17, who attended Godwin Heights High School.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-A teenage swimmer who went under in a Wyoming park pond has drowned.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was with his teenage brother and another teenager at Battjes Park when officers believe he encountered a steep drop off in the water and slipped under.

Officers were called to the park at 11:39 a.m. The first officer to arrive searched the water, but couldn't find the boy. Police called in Georgetown Township rescuers around 12:40 p.m., which located and pulled the boy from the water. However, the teenager died at the scene.

Police are withholding the 17-year-old's name while they contact the rest of his family.