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Wyoming leaders consider bar shutdown

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders call it a danger to the community. Now, a Wyoming bar could be shut down after a series of violent incidents.

Wyoming's city council Monday night took a step toward revoking the business license of the owner of the Galewood Tavern.

If Wyoming's police chief could give the Galewood Tavern a middle name, he would probably call it "trouble."

"It's a direct and immediate threat to public safety," says Chief James Carmody.

In 2010, after a series of violent incidents, Chief Carmody gave the bar's owner a warning.

"Since then, they're been a couple stabbings and a homicide," says Carmody.

His concerns were heard by the city council Monday night.  Its members appointed a committee that could recommend shutting the bar down.

"I have a really good clientele coming in now, an older crowd of people," says Doug Slagboom, owner of the Galewood Tavern.

Wyoming approves parolee housing rules

Wyoming approves parolee housing rules

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The city council is placing limits on the number of prison parolees who can live in a building.

Council members approved an ordinance Monday night that would only allow two parolees to live in a building at one time.

The rule came about after concerns about parolees living in a 28th Street motel, and plans for a church to build a residential center for convicted felons.

The ordinance does allow parolees to live in concentrated buildings, but only in industrial areas where there is no other housing.

The rule would require the state to build dormitories or parolee hotels for former prisoners.

Further developments in murder case

UPDATE AT 3:45 P.M. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police say the deadly shooting of a 28-year-old man actually occurred in Kentwood, and that the attack was not random.

Wyoming Police issued a news release Monday afternoon, stating that they determined the crime was not "a random act of violence," and that led them to discover the actual crime scene in the city of Kentwood.

Wyoming Police say they are now assisting Kentwood Police in the investigation.

Late Monday, Kentwood Chief of Police Richard Mattice told reporters,"I don't know that it was a premeditated case but it was a case that did involve criminal activity to begin with, meaning there was potential drug sale occurring at the time of the homicide."

Mattice would not say where the crime scene was.

Mattice noted the last murder to occur in Kentwood was two years ago this month.

Which restaurant has the best 'Happy Hour' in Wyoming?

Which restaurant has the best 'Happy Hour' in Wyoming?

Attention Wyoming!

WZZM13 would like to find out what restaurant in your community has the best Happy Hour. How to define Happy Hour is up to you, and it doesn’t just have to be about the drink specials. We also want to know who has the best atmosphere and friendliest staff. Scroll down to post a comment with your suggestion.

In a couple weeks, we'll launch our official poll which will include your suggestions.

Thank you!

KDL Closed Monday, January 16

All branches of the Kent District Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the annual professional development event we call All-Staff.  While we regret any temporary inconvenience this may cause, KDL’s commitment to staff training is one of the reasons we are able to provide you with such great service.  

This is the one day out of the year that our entire KDL workforce comes together for a day of LearningFun, andRecognition of KDL’s Exceptional Staff.  Topics staff will be exploring include:

Wyoming police investigation head-on collision

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Wyoming Police are investigating the cause of a head-on collision Saturday night.

It happened shortly before 11 p.m.

Police say a Sedan and a pickup towing a U-Haul collided on 28th Street just west of Burlingame.

No word on the severity of any injuries