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Kelloggsville takes down Kent City

WYOMING (WZZM) -- Defending O-K Silver champion Kelloggsville kicked off conference play Friday, as the Rockets hosted the Kent City Eagles.

Kelloggsville trailed 14 - 7 in the third, but that changed thanks to the speed of Demari Brown.  He got into the open field and busted 43 yards for a touchdown making it 14 all.

In the end the Rockets won their O-K Silver opener going away 39 - 14.

Unity Christian wins over Wyoming Park

HUDSONVILLE (WZZM) -- The Unity Christian Crusaders tried to keep their perfect record intact, as they hosted the Wyoming Park Vikings in the week four Viewer's Choice game Friday.

In the 1st quarter quarterback Max Zumaitis sent it over the middle to Payton Ponstein for a 22 yard pickup.  First down Unity.  They scored later in the drive.  Senior Evan Westrate with a nice second effort to get over the goal line and gave the Crusaders a 7 - 0 lead. 

Later in the first Zematis drove the pile forward for another score. It was 14 - 0.  Unity looked to run away with the game but Wyoming Park ran the halfback option and ran it well.  Bryce Coffman to Jessie Love and goodbye.  An 82 yard touchdown pass put Wyoming Park back in the game 14 - 7.

But the Crusaders would add two more touchdowns before halftime.  In the end they cruised to a 39 - 14 win.

Former Wyoming City attorney dies at age 84

Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM) The former City Attorney for the City of Wyoming has died.

Family members tell WZZM 13 News William Garlington passed away Thursday, September 16th. He was 84 years old.

Garlington worked as Wyoming City Attorney for many years and also worked as a city attorney in Grand Rapids.

Garlington is survived by Shirley, his wife of 56 years. He also has 6 children and 9 grand children.

 

UPDATE: Police release name of woman killed in garbage truck accident

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Police identified the woman who was killed in an accident involving a garbage truck on 28th Street.

Late Monday afternoon, Wyoming Police said Lorraine Baker, 71, was killed in the morning accident at 28th Street and DeHoop Ave. SW.

Update: Fire at Wyoming Delphi plant

Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM) - Fire crews in Wyoming could not use hoses to put out a fire at the Delphi plant.

A piece of equipment malfunctioned around 8pm Sunday at the plant in the 2100 block of Burlingame.

"They had a machine that they were firing up to start production," said Lt. John Nauta with the Wyoming Fire Department.  "We don't know exactly what happened.  The fire started in the stack system."

Because it was a gas and oil fire, crews had to rely on a nitrogen based extinguishing system to deal with the flames.

The fire created a lot of thick black smoke, which people around the plant saw come from the roof.

Fire crews say the flames went into the duct work.  They had to tear into those ducts to make sure the fire did not spread to the roof.

Delphi called in a maintenance team to look at the piece of equipment that malfunctioned.

No one was hurt because of the fire.

Drunk Motorist Drives Into House

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A drunk driver hit a tree and then a home in Wyoming.

The car drove into the house just after midnight at 1535 Chicago Drive.

Police say the subject was arrested, and had a blood alcohol level of 2.3.

 

Power restored to thousands of homes in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-- Consumers Energy has restored power to 9,207 customers in Wyoming.

Dennis Berkebile with Consumers Energy says a broken insulator on a 46,000 volt circuit is to blame for the outage. Workers have rerouted power to another circuit until they can fix the insulator.

Berkebile says they're not sure what caused the insulator to break.