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Wyoming ceremony honors veterans


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Veterans Day celebration in Wyoming Wednesday night included appearances from the Lee High School band and the city's Department of Public Safety Honor Guard.

Mayor Jack Poll hosted the ceremony in Veterans' Memorial Garden.

The Department of Public Safety is also accepting donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans all this month. Items sought for donation include $25 gift cards to local fast food restaurants, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, Gordon Food Marketplace, etc., candy bars, pens, batteries, stamps, grooming and hygiene items and new or gently-used clothing. Donations may be dropped off at 2380 DeHoop SW, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran's Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Nov. 9 through Dec. 30.


Overnight fire damages Wyoming business


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police and firefighters are looking into an overnight fire that damaged a grocery store.

It happened around 1:30 Wednesday morning at the Supermercado Mexico on Chicago Drive near Godfrey Avenue. Firefighters tell WZZM 13 someone spotted smoke coming from the building and called 9-1-1.

Crews put out a fire in the store's deli area. The building also took some smoke damage. There's no word yet on the cause.


M-6 reopens after rollover crash, injuries reported


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- M-6 is back open after a rollover crash shut down the Eastbound lanes Friday morning.

The accident happened just before 8 a.m. near Wilson Ave.

According to dispatchers, the crash involved two vehicles. We're told that there were injuries, but we do not know the extent of those injuries at this time.

All lanes of traffic were closed for a short time while crews cleared the scene.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.


Kostume Room in Wyoming gets G.R. ready for Halloween


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you aren't sure what to be for Halloween we've got some fantastic ideas for you. The crew at the Kostume Room in Wyoming, as well as morning show producer Katie Sakala, show off some of this year's most hilarious Halloween looks in this story.

Sometimes the best way to get inspired is to simply be surrounded by ideas! The Kostume Room is located off of 36th Street in Wyoming. It's open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

You can learn more about the Kostume Room by visiting their website.


Godwin Heights on verge of ending 26-year playoff drought


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Every year, 256 teams make the state playoffs, and for 26 years, Wyoming Godwin Heights hasn't been one of them.

"Man, that's a while. It'll be great, like we never had it," said senior running back Reggie Thompson.

Football had been a struggle for the perennial basketball powerhouse school. So much so that head coach Andy Dent decided to cancel the varsity season in 2012, to give the young team a chance to compete and rebuild a stronger program later.

"Our freshman then, now are seniors. These were the players that we rebuilt the program with. Coach Dent, I think that was the toughest decision he had to make as a coach," said assistant coach Jeff Corey, "And I'm here to tell you that was the best decision that Coach Dent has made."

Employee celebrates 50 years at Country Fresh


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- We'll he's certainly paid his dues and then some.

Terry Lehigh is an employee at Country Fresh in Grand Rapids. On Thursday, he celebrated for 50 years of service. Lehigh says he first started working in the handpacking mill, back when they only sold half gallon containers in glass bottles.

Back then, the average production was 15, 000 half gallons versus the 120, 000 gallons they produce today.

"I went through this plant when I was twelve years old," said Lehigh. "I always remember going through the ice cream department and eating ice cream and thinking man, it would be great working at a place like that and making ice cream all the time and little did I know about six years later I'd be working here."

Terry is 69-years-old and says he still plans on working another two or three years.


Firefighters extinguish Wyoming house fire


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three people safely escaped a house fire Saturday evening in Wyoming.

The blaze, first reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of Hubal Ave. SW, started in the home's kitchen and spread into the attic, the owner told WZZM.

Lt. Joseph Jones from the Wyoming Fire Department confirmed it was a grease fire. Damage is estimated at $35,000 to $40,000.

Initial dispatch reports indicated two people needed medical assistance at the scene for smoke inhalation.