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Man arrested for ATM skimming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Police are looking for a second suspect who's been stealing bank account information from ATMs in Wyoming and Grandville.

Dontae Collins, 22, of Illinois is already facing charges for using a device to copy personal information from Fifth Third Bank ATMs. It's called "skimming" and all it takes is one swipe of your card.

13 is on your side to help protect your money.

  • When using an ATM, cover the number pad, even if no one is around
  • Scammers can install small cameras that catch your card's numbers.
  • Keep a close eye on all of your bank statements for any unusual purchases.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

A red flag your account's been skimmed-- if you put your card in the machine and it's delayed or won't come out after a transaction.

Boy accidentally shoots sister with pellet gun

MASON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A 10-year-old Wyoming girl was flown to the hospital after her 11-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the eye with a pellet gun.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at a campsite on the Pere Marquette River east of Custer Road, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say that the family was camping when the boy picked up the pellet gun and the gun accidentally discharged.  The pellet appeared to enter the girl's face, just below her eye. 

The girl was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ludington and then flown to Grand Rapids by AeroMed.  Her condition is not known.

Back to School: Send us your pics!

Back to School: Send us your pics!

Calling all residents - we want your Back to School photos!

Send us your child’s cutest, silliest, craziest photo and it may make it on your city's community site. The more creative, the better! Make sure you include your name, the name of your children, the school name, city of residence and, if you would like, add a caption.

Email your photos to pics@wzzm13.com.

Fire destroys Vietnamese restaurant in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Fire crews in Wyoming battled overnight to put out a large fire at a Vietnamese restaurant.

The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cuu Long restaurant in the 3800 block of South Division.

Dozens of firefighters were able to gain control of the fire a few hours later.

Kathy Havener was in the area when it happened. She said, "We decided to walk down here and see what was going on, and as we were watching it got worse, the building collapsed the flames were huge, the roof collapsed. "

Authorities say no one was inside when the fire started. But the building is considered a complete loss.

A cause is not yet known.

Power restored in Wyoming after transformer explosion

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- Power has been restored to customers in Wyoming after a number of residents lost power shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday after a transformer explosion.

The blast happened and at a electrical substation on 28th street near US 131.

Consumers Energy says they do not know what cuased the explosion.

Magazines & Newspapers FREE Online

Yesterday mLive featured an article about Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett making headlines in current issues of Forbesmagazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

But what if you don’t subscribe to those publications? It’s OK, KDL cardholder, you do — through us!

KDL cardholders can access the above publications and more — for FREE — via the research databases section of our website. While you’re there, check out what else is offered there for free with your KDL account number.

Could Books “Come to Life” at the Library?

Could Books “Come to Life” at the Library?

At select branches through October, KDL will host a series aimed atconnecting you with area experts on topics such as healthy living, hobbies, DIY and budgeting. Guest speakers include Rachel Ruiz from WOOD-TV8′s eightWestOn-the-Town magazine editor Joanne Bailey-Boorsma, a Civil War re-enactor, a digital photographer and a genealogy search whiz, among others.

Saturday, September 8, 1:00–3:00 PM – West Michigan Events Preview –Kentwood branch
Saturday, September 22, 1:00–3:00 PM – Hobbies – Wyoming branch
Thursday, October 4, 5:30–7:30 PM – Living Smart and Being Frugal – Plainfield Township branch