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Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

Lenten Fish Fry List - 2015

(WZZM) - Lent is underway and we have a list of area churches and organizations offering fish on Friday's for the next 40 days.


Some churches are having events on Good Friday (4/3) and some are not.  For further details and confirmations on any listing, you may want to call ahead.


If you have a Fish Fry not listed here, send details to webmaster@wzzm13.com.


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House fire kills Muskegon Heights woman


MUSKEGON HTS. Mich. (WZZM) - A woman in her twenties has died after a fire Saturday morning in Muskegon Heights. Fire fighters were called to the home on Sixth Street near Columbia just after 7:00.

When they arrived at the scene, flames and smoke were shooting out the rear of the house. Fire fighters found the woman unconscious inside the home. Rescue crews tried to revive her but were unsuccessful.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but fire investigators say at this time there is no indication foul play was involved.


My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

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Feb. 23, 2015-- The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today it has recently awarded 28 volunteer grants worth $14,125 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County and the surrounding area to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees. 

The foundation awards Volunteer Investment Program grants to encourage and reward volunteerism by those who work or have worked for Consumers Energy.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community, civic and cultural development, social services, the environment, and emerging issues.

Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $10 million in contributions in 2014 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its foundation and parent company CMS Energy.

NeXt I.T. honored as top MSP provider

NeXt I.T. honored as top MSP provider

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NeXt I.T. , an I.T. Solutions company with four locations across Michigan announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250 award winners. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

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My Town: Grand Rapids honors Police Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year

My Town: Grand Rapids honors Police Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year

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The Grand Rapids Police Department is pleased to announce its Police Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year for 2014. Officer Joshua Mollan and Cynthia Vanderberg were selected from nominations submitted to the Department’s Board of Awards by Service Area, Division, and Unit Commanders.

POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Officer Joshua Mollan

Man convicted of murder passes out after verdict


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man passed out in court moments after being found guilty of murder Thursday morning.

Judge Timothy Hicks found Robert Gee, 31, guilty of murder and three weapons counts in the June 26 shooting death of Jake Rameau. Gee had waived his right to a jury trial and the decision was made solely by Judge Hicks.

After a Muskegon County judge made the guilty verdict defendant Robert Gee covered his face, later leaned forward and rested her head on the table he's been sitting behind during the three-day bench trial.

The judge was several minutes into explaining how he reached his decision when Gee sat up and appeared to begin to faint. Some of Gee's family members were removed from the courtroom.

But Gee didn't faint, he was gesturing and talking in the direction of his family. Then several minutes later, a second possible fainting spell and Gee was carried from the courtroom.

Men of Color Read group encourages picking up a book


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A group of men in Muskegon Heights took time away from their busy days to read to school kids on Thursday.

Around 30 men from the group Men of Color Read were at Edgewood Elementary. They visit the school once a month to mentor students and encourage them to appreciate reading. The hope is it will help prevent them from dropping out of school, says the group's Jon Covington.

"The kids in classrooms and urban communities need to see men that look like them," Covington said. "Somewhere around two percent or less of the teachers in America are black men, so the kids in the classroom do not see positive black male images on a regular basis."

The group also raised money and collected donations to buy the school 100 new computers. Students will start using the new technology next week.