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Shootings reported near Muskegon's Hackley Stadium


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are looking for information on a possible suspect after at least two people were shot Friday evening near Hackley Stadium in Muskegon.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Peck St. and Irwin Ave just after 9 p.m.

The shooting was reported during the Muskegon vs. Mona Shores High School football game.

They found a 43 year old man from Norton Shores with a wound in his side. He was taken to Hackley Hospital for surgery. Right now his condition is unknown.

A 20 year old Muskegon resident turned up at the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound in his lower leg.

So far there is no information on a suspect.

Muskegon Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 231-724-6750, or Silent Observer at 231-722-7463.


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Mona Shores upsets Muskegon to win OK Black


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Mona Shores knocked off Muskegon 48-27 Friday, picking up a rare victory at Hackley Stadium while winning the OK Black Conference title.

The Sailors outscored the Big Reds 21-0 in the third quarter to snap a 20-20 halftime score.

Both teams closed the regular season with identical 8-1 marks and are headed to the postseason.


Muskegon Catholic Central wraps up unbeaten season


RAVENNA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central scored 21 quick points and cruised to a 45-0 win over Ravenna Friday night.

The Crusaders led 38-0 at the half as quarterback Christian Martinez tossed three second-quarter touchdowns.

MCC ended the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record, while the Bulldogs finished 7-2.


Family Friendly MSU vs. U of M Tailgate in Muskegon


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is hosting its second annual Family Friendly tailgate.

Community members are invited to watch the matchup aboard the WWII USS LST-393 Veteran's Museum moored in the harbor of Muskegon Lake in downtown Muskegon on Saturday October 25th. Doors for the event will open 30 minutes before kickoff. The benefit will include the opportunity to buy football squares, a 50/50 drawing, and raffle tickets for great prizes including a TV donated by Best Buy.

Tickets are a $25 donation for adults and $10 donation for children; children under 3 are FREE and includes admission to the tailgate party, food and a raffle ticket for the TV. The event is BYOB (bring your own beverage). Additional non-alcoholic refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Big Crunch promotes Michigan apples, healthy habits


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Several West Michigan school districts worked together Friday to break a world record.

The students and teachers wanted to to set the record for the most people eating Michigan apples at once.

The yearly event is called the Big Crunch, and it started in Montague.

On Friday, students at Oakridge High School did their part to help break the record. The apples were all donated by Michigan farmers.

Oakridge health teacher Heidi Reister says it's one way to help students make healthy snack choices.

"What I think is so cool is how appreciative the kids are over an apple," Reister said. "It is healthy, and a healthy message, and that is what we are trying to do."

Muskegon County set the record last year at 19,087 apples. It will take some time to determine if the students and staff on Friday broke their own record.


Therapy dog helping children at Muskegon County Court


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Young victims of crime in Muskegon County now have a unique security blanket to take with them when they have to testify in court.

Oscar is a canine advocate at the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office. He will support children when they talk to investigators and especially when those children testify.

"The court experience can be traumatic," explained prosecutor D.J. Hilson. "We are already seeing the benefits of what Oscar can bring not only to this office but to the community at large."

Lynn Meeuwenberg, Oscar's handler, says he's already assisted one young witness. "She said that she had butterflies, bad butterflies in her tummy." The girl and Oscar bonded outside the courtroom, then walked in as a team. "She said I forgot about my butterflies."

MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Fundraiser

MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Fundraiser

Football Fans can benefit the children served by the Lakeshore Big Brothers Big Sisters by joining this family-friendly tailgate party. This is the chance to board the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum located at 560 Mart Street in Muskegon to watch the Michigan State & the University of Michigan football game on Saturday, October 25.

Doors are open at 3:00pm, kick-off at 3:30pm.