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Police seek gunman, target in drive-by shooting

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are searching for a gunman involved in a drive-by shooting at a Norton Shores gas station.

It happened around 1:15 a.m. Monday at the Shell gas station in the 2600 block of Henry Street.

Witnesses told officers a gunman in a blue SUV drove past the gas station and fired at someone at one of the pumps driving a red sedan.  After the shooting, the SUV drove southbound on Henry.  The person in the sedan drove away eastbound on Sherman Boulevard.

Police found evidence that six shots were fired, with some hitting the gas pumps and cement walls of the station.

Anyone who recognizes the vehicles involved in the shooting or has information about the incident is asked to call the Norton Shores Police Department at (231) 733-2691, or Silent Observer at (231) 722-7463.

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Drive-by shooting in Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM)- Norton Shores Police hope surveillance video will help lead them to the person who fired a half a dozen shots at a gas station early this morning. The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. at the Shell gas station on Henry Street.

Officers say a man was inside paying for his fuel when a car drove by and fired six shots into the vehicle. A passenger in the parked vehicle was not hurt. When officers arrived on the scene, both parties had left.

Anyone with information should call Norton Shores Police or Silent Observer.

Aaron's Adventure: Torresen Marine

MUSKEGON (WZZM)- WZZM 13's Aaron Ofseyer sets sails with Torresen Marine located on Muskegon Lake. 

 

Job fair held on warship

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- The jobless rate for American veterans is more than double the national average.

Today veterans had a chance to find work at a job fair on an old warship docked on the lakeshore. More than 60 employers filled the cargo space of the L.S.T. 393 in Muskegon.

Organizers of the job fair are trying to have a positive impact on Michigan's unemployment rate for vets.

Dan Weikel with the L.S.T. 393 said, "Right now there is 29-percent unemployment here in Michigan for veterans. They have all these skills, discipline, sacrifice, they pick up a good attitude."

Army veteran Todd Price said, "There are plenty of jobs opportunities I am seeing for factories and stuff like that. I am just going for them. Fill out a bunch of applications and somebody is bound to bite."

The job fair will likely become an annual event for the floating museum.

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School employees get help filing for unemployment

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM)- School employees are getting help as they apply for unemployment benefits. Michigan Works and unemployment specialists offered two rapid response events at the high school. Both agencies offered to walk employees, who may lose their jobs, through the process of filing for benefits.

Emergency Manager Don Weatherspoon issued 158 layoff notices to district employees Wednesday. Teachers, staff and administrators who are under contract may not have those agreements renewed and need to be prepared for what is next.

Brittany Lenertz with Michigan Works says, "Unemployment will pass out their packets detailing how to apply for unemployment. They will walk through step by step. Then Michigan Works will come in and talk about what they have to do with us to get unemployment. We spend time on that because that is where their minds are. They are thinking about what is my very next step."

Wheelchair donated to Grand Haven State Park

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - A special donation is making Grand Haven State Park more wheelchair friendly. The non-profit group, Pursuing a Dream, is donating a wheelchair to the park for children with special needs. 

The wheelchair was supposed to be delivered Friday as part of the annual Get Hooked event. However, the organization says the wheelchair was lost in the mail for a short time and is now scheduled to arrive before Memorial Day.

"The goal of that wheelchair is to let the State Park grab disabled campers and try to get them down to the beach, or its going to have a rod holder so they can take it out and go fishing like we did today," says Randy Hansen, Director of Pursuing a Dream.

About 250 students with special needs from Grand Haven Public Schools attended this year's event.

Wildwater Adventure Waterpark Hiring Lifeguards, Park Opening May 23

Wildwater Adventure Waterpark Hiring Lifeguards, Park Opening May 23

Want an exciting job where you can be outside all summer? Apply to be a lifeguard at WildWater Adventure Waterpark at Michigan's Adventure. The 2012 operating season for WildWater Adventure begins May 26.

WildWater Adventure provides the award-winning training program to lifeguard candidates. WildWater Adventure lifeguards receive competitive pay rates, great hours and the opportunity to be part of a fun team. Apply online at miadventure.com/jobs.

Elsewhere in the park, Michigan's Adventure is accepting applications online at miadventure.com/jobs to fill hundreds of seasonal positions for the 2012 operating season, which begins May 23.

A diverse range of job opportunities are available and associates are needed in all areas of park operating including admissions, food and beverage, safety and security, games, guest services, merchandise, rides, park services, sweeps and warehouse.