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Charges filed in fiery 2011 crash

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A lakeshore businessman has been charged in a fiery crash last September that left him and his passenger seriously injured.

Tom DeVoursney crashed his 2006 Ford GT sports car into a power pole on Sternberg Road in Norton Shores.  The car burst into flames.  DeVoursney's passenger, Dr. Anthony Wilson was also hurt.

DeVoursney is charged with one count of reckless driving causing serious injury.  Police determined that DeVoursney had no illegal substances in his body at the time of the crash.  Witnesses at the time said that the vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed.

The reckless driving charge is a five-year felony.  DeVoursney is currently free on bond.

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Author Bob Tarte discusses Kitty Cornered at Norton Shores

Author Bob Tarte discusses Kitty Cornered at Norton Shores

Monday, July 16, 6:30pm, Norton Shores Branch library

The subtitle to this book is “How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home.”  With winning humor and uncanny ability to capture the soul of the animal, Tarte shows us that life with animals gives us a way out of our narrow human perspective to glimpse something larger, more enduring, and more grounded in the simplicities of love and catnip.

Tarte is also the author of Enslaved by Ducks and Fowl Weather. Books will be available for purchase after the program.

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Charity Beach Polo comes to Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- The beaches of Muskegon will host the first ever Michigan beach polo match on Saturday.

It will have a special focus on all things Michigan, featuring local food, wines and vendors.

The match starts at one at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, just south of the main bathhouse.

Tickets are just $10 dollars if purchased online, and $25 at the gate.

The event will benefit the Helen Devos Children's Hospital.

For more information, click HERE.  

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Wake Up West Michigan: Hot Rod Power Tour & Relay for Life

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Saturday's morning greeting comes to us from the organizers and car enthusiasts from the Hot Rod Power Tour and the runners at the Relay for Life event in Grand Rapids.

 

UPDATE: Man found wallet but kept the cash

UDPATE - MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The man who police say took money from a 14-year-old says he only found the boy's wallet, but says he did keep the cash.

The unidentified man, who wished to remain unidentified in his call to the WZZM Information Center, says that he looked for the boy to return him the wallet and didn't steal the wallet.  But, he did take the cash.

The man says he was arrested and spent the night in jail.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A Muskegon County man accused of stealing money from a child is facing charges.

Fruitport Township Police say the 28-year-old man took a 14-year-old's wallet Wednesday while he was on the playground at Beach Elementary School. When the child asked the suspect about the wallet, the man gave it back to him. The boy says it was missing the money though.

Police found the stolen cash on the man and arrested him.

Overnight search fails to find wanted man

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - An overnight search involving multiple police agencies in Muskegon County is over and the man police were after is still missing.

It started late Thursday evening just before 11:00pm when a Muskegon deputy and a state police trooper went to a home on Carr Road to pick up a man on outstanding warrants.

Police say after they knocked at the door, he ran out the back door and into a wooded and swampy area near Laketon Avenue and Carr Road.  A K-9 unit and Coast Guard helicopter using a searchlight could not locate the man.

This morning, police say they want to locate Antonio Lee Gallegos. He is 46 years old and faces charges for domestic violence, friend-of-the-court violations, and now fleeing from police. Police say he did call relatives Friday morning to say he was OK, but would not tell them where he was.