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Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

Linda Falkowski wins Gatekeeper of the Year Award

A lot of people figure that employees really don’t go out of the way to do anything extra any more but Linda Falkowski who works for Consumers Energy in Muskegon, Mi has proven them wrong. Linda is a field representative for the company and as such, comes in contact with numerous customers. Because of her work ethics, Linda has been given the Gatekeeper of the Year award from the State of Michigan.

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Pregnant woman, 21, murdered in Muskegon Township


MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police investigating a pregnant woman's murder in Muskegon Township have taken a man into custody, though they have not called him a suspect.

Investigators are questioning the man after he called 911 and showed police where to find the body of 21-year-old Dominique Oneal.

The man in police custody is the father of one of Dominique Oneal's two children. He's also the father of the child she was expecting later this year. He was held on an outstanding arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense unrelated to this crime, police said.

The victim's mother, Danuel German, described her as "sweet, giving, loving." German says it's been a few days since she last talked with her daughter. "She wanted to see if I was alright and tell me she loved me."

Wednesday morning, Oneal was found dead inside the apartment she shared with her 22-year-old boyfriend.

Free tours for dads offered at Hackley & Hume site


MUSKEGON (WZZM)--The Hackley & Hume historical site in Muskegon is offering free tours for dads on Father's Day.

Program manager Erin Schmitz stopped by the studio to explain the rich history in the restored homes, and how the men spearheaded a logging boom along the lake shore.

The site is located at 430 W. Clay in Muskegon. The site is open from Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. On Sundays, the site is open from 1 to 4 pm. visit their website for more information.


Muskegon Co. Airport gets $1.2M grant for facilities upgrades


NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon County Airport is receiving support to upgrade its facilities.

Michigan's U.S. Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, on Friday announced a $1.2 million grant for the airport to improve its apron, the area where planes park.

Both Senators say investing in the airport will help create jobs in the region.

The grant came from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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Teens honored for rescuing man from fire


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two Muskegon County teens are being honored for saving a man during a fire.

During a ceremony at the state capitol Friday, Representative Holly Hughes awarded Alec Edwards and Alex Bisard special tributes and state seals thanking them for their bravery.

On May 6, the two teens were at the Tiffany Woods apartment complex in Roosevelt Park. A fire started inside an apartment there while one man was cooking. The two teens heard him yelling when he was unable to get out of his apartment.

They kicked in his screen door and rescued him.

Investigators surround Norton Shores home


NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Several law enforcement agencies, including Norton Shores police and Michigan State Police, surrounded a home near the intersection of Sternberg and Grand Haven in Norton Shores Friday evening.

They arrived on scene before 7 p.m., asking the subject in the home to come out. Norton Shores Chief Jon Gale told WZZM 13 the man is the suspect in last Saturday's armed robbery of the Sternberg Rd. Cirilla's adult entertainment store. The man was arrested shortly after 11 p.m.

Police said there was no indication of any threat to the public.

Taste Under Construction this weekend in Muskegon


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon's Hackley Park is full of live music and food this weekend.

Twenty of the lakeshore's best locally-owned restaurants are showcasing their most popular menu items at Taste Under Construction.

The event's new name references the road work happening this summer in downtown Muskegon.

During construction, drivers must use Western Avenue to get to Hackley Park.

Food vendors at Taste Under Construction are competing for awards for the best appetizer, best entrée, and best dessert.

At the same time, Parties in the Park is dedicating a new permanent performance stage at the park.

If you plan to attend either event, don't eat before you go, says Ellen Berends of Downtown Muskegon Now.