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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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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.

Crews fight house fire in Fruitport Twp.

FRUITPORT TWP., Mich. (WZZM) Crews are fighting a house fire in Fruitport Township.

The fire broke out early Thursday afternoon on Airline Road. Smoke can be seen for miles.

We'll have more details when they become available.

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Muskegon CC moving into old newspaper building

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Community College's new downtown site could open as soon as April.

The school will move into the site of the former Muskegon Chronicle building at 981 3rd Street.

MCC plans to move its applied technology and entrepreneurial programs downtown. Those programs include computer design, engineering and electronics.

A Grand Rapids architect will redesign the building.

Following plans to open office space in the building as early as April, MCC plans to start offering classes there in January.

Muskegon County voters reject tax increase for roads

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- Voters in Muskegon County rejected a countywide millage Tuesday proposal that would have been used to fix crumbling roads and bridges.

Road Commission leaders had been telling voters for months new local revenue was needed to fix county roads, but based on results and voter turnout in Tuesday's special election, county residents didn't want to pay more in taxes for better roads.

Ken Hulka, the road commission's managing director was surprised voter turnout Tuesday was under 10 percent. He thinks a burst of snow was a factor in the low turnout.

"You know, we had a good storm here until about two o'clock," Hulka said.

Video shows murder suspect pawning stolen equipment

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Prosecutors in Muskegon County used surveillance video from a pawn shop to build their case against Robert Gee during trial proceedings Wednesday.

The 31-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Jacob Rameau last June. Prosecutors say Gee shot Rameau because he was on a motorcycle chasing the person who had just stolen his brother's car.

The owner of a Muskegon-area pawn shop identified Gee as the person who pawned a speaker box removed from the stolen car. The store owner says he gave Gee $110 for it.

Prosecutors showed surveillance video of that transaction in court.

Gee is charged with open murder and three gun counts.