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Man, 51, killed on way to work in US 31 crash

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person was killed in a crash on Muskegon's north side.

The crash happened around 8:35 a.m. Sunday on southbound U.S. 31 in the River Flats area, according to a Muskegon Township Police news release.

Police say Paul Allen Klein, a 51-year-old Dalton Township resident, was traveling south on U.S. 31 in the far right lane when his truck drifted left across all three lanes and hit a guardrail. The truck overturned twice before coming to a rest on its tires.

Klein was the only person in the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family told police he was on his way to work in Holland and had just left home. Traffic conditions at the time were light, police said.

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Muskegon Museum of Art hosts teddy bear breakfast

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Children flocked to the Muskegon Museum of Art with their teddy bears in hand Saturday for the annual "Teddy Bear Breakfast," part of the Festival of Trees fundraiser for the museum.

The event included multiple activities, including breakfast with the bears, a visit with Santa, crafts, teddy bear adoptions and checkups from volunteer nurses from the Muskegon Community College program.

Muskegon Museum of Art Executive Director Judy Hayner says the event sells out every year. The breakfast contributes to the Festival of Trees, which is the museum's biggest fundraiser.

The "Teddy Bear Breakfast" was held November 28th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Stuffed animals donated for kids at Mercy Health in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Children hospitalized at Mercy Health in Muskegon will now have the comfort of a stuffed animal.

Starting last month, PetSmart collected more than 1,300 stuffed animals and on Tuesday delivered them to Mercy Health.

Hospital workers say simple things like a stuffed animal help children relax during a time that is often scary.

"When they are having a tough time at the hospital they will get a cute stuffy to squeeze, so they feel comfort and warmth, and they are really soft," said Tonya Phillips with the Muskegon PetSmart.

"Having that stuffed animal is so critical," said Mercy Health's Holly Alway. "It gives them just a little piece of comfort. Hopefully to distract them off what has brought them to the E.R. in the first place."

The hospital treats more than 22,000 children each year.

MCC classes canceled after bomb threat

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Community College administrators cancelled classes Monday morning after the discovery of a written bomb threat in a note found in Grand Haven.

School leaders say they didn't have a choice but to clear campus.

"We just thought we would err on the side of caution," said MCC Vice President of Student Services and Administration Johnnie Selmon after the written bomb threat was found in the MCC portion of the Grand Haven Community Center. The note didn't specify which MCC campus was threatened, so classes were canceled in Grand Haven, Fremont, and in Muskegon. "Safety and security is one of the biggest responsibilities we have here at this institution, and so when we get something like a bomb threat, we are going to take it seriously."

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Arrest made in Muskegon Heights shooting

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting earlier this week in Muskegon Heights.

James Larnell Black was arrested Thursday and faces four felony charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon. The 18-year-old is also being charged as a habitual offender.

He's accused of shooting at a car on Peck Street in Muskegon Heights around noon on Monday. A 19-year-old was hit in the arm. That victim was treated at a hospital and released.

Police found Black Thursday night, hiding on a back porch of a home on Park Street.


Muskegon Rescue Mission collecting turkeys

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Thanksgiving is almost here and the Muskegon Rescue Mission hopes to collect 1, 000 turkeys for its annual holiday feast.

They will be collecting turkeys Friday at the Cinema Carousel on Old Grand Haven Road until 6 p.m. Those turkeys will be served on Sunday at the mission's feast.

The Sunday feast will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Muskegon High School.

The mission's food basket giveaway is on Monday and Tuesday of next week. On Thursday, the mission hosts a Thanksgiving meal.

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca