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Muskegon man, 88, shot outside home

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- An elderly Muskegon man is in serious condition after being shot in the torso Sunday night.

Police say they were called to the 200 block of Sumner Street at about 8:15 p.m.

James Modisette, 88, was found outside, conscious and alert. He told police he had heard noises outside of his home and when he went outside, he was shot once.

Modisette is reported to be in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital.

Police are still looking for a suspect. Anyone with information should call the Muskegon Police Department as (231) 724-6750 or Silent Observer at (231) 722-7463.

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Muskegon voters to consider library funding

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Voters are being asked to approve a bond proposal to make improvements to Hackley Public Library.

The City of Muskegon, the county, and the State of Michigan together are asking voters to approve borrowing $3.2 million. The money would be used to make repairs and update mechanical systems, including the 1964 boiler and many of the radiators. If passed, it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $27 annually.

Hackley Public Library Director Martha Ferriby said the building really needs better windows, too.

"They are double pane, but they leak. The hardware is going out, and the window sills have rotted. We need to make this library more energy efficient, save the taxpayers a lot of money, and preserve the building, because water coming in is not a good thing."

If passed, the bond proposal would last for 15 years.

Residents, council members concerned over violent crimes

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) – Muskegon Heights council members addressed safety concerns and pushed for more progress, following Tuesday's double murder.

"It went from the street and the drive by violence to domestic occasions now," said Councilman Eddie Jenkins. "Really bad domestic violent occasions."

Until recently, Jenkins lived just doors down from 62-year-old victim Judy Bushman.

Another council member, Anthony McDonald, who works at a local funeral home told WZZM 13 that the violence and crime needs to end immediately and it's up to the public to take a stand.

"We really need the help from the community," McDonald said. "Because a lot of the times when we get the call [the crime] has already been done."

Muskegon Catholic Central extends winning streak

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central extended its winning streak to 20 games after shutting out Detroit Country Day 30-0 Friday night.

The Crusaders, ranked No. 1 in Division 8, improved to 8-0 after holding the Yellow Jackets to 82 yards rushing.

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Muskegon notches easy win over Reeths-Puffer

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a 37-6 victory over Reeths-Puffer Friday night.

The Big Reds, led by Caleb Washington's 142 yards and two touchdowns, upped their record to a perfect 8-0.

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MSU vs. U of M Tailgate

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2nd Annual Family Friendly MSU vs. U of M Tailgate

Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore


Muskegon MI:  Football fans are invited to watch the upcoming 104th match-up of the University of Michigan and Michigan State football teams aboard the WWII USS LST-393 Veteran’s Museum moored in the Harbor of Muskegon Lake in downtown Muskegon on Saturday October 25th.  This family friendly event will benefit the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.  Kickoff is at 3:30pm and doors will open to the public at 3pm.