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Man charged in connection to Muskegon Heights shooting

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Muskegon Heights has been charged with lying to police and being a habitual offender.

Serlanding Crowley was arrested on Monday. Police records show this incident marks his fourth criminal offense.

The shooting happened Sunday, Aug. 30, on Hovey Street. Four people were shot, including Crowley. He received minor injuries.

One person was killed. At this time, we do not know the condition of the other two victims.

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Center in Muskegon Co. helping rehab birds of prey

TWIN LAKE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Braveheart Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Creek Township helps dozens of birds of prey every year, including a red tailed hawk hit this week by a car in Oceana County.

Inside a large cage, two red tailed hawks are recovering. One was hit by a car near Grand Haven. "She is doing much better," said Susan Stamy with the center. The other was struck while flying across Scenic Road in Oceana County. "She has yet to fly to another perch, but both of these birds were x-rayed on Tuesday and there were no fractures."

Stamy hopes very soon both hawks can be placed on this releasing platform and to return to the wild. But, some birds that can't return to the wild become education birds.

"She is blind in her right eye and she also had a dislocated elbow that was surgically repaired," said Stamy.

Pearl Mist cruise ship docks in Muskegon for the day

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Lake had some unexpected visitors Wednesday afternoon.

Passengers on the Pearl Mist cruise ship were supposed to dock in Holland on Lake Macatawa Wednesday morning during their trek from Chicago to Toronto. But, a Lake Michigan freighter was already docked at the site. The Pearl Mist was then rerouted to Muskegon Lake.

Busses were waiting to take the passengers to Holland for a tour of the city, including Wind Mill Island.

Muskegon Rescue Mission expanding to help more families

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon Rescue Mission is in the midst of a renovation and building project to fill a need in its community.

The mission has started construction on a new women and family shelter. A capital campaign is underway to pay for the $1,250,000 project.

The shelter will fill a growing need to shelter family units around the country. At any time there are as many as 25 homeless families in Muskegon County. Mission leaders say this project will help them meet that urgent need, and it's just a better way to help families in turmoil.

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Muskegon Hts. PD re-opening East Park Manor sub-station

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The vice mayor in Muskegon Heights says police will be more visible in the community.

"This has to end," said city councilman and mayor pro tem Eddie Jenkins, referring to violence. To that end, the city is re-opening a police substation in the East Park Manor public housing community. City leaders and police on Friday made the decision to assign officers to this neighborhood. The substation was closed several years ago after budget cuts to the police department. "Our intention is to have a couple of officers here, or more all of the time."

That decision was made before the weekend shooting in this community that injured four men. Two remain in critical condition. One, 20-year-old Thedrick Bryant, died.

Several shot after disturbance in Muskegon Heights

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Heights police are investigating a shooting on Sunday morning that left several people injured.

Investigators say a disturbance in the 600 block of Hovey erupted into gunfire at 2:34 a.m. They say the victims are not being identified until family members have been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Muskegon Heights Detective Bureau at 231-733-8900 or call Silent Observer at  72-Crime. 

Burning Foot Beer Festival at Pere Marquette Beach

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon has a new festival. This one is combining the city's great beach and craft beer.

The inaugural Burning Foot Beer Festival will take place Saturday from 3-9 p.m. at Pere Marquette Beach.

Members of the Muskegon craft beer scene came up with the idea during a night of taste testing.

36 craft breweries from Michigan and Wisconsin are offering 160 beers. Tickets are $30 and include tasting tickets and a souvenir tasting glass.

There will be food, games, live music and an opportunity to hone your beer tasting palate.

Festival organizers say the event is close to selling out. They suggest you check their website before heading to the beach.