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Muskegon Twp. gas station robbed


MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon County gas station was robbed last night just before 11:00pm.

The Sheriff's department says a clerk at McCormick Food and Gas at Bard Road and Russell Road was robbed at gunpoint.

The male subject covered his face and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. A K-9 team was not able to locate the suspect.

Police agencies in Muskegon County are investigating a number of recent armed robberies that may be connected. Last week in Muskegon Township, the Jet Fuel on Mill Iron Road was robbed.

Police say the masked suspect entered the store and approached the clerk. The suspect was armed and demanded cash. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Muskegon girl critical after hit by car


CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ottawa County deputies are investigating a car versus pedestrian crash that left a teenager in critical condition.

It happened around 8 p.m. Monday on State Road near 136th Avenue near Nunica.

Investigators say 15-year-old Cameron Smallegan was walking along the road with friends when she was hit by a car. The driver was a 50-year-old Muskegon woman.

Smallegan is being treated at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.


New Muskegon Co. juvenile transition center almost done


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- With Muskegon County finishing up a major construction project, another one is about to get underway.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new juvenile transition center, a $6 million building at the corner of Pine and Delaware streets in downtown Muskegon.

County leaders will dedicate the building on Thursday, October 16.

The new center can hold more juvenile offenders. It also includes education and recreation space. The building replaces the current youth home in Whitehall.

The county is also preparing to start construction on a new $2 million downtown transit center.

Construction on that facility should begin in November.

The Morris Avenue terminal serves the Muskegon Area Transit System and Greyhound.

Teens arrested for Muskegon robbery


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Two Muskegon teens have been arrested as suspects in several armed robberies in recent months.

Muskegon Police arrested the two Friday. They arrested specifically for an armed robbery of a 62-year-old man and his 29-year-old son on the evening of September 14th in the 400 block of W. Grand Ave. The teens were armed with handguns. The victims were not hurt.

Police say the two are suspects in several other crimes around Muskegon. Police served search warrants at several locations and found more evidence of the teen's involvement in other cases.

The teens are currently being held in the Muskegon County Youth home.


Muskegon Catholic Central stomps Fruitport


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central rolled past Fruitport 56-0 Friday night and improved to a perfect 5-0.

The Crusaders led 35-0 at the end of the first quarter and 49-0 at the half.


Muskegon Oakridge tops Ravenna


RAVENNA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Oakridge scored 20 points in the second quarter and it proved to be the difference in a 36-20 win over Ravenna Friday night.

Five different players scored touchdowns for the Eagles, who improved to 4-1 on the season.


New building at Baker College opens Monday


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) Classes at Baker College in Muskegon resume Monday and returning students in the college's Health Science program will return to class in a new building.

The new $8 million Health Science Center opens with the start of classes next week. The building was needed to serve the growing number of students pursuing careers in the medical field.

The 35,000-square-foot building includes all of the medical equipment and labs students will use when they eventually work in a hospital, nursing home, or physician's office. The colleges's president says the building adds much needed space and also now locates all of the Health Science programs in one central location.

The building also allows the college to begin offering a bachelor of science and nursing degree for the first time. Almost half of the students at the college are enrolled in the Health Science program.