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Woman shot in the leg in Muskegon Hts.


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person injured.

It happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Jefferson Street and Summit Avenue in Muskegon Heights.

Police say that Melissa Hill, 30, was getting into a car with an unknown person when she was shot in the leg. Her injuries are described as non-life threatening. Police are still looking for suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Muskegon Heights Police at 231-733-8900 or Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.


Decision on Muskegon parking delayed


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A decision on banning overnight street parking during the winter months in Muskegon has been delayed.

The measure would prohibit people from parking on the street daily between 2a.m. and 6a.m. from December 15 through the end of February.

The city manager believes that window would be enough to save plow drivers time and fuel.

The city commission decided Tuesday night to delay a decision and will take up the issue again on December 9.


Teen charged with burying newborn daughter denied bond


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon teenager accused of suffocating her baby and hiding the newborn's body behind an apartment building will stay in jail.

Jessica Brewster's attorney asked a judge to provide his client with an affordable bond while she waits for a December court hearing. The judge denied the request.

RELATED: Police: Teen mom smothered newborn daughter with towel

Muskegon leaders could adopt winter parking rules next week


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The heavy snow has made it difficult to drive around West Michigan. Road crews are desperately trying to keep up. To make their job easier, some communities have winter parking rules in place.

Muskegon does not, but that could change next week.

The city council may now be ready to pass winter parking restrictions. At intersections like Larch and Elwood, the problem is evident: a dozen vehicles are all parked on the snow-covered streets. It creates an obstacle course for City of Muskegon plow driver Troy Marciniak.

"That is as close as I feel comfortable getting to it," Marciniak says of taking the plow down a constricted street.

Those vehicles are legally parked, but Marciniak says, "It makes it difficult with all of the vehicles in the way, for sure." It's even more troublesome when it's snowing and the vehicles are hard for plow drivers to see.

Man charged with 4 Muskegon Heights murders waives prelim


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon County man charged with four counts of open murder waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Leon Means, 61, is charged with killing four Muskegon Heights women, two of whom died in October of this year and two of whom who died in 1989.

Anna Lawson was one of the victims killed last month. Her sister Erline Lee McCrae saw Means in court Wednesday for the first time. She says Means stabbed Anna nearly two dozen times.

"I can not understand why he would do something like that; so barbaric," she said. "He brutalized my sister, like something on a horror movie. I have never seen something like that but on a horror movie."

Means faces four life-without-parole sentences if found guilty. A trial date is expected to be set early next year.


Muskegon Co. Jail inmate dies in apparent suicide


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- An inmate at the Muskegon County Jail has died after apparently committing suicide Tuesday morning.

Around 11 a.m. corrections staff found Mark Erwin Ferguson, 52, hanging in his cell.

Ferguson was last seen alive around 10:35 a.m. when his cellmate was taken to the visiting area of the jail.

Emergency medical responders performed CPR on the man but were unable to revive him.

Ferguson was arrested in October for criminal sexual assault and was being held on a $250,000 bond. He was awaiting trial in Muskegon County Circuit Court.

No foul play is suspected.


Muskegon Catholic Central wins regional title


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central defeated Mendon 48-7 to win a regional title.

Tommy Scott had 173 yards rushing to help MCC get the win.

The Crusaders will take on Harbor Beach in the State Semifinals on Saturday, November 22.