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Muskegon PD launches tip line for crimes

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon Police Department has launched a new anonymous tip line for people to report crimes.

The number, 231-846-8477 (or 231-846-TIPS), is to help Muskegon Police apprehend those who are committing crimes.

By calling the number, residents can anonymously leave information about:
• Illegal firearm possession
• Ongoing Investigations
• Wanted Persons
• Cold Cases
• Criminal Activity
• Any information that will aid in fighting crime in the City of Muskegon

Callers are encouraged to leave as much descriptive information as possible. Beneficial information would include:

Muskegon attorney sentenced for cocaine use

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Terry Nolan, a Muskegon attorney, has to report to the Muskegon County jail Thursday after pleading guilty to cocaine use.

Wednesday, a judge sentenced Nolan to one month in jail, five months of house arrest, and four years of probation.  This is the 55-year-old's fourth cocaine conviction.

Nolan will be allowed work release during his jail sentence.   He must attend therapy and an addiction support group during his probation.

Muskegon school boss interviewing for another job

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -The superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools is considering a new position in Stevensville.

Superintendent Jon Felske will interview for the same position at Lakeshore Public Schools Friday at 5:30 p.m.  He is the only candidate the board is questioning.  

Felske says he has no problems with Muskegon, but feels the opportunity in Stevensville is one he as to look into.  

Felske took over as district superintendent two years ago.

 

Energy conference being held in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Agribusiness and energy experts are in Muskegon all day to discuss ways to benefit from renewable energy. 

The West Michigan Energy Conference is being held at GVSU's Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.

Participants say agribusinesses can save money and create economic development in rural communities by investing in renewable energy projects.   The new digester in Fremont that uses food processing waste to generate electricity was one of the local project highlighted as a success story.

Prosecutor obtains video of deadly Muskegon shooting

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon County Prosecutor has a video showing the July 9 shooting that killed one man and critically injured a bystander.

The shooting on Monroe Avenue resulted in the death of Alex Brown, 27. His friend, Misha was struck in the head.

Wednesday, prosecutors asked a judge for protective orders to conceal the identity and protect the welfare of the person who took the video. Prosecutors say it shows the fight that preceded the shooting. Several men can be seen displaying guns during the incident.

Four men were arrested on gun charges but no one has been charged in Brown's death.

ADAC opens new paint facility in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Governor Rick Snyder joined leaders of ADAC Automotive Wednesday in cutting the ribbon on the company's new paint facility on Keating Avenue.

ADAC manufactures exterior and interior door handles for domestic and foreign automakers.  The new facility cost $18 million. It will help the company maintain a workforce of 1,200 employees. 

During the Wednesday morning ceremony, Governor Snyder applauded the company's work in proving Michigan is still a leader when it comes to products, innovations and manufacturing.

Michigan awarded $2.3 million to protect lakeshore

Michigan awarded $2.3 million to protect lakeshore

The Michigan Coastal Management Program is getting more than $2.3 million to help protect the state’s lakeshore.

The grant money is coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

 “Michigan is home to over 3,100 miles of Great Lakes shoreline that attract tourists from across the country to enjoy our great outdoors, contributing billions to our economy.  This support will help conserve our beautiful natural resources for generations to come,” says Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who announced the grant along with Sen. Carl Levin Tuesday.

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality will administer the $2,327,500 federal grant, which will be used to help identify and mitigate the effects of climate change on Great Lakes coastal wetlands, as well as improving rip current forecasting and notification systems.