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Woman arrested for theft of Griffin's prized puck

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM)- A Muskegon Heights woman is in custody for allegedly organizing a scheme to steal and auction off a Griffins player's prized puck.

Amy Lynn Jones, 31, is charged with conducting a criminal enterprise, breaking and entering a building and receiving and concealing stolen property.  Detectives believe she and other former employees of Evergreen Storage stole valuables from several storage units in the facility last year.  Among those items was a hockey puck owned by Griffins player Gustav Nyquist.  The puck was from the first goal he made while playing with the Detroit Red Wings.

Investigators believe the stolen items were sold at an unauthorized auction held by the suspects on October 3, 2012. Detectives recovered Nyquist's puck and returned it to him.

MCC enters new era with Steve Czerwon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) For 25 years, Muskegon Catholic Central has known only one head football coach. That changes in 2013.

Steve Czerwon, a former assistant and graduate of MCC, takes over as head coach of one of the most successful small school programs in the entire state. Czerwon replaces Mike Holmes, who won six state championships during his quarter-century as Crusader boss.

"Everyone around the Catholic program, to my face at least, has been pretty positive," says Czerwon, who also was an assistant for Dusty Fairfield at Ravenna. "I played quarterback here, I've been an assistant for nine years here, I teach here. There's been a nice plan in place that Mike has had here for the last 25 years. It's my job to keep executing that plan,"

How to avoid using unlicensed fishing charters

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources are charging three lakeshore men with operating unlicensed charter boats. The men didn't have insurance, required safety equipment, and investigators say their customers were in danger out on the water.

13 On Your Side explains what you should know before booking a charter fishing trip. Most charter fishing operators abide by several laws and requirements intended to protect customers.

"We want them to have a great time but we want them to be safe," explains Jon Blatt, president of the Muskegon Charter Boat Association. Blatt says he is disappointed to know three lakeshore men took paying customers on fishing trips while ignoring those laws. He says customers shouldn't be shy when asking any charter boat captain for a few things before leaving the dock.

Cilantro recalled for possible contamination

AURORA, Ill. (AP/WZZM) - Health officials are informing the public that an Ohio-based grower has voluntarily recalled 465 boxes of cilantro because of possible contamination.

The product was shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio earlier this month. Buurma Farms Inc. is recalling the cilantro because it could be contaminated with Listeria bacteria, an organism that can cause serious illness.

The cilantro was distributed through Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons in Michigan the week of Aug. 5 and could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product has a Buurma Farms twist-tie on it.

Muskegon Polish Falcon club robbed

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon Police are looking for the suspect who robbed the Polish Falcon Club Monday morning.

The incident happened just after 9:00am at the club in the 1000 block of W. Hackley Avenue.

Police say that the suspect fired a gun as he fled the scene on foot.  The victim, an employee of the club, was not injured.

The victim told police that the suspect is approximately 5'2" tall, slim to medium build, with shoulder length blond hair, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored ski mask.

A K-9 unit was called but was not able to track the suspect.

Anyone with information should call the Muskegon Police Department Tip Line at 231-846-8477 (TIPS) or Silent Observer at 231-722-7463.

Man charged in chase and shootout

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon-area man faces several charges for his part in a chase and shootout with police Friday.

Jeremy Honore is charged with possession of cocaine, assaulting a police officer, felony firearms and concealing a firearm after the chase in Muskegon Heights.

Honore was one of four people chased after being reported with a stolen vehicle.  A Muskegon Heights police officer shot once but missed Honore.

Honore is also being charged as being a habitual offender.

Read Muskegon Tailgate Party

 

Melissa Moore, Executive Director from Read Muskegon and adult learner, Aleisha Landingham talks about the importance of being literate and learning to read.

Rah!Rah! Read Muskegon Tailgate Party:

August 28th, 5:30-8:00pm, Hampton Green Farms, Fruitport.  Proceeds benefit the tutoring program.  Tickets available on our website or by calling our office.

 

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