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Take Back the Night March to Heritage Landing

Take Back the Night March to Heritage Landing

Muskegon, MI – In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Every Woman’s Place/Webster House Youth Services will host a Walk and Rally.
Wednesday, October 3 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm “Take Back the Night March to Heritage Landing” The march will begin at Counseling and Walk In offices of Every Woman’s Place in downtown Muskegon at175 W. Apple Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440 and continue to Heritage Landing where the rally will take place.    The presentation at Heritage Landing will include a speech from Wendi English.   Wendi is a domestic violence survivor who has spent the last twelve years as a client advocate. She recently completed her Master of Arts in Counseling and is currently teaching at Baker College in Muskegon. As a co-author of the book Wild Child, Waiting Mom, Wendi enjoys sharing her story and investing in the lives of others who are passionate about life.

Police impersonator recently released from prison

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A man, who detectives in Muskegon County say impersonated a police officer this weekend, was just released from prison last month.

Investigators say Dean Allen Dilts wore a baseball hat with "police" on the front to enter a home in Sullivan Township.

Dilts pulled a gun and and ordered the couple in the home to put on handcuffs, but one of them got away and Dilts left. He is wanted on charges of home invasion and felonious assault.

Detectives consider him armed and dangerous and say if you see him call 911. And if someone comes to your door claiming to be a police officer, know what to look for.

"We never do a warrant by ourselves. There'll be multiple officers, one if not more will be uniformed. If by chance it's a plain-clothed officer doing a warrant, there will be multiple identifications they will display, not just a badge," says Muskegon County Sheriff, Dean Roesler.

Consumers Energy begins installing smart meters

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Some love the idea, others hate it. This week, Consumers Energy is starting to install smart meters at homes in Muskegon County. On Monday, crews showed up at Bill Innis' house to install his new meter.

"I am just an advocate of technology and information. I believe that customers will do the right thing with that information for themselves and maybe for the environment." Innis says he'll use data provided by his smart meter to re-program his hot tub. "I could have it heating at non-peak time."

By December, 50,000 smart meters will be active in Muskegon County and northern Ottawa County. The units accurately track power consumption and send the information daily to Consumers Energy. Customers can then view the information online.

What's in a pre-schoolers lunch? Hummus & quinoa

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -It can be hard to get your kids to eat healthy, breaking the chicken nuggets and mac and cheese habit can seem overwhelming, but it can be done with a little help.

A West Michigan restaurant is changing the taste buds of some pre-schoolers and kindergartners and their doing it with a menu of hummus, sweet potato chips and chicken Caesar stuffed pitas.

Tucked a way in downtown Muskegon is a little restaurant called Mia & Grace.

"Every single item we create is made from scratch start to finish.", owner Jaime Paquin and her husband Jeremy started the restaurant about four years ago, based on farm fresh, organic food.

And they've made a commitment to making sure their customers are getting an eating experience that's full of natural flavor,"On an average day we serve anywhere from 60 to 125 people."

Turbine blades start to leave Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon Harbor is playing a role in construction of a wind farm near Ithaca, Michigan.

The wind turbine blades and towers that were delivered by ship last week to a downtown Muskegon dock were on the move again Monday morning by truck.

Six large trucks carrying blades and towers slowly weaved through the middle of town, then onto Apple Avenue. The 200-foot long trailers use remote control steering wheels to make some very difficult turns. More than 100-pieces will be delivered from Muskegon to the Beebe community wind farm between now and December.

The trucks drew downtown workers to line the streets and take pictures. More trucks will be leaving Muskegon each day this week.

Muskegon 36, Lowell 21

MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- Lowell Red Arrows (3-0) at Muskegon Big Reds (3-0) in the 13 On Your Sidelines Game of the Week.

Muskegon prevails and moves to 4-0 with an impressive non-conference run, 36-21.

Mona Shores picks up impressive win in Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN (WZZM) -- The Mona Shores Sailors are half way to a playoff spot after beating Grand Haven, 21-14.

Tyree Jackson found Chris Bradford to give Mona a 7-0 lead. Abe Westerman tied the score with a touchdown run of his own.

But Jackson struck again, finding Marquon Sargent for a 49-yard score, and the Sailors held off the Buccaneers.