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McGraft Park Concert scheduled for this evening canceled

McGraft Park Concert scheduled for this evening canceled

The West Michigan Banjo Club, scheduled to play at McGraft Park at 7 p.m. this evening, has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Visit http://www.muskegon-mi.gov for additional information.

Roesler, Hilson win primary races

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Incumbent Sheriff Dean Roesler and first-time Prosecutor candidate D.J. Hilson have won their races in Tuesday's Democratic Primary.

With 100% or precincts reporting, Roesler had 50% of the vote in his race over challengers John Jurkas (43%) and Joel Dobis (8%).  There is no Republican on the November ballot.

D.J. Hilson received 45% of Tuesday's vote against challengers Marc Curtis (35%) and Stephen Corwin (19%).  No Republican is running in November.

Hilson is currently an assistant prosecutor for Muskegon County.  He will succeed Tony Tague, who has been Prosecutor for 20 years.


High school football: Muskegon in new conference

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) The Muskegon Big Reds haven't won a state football title since 2008. In fact, they haven't advanced past the third round of the playoffs in that stretch. That's not big news at most schools. But most schools can't claim to be the alltime winningest program in Michigan football history.

"I just want to be able to lead my team to a state championship this year," says senior center Quincy Crosby. "The key is being together. Playing together. Being one team, eleven as one. Be ready to do everything by all means. That's out motto, BAM. By all means."

60,000 expected at Unity Music Festival in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Thousands of Christian music fans will descend on the lakeshore this week for the annual Unity Music Festival.

The music starts Wednesday but on Tuesday volunteers were completing final set-up for the event.

Organizers say they expect around 60,000 visitors-- possibly more than attended Unity 2011 because Summer Celebration was canceled this year.

Gates open Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a free concert. The "Day Zero" concerts are a way Unity organizers can draw new fans to their festival.

Unity Performers include Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, and NEEDTOBREATHE.

Elevated volleyball court set up for teen battling cancer

MUSKEGON, Mich (WZZM) - Around 200 people gathered at Pere Marquette Beach Tuesday to compete in a friendly game of beach volleyball. The game attracted such a large group because it was two stories up in the air on top of 16 steel shipping containers.

The event was a surprise for Megan Haan, 15, a Grand Rapids area teen who is battling bone cancer. The event was a way her close friends from Wellspring Prep High School and her family could lift the teen's spirits.

Around 1 p.m. Megan and her family arrived at the beach to a loud cheer. The teen covered her face as the group rushed her parents' car to reveal the surprise.

"I was surprised, I had no idea at all", Hann said.

Muskegon man attends Redneck Fishing Tournament

BATH, Ill. (WZZM)- A Muskegon fisherman continues to promote public awareness about Asian carp and the threat they pose to the Great Lakes.

For the 7th year in a row, Tom Matych attended the Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, Illinois. He says this year, the tournament was bigger than ever. 159 boats brought in a new record of over 10,000 Asian carp.

The teams go out on the Illinois River and use nets to catch the jumping fish while they are in the air.

The story coming up tonight on WZZM 13 News at 6pm.



















Tonight is National Night Out

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Communities around the country are celebrating the 29th annual National Night Out Tuesday night.

The Salvation Army's Kroc Center is hosting a free event in conjunction with National Night Out.  The event is designed to strengthen police community relations will include fun family activities like sand castle building and a slip 'n slide.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with local police and firefighters on hand to talk to the public about crime prevention.

The City of Holland is throwing "A Going Away Party for Crime and Drugs" at Kollen Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  This is the first year they have held their event in conjunction with National Night Out.  Followed by parties in neighborhoods throughout the city from eight until 10.

There are several neighborhood parties scheduled in Muskegon for National Night Out.  They include: