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Police: Woman abducted from Norton Shores gas station

UPDATE (WZZM) - Searchers are asking for your help by sharing a Facebook page they have created.  You can also print off posters from the page.

The page is https://www.facebook.com/FindJessicaHeeringa .

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Norton Shores Police are treating the disapperance of Jessica Heeringa, 25, as an abduction.

Heeringa disappeared from work at the Exxon Mobile gas station on Sternberg Road in Norton Shores Friday, sometime between 11p.m. and 11:15pm, according to police.

During a press conference Sunday, Police Chief Daniel Shaw announced they have a suspect.

Police interviewed four people who know her, but ruled them out. They now have one suspect but haven't released a sketch yet.

Lake Express ferry to begin season May 3

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Lake Express ferry's tenth season will begin next week.

The high-speed ferry, which connects Muskegon and Milwaukee, will have its first passenger crossing of 2013 on May 3.

Operators of the Lake Express say they are now taking reservations for the 2013 season on their website or via a toll-free number, (866) 914-1010.

The sailing season will run through October 27.

Petco Foundation provides wheels for animal rescue group

Petco Foundation provides wheels for animal rescue group

MUSKEGON, Mich. – An animal rescue group is getting help on wheels, thanks to a grant from the Petco Foundation, and a generous graphics business.

Pound Buddies Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will show off its new cargo van and thank donors during an April 27 adoption event at Petco. 

The van will allow Pound Buddies to transport homeless dogs and cats to fundraisers, adoption events, veterinary appointments and no-kill shelters throughout the state.  The graphics on the side of the van will also help promote the non-profit organization.  Miles Kieft who owns GOBOGRAPHIX in Muskegon donated the graphics.

The Adopt-A-Dog event runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, located at 5239 Harvey Street in Norton Shores.

17 charged in Muskegon HS lunch fight

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office has officially charged 17 high school students from Muskegon High School after a lunch room brawl in March.

The brawl happened on March 26th during freshman lunch.  Police used pepper spray to stop the fighting.

Two 17-year-old girls were charged as adults with misdemeanors. One was charge with resisting and obstructing police and fighting and the other with fighting.  15 others were charged as juveniles with various crimes including resisting and obstructing police, fighting, assault and battery, and disorderly conduct.

Students involved also are facing school discipline.

Video shows deputy did not choke man

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Muskegon County man is charged with making false claims against a sheriff's deputy.

Thomas Winters, 42, wanted the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department to pay his medical bills after he reported a deputy choked him. But dash-camera video shows the officer only grabbed Winter's jacket and that was to separate him from another man he was about to fight.

New high-definition cameras recently placed in sheriff's department cruisers captured the brief encounter.

"The video shows the officer was doing his job. It was a volatile situation and was nowhere near assaulting to this gentleman," Sheriff Dean Roesler told WZZM 13.

The charge of filing a false police report carries possible fines and up to 93 days in jail.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.