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Mona Shores employee pleads to CSC charges

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Mona Shores High School choir assistant entered a "no contest" plea Thursday to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2nd degree.

Mike D'Oyly faces 29 months to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in October.

Prosecutors say that D'Oyly had inappropriate contact with male choir students starting in 2008.  The plea means that the three victims and a long list of Mona Shores employees will not have to testify at a trial.  The plea also means that D'oyly will not face three lesser charges of CSC, 4th degree.

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UPDATE: Fruitport standoff ends peacefully

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - The stand-off between Muskegon County Sheriff's deputies and an armed gunman is over, according to the Muskegon Chronicle.

The standoff began around 7 p.m. at a house in the 5500 block of Pontaluna.

Officers were forced to back away from the house around 8 p.m. when the gunman fired several shots. Police also pushed back a WZZM 13 crew, telling them they were "in the line of fire."

The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department used an armored vehicle to get closer to the house. Emergency dispatchers also indicate that officers have made contact with the suspect via telephone.

The Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that the gunman surrendered around 10:45 p.m. and was taken to the hospital.

Hudsonville 14, Reeths-Puffer 6

MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- The Hudsonville Eagles, looking for a 2-0 start, visited the Muskegon Reeths-Puffer Rockets Thursday night.

And Hudsonville took the tough defensive battle with a 14-6 win.

Free Swing Dancing Lessons at the Lakeshore Museum Center on Sept 7

Free Swing Dancing Lessons at the Lakeshore Museum Center on Sept 7

Visit http://www.lakeshoremuseum.org for additional information.

School parade rallies Muskegon Heights

School parade rallies Muskegon Heights

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon Heights school district held a parade and rally Wednesday evening to bolster support for the district.

The district is still several hundred students short of its enrollment goals. Teachers and administrators wanted Wednesday's events to show what the charter schools have to offer.

Muskegon Heights leaders have held meeting with parents twice a week for more than a month to let families know about district changes.

Four schools will be open beginning September 4.

Click here for a direct link to the Muskegon Heights school district online enrollment form.

Caroline Lee Sculpture Exhibition Opens September 6

Caroline Lee Sculpture Exhibition Opens September 6

From: http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org

Continuing its 100th Year celebration, the Muskegon Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of works by sculptor Caroline Lee, a Chicago native who has worked in Paris since 1958 and maintains strong ties with West Michigan.Songs in Steel and Other Dreams features 24 sculptures dating from 1958 to the present, as well as a selection of 20 sketches and technical drawings to further illuminate Lee’s working methods. The exhibition includes an important machined aluminum sculpture, Projectile, gifted by the artist and now part of the Museum’s Centennial Collection. The exhibition opens with a public reception and a talk by the artist on Thursday, September 6. The exhibition will run through November 4, 2012.

Traffic stop ends with driver's suicide

Traffic stop ends with driver's suicide

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Haven Public Safety officers say a traffic stop involving a stolen pickup ended with the driver killing himself.

Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Haven officers spotted a pickup truck reported stolen the day before in Grand Haven Township.  They began following the truck, which merged onto U.S. 31 northbound from Grand Haven.

The officers initiated a traffic stop of the truck when it reached the Pontaluna Road exit in Norton Shores.  According to police, they knew the driver might be armed, so they took positions for what they described as a "high-risk traffic stop" -- meaning there was a possibility of a confrontation.

While the truck was stopped, the driver -- a 22-year-old Ottawa County man -- shot himself in the head.  He was dead when officers checked him.