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Oakridge tops Whitehall, wins WMC outright

EGELSTON TWP. (WZZM) -- The Muskegon Oakridge Eagles are the outright champions of the West Michigan Conference following a 40-27 win over Whitehall.

The Vikings got out to a 15-0 lead before the Eagles rallied. Dan Shoop scored on a 93-yard touchdown run, helping Oakridge stay perfect on the year.

Steven Sika hit Devontae Vance for a 72 yard touchdown to open the scoring for Whitehall.

Chix stay perfect after dowining Mona Shores

ZEELAND (WZZM) -- Zeeland East gave up 41 points, and still won by two scores.

The Chix moved to 8-0 with a 55-41 win over Mona Shores. Josh Blaukamp field the Chix attack with two touchdown runs to wipe out an early 14-0 lead for the Sailors.

Zeeland East faces 8-0 Muskegon next week, with the O-K Black title at stake.

Couple surprised by timing of baby's birth

MUSKEGON, Mich (WZZM) --  The parents of a baby boy in Muskegon will never forget the numeric significance of their new son's birthday.

Josh and Kristen Mead gave birth Thursday morning to Oran Mead. He arrived four days early, making his birthday 10/11/12. On top of that, Oran was born just seven minutes shy of an even more unique string of consecutive numbers.

"The nurses were like 'do not push.' Then a doctor came running in and said 'push!' He was born at 8:02 a.m., seven minutes short of 8:09 10/11/12," says proud father, Josh Mead.

The Meads have close friends who had their child on 11/11/11.

 

 

 

 

 

Muskegon Heights asked to pay for old district

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich (WZZM) -- A proposal on the November ballot will ask voters in Muskegon Heights to renew an 18 mill non-homestead property tax, to help pay off the public school district's old debts.

The tax would be paid by commercial property owners and non-residents who own property, like rentals.

Even though the district no longer exists, the Muskegon Heights emergency financial manager, Donald Weatherspoon, says it still owes 300 creditors a total of $16 million.

"The list goes from the insurance provided to the office of retirement services down to the people who replace window panes in the district. I think the smallest [debt] I have seen is $17," says Weatherspoon.

If the operating millage is not renewed, the state treasury would seek court approval to add a special tax on all of the city's commercial and residential property owners.

Halloween 2012: 6pm to 8pm

Halloween 2012: 6pm to 8pm

From: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov

The City of Muskegon will set the date of October 31st, 2012 (Wednesday) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm; for those citizens who participate in the Halloween ritual of “treating” in the community.

Please be advised that the Muskegon Police Department will issue a “Nixle Advisory” message that outlines additional information, and safety tips.

Have a fun, enjoyable Halloween, Citizens & Police partner for a safe community!

Choir assistant sentenced to prison for CSC

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- The former choir accompanyist for Mona Shores High School will spend at least 29 months in state prison for inappropriately touching teenage boys.

A Muskegon County judge Tuesday sentenced Michael D'Oyly, 55, to up to 15 years in prison on each of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.  The sentences will run concurrently.

Last December, police began investigating allegations D'Oyly, a then-paraprofessional with the Mona Shores school district, had groped male students.

Prosecutors presented evidence of D'Oyly's contact with boys.  Eventually, at least four teenagers accused the Grand Haven man of groping them from their freshman to senior years in high school.

High winds blamed for Muskegon power outage

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - High winds are to blame for a power outage affecting hundreds of homes and businesses in Muskegon.

Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern says power went out just before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Power was restored at 3:45 p.m. Morgenstern says 1,364 customers were affected. A similar outage happened earlier in the morning.

The strong wind also made for big waves on Lake Michigan.