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Free Heart Screenings for Student Athletes

(WZZM) - It's time to start thinking about back to school and that also means getting your child an exam for the upcoming sports season.

A lakeshore hospital is once again offering free student athlete heart screenings.

The initiative is in its second year, and Blair Moreau from Mercy Health in Muskegon talks about the importance of the screenings.

To watch the segment, click on the video link. To learn more about the heart screenings or to register your child to get one, click here.

The High School Student Athlete Heart Screening Program attempts to identify any pre-existing heart conditions.

The screenings take place at the Youngberg Auditorium on the Hackley Campus of Mercy Health. Each screening takes about 15 minutes.

Family shaken after shooting close call

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM)- One inch; that was the difference between life and death at a Muskegon Heights home Friday night.

Lakeshia Davis says around 11 p.m. Friday, nine bullets hit her home. One of those bullets went through the pillow her boyfriend was laying on.

"An inch over, and it would have got him, "says Davis.

Davis believes the shooters may have been targeting her 16-year-old son, who had troubles with neighborhood boys. Her three-year-old daughter was also nearly in the line of fire.

"They know my son had a little sister. He wasn't here so why are [they] shooting at the home?" Davis asked Saturday.

Many neighbors WZZM 13 spoke with were too scared to go on camera, but they say gun fire can be heard all the time. Davis also hesitated to do an interview, but wanted to demonstrate a new way of solving problems:

UPDATE: Man dies after being shot by police

UPDATE - Noon Friday (WZZM) - Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon tells WZZM 13 News that Christopher Burroughs has died.

Burroughs was wounded by police Thursday after waving a sword at police and refusing to drop it.

Norton Shores drive-in theatre still attracting crowds

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM)-In the 1950s, drive-in theatres were the most popular way to watch a movie.

But as time passed, their popularity fades. According to drivein.com, Michigan was once home to more than 130 drive-in theatres. Now only ten of them are still open, including The Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre in Norton Shores.

In the attached video, see how the theatre is still attracting visitors. 

The Getty 4 Drive-In Theatre is open seven nights a week. All movies begin at dusk. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children, except on Tuesday when all tickets cost $5.

Man charged for making dog and raccoon fight

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A Muskegon County man is in trouble for torturing a raccoon and sharing a video of the attack on Facebook.

On Tuesday, authorities charged David Pennell, 21, Egelston Township with felony animal torture.

Investigators say Pennell posted the video in May. It's still on his Facebook page.

Police say it shows Pennell knocking a raccoon from a tree, then encouraging a dog to attack the animal. When the dog started losing the fight, Pennell is accused of stomping on the raccoon's head.

The video was forwarded to a conservation officer who turned the case over to prosecutors.

STYX to perform at Frauenthal

STYX to perform at Frauenthal

Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM - STYX , one of America's greatest classic rock bands, will make their first-ever concert appearance on The Frauenthal Center stage.

Tickets on sale Friday May 18 at 11 AM.

$39.75,$49.75, $59.75, and $69.75. Limited VIP seating and Orchestra Pit seating $99.75

10 Ticket Limit Per Person.

Tickets availalbe through the Frauenthal Center Box Office 231-727-8001 or Star Tickets 800-585-3737. Frauenthal Box Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 AM - 5:30 PM. Box Office Closed Tuesdays.

Formed in a suburban Chicago basement in the early 1970s, STYX came to regional Midwest attention with their hit single "Lady", thanks to constant airplay on Chicage radio powerhouse WLS am.

MHSAA welcomes Muskegon Hts. charter school

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) Changes have come for  students in Muskegon Heights. The public school system is gone, replaced as a charter school. But high school student-athletes will still be able to compete for state championships in an agreement reached between the Michigan High School Activities Association and the new school's officials.

"The game is on," Mosaica Education president Gene Eidelman told Muskegon Heights parents Monday. "We're totally committed to having competitive sports and an excellent band and also much better academics than what's been here before."