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Governor Rick Snyder holding Mobile Office Hours

Governor Rick Snyder holding Mobile Office Hours

News Release:

 

Governor Rick Snyder’s Mobile Office Hours

 

Monday, June 18th

 

Holland, MI

7am – 9am

Lemonjello

61 East 9th Street

 

Muskegon, MI

10am- 12pm

Ryke’s Bakery

 

Grand Rapids, MI

1pm – 3pm

City Hall – Conference Center

 

Ionia

4pm- 6pm

Bluewater Cafe

 

Governor Snyder’s staff will be on hand to discuss issues and will have information on the budget, ways to get more involved in state government, and the ongoing reinvention of Michigan.

 Please visit our website : reinventingmichigan.blogspot.com

 

Unity and Calvin Christian headed to girls soccer finals

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Sisters Hilary and Natalie Curry each scored for Calvin Christian as the Squires beat Western Michigan Christian to earn a state finals berth in the MHSAA Division 4 girls soccer tournament.

The Squires advance to face Clarkson Everest/Waterford Our Lady in the state championship, Saturday at Michigan State.

Unity Christian, meanwhile, advanced to its ninth-consecutive state championship game after shutting out Oakridge 2-0 in a Division 3 semifinal.

The Crusaders will face Flint Powers, who beat U-C in the state final last June to end Unity's run of six-straight state championships.

LifeNet technology is saving hearts

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - When it comes to a heart attack, there's only one way to increase your chances of surviving - getting the care you need as fast as possible.

Mercy Health Hospital in Muskegon is cutting response times by nearly in half using new technology called LifeNet.

Now Emergency Department physicians like Dr. Frank Duncan can send a heart attack patient's EKG directly to a cardiologist's smart phone and immediately get a diagnosis. "We determine this patient needs to go to the catherization lab, then we can push a button here and we can send it to the cardiologist."

Dr. Daniel West with West Shore Cardiology is impressed, not only with the quality, but with how fast LifeNet notifies him of a potential heart attack patient.

DeVoursney arraigned on reckless driving charges

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM)- A man badly injured in a crash last September was arraigned today on charges that he was a reckless driver. 

The crash happened on September 18th in the 1,100 blcok of Sternberg Rd. near U.S. 31. At the time, police said excessive speed likely caused the crash. This 2006 Ford GT sports car driven by Thomas DeVoursney left the road and hit a power pole. Police say the car then burst into flames.

Today a judge arraigned DeVoursney on charges on reckless driving causing serious impairment of bodily function. That's a five year felony.

Toxicology reports show DeVoursney had no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

Senior Transit threatened in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A service senior citizens say they rely on may soon be eliminated. The city is considering cutting Muskegon Senior Transit.

Tonight a group who wants to save it is heading to city hall.

Senior Dorothy Davidge says, "This is badly needed by the seniors."

The group has collected signatures and wants city leaders to find funding for Senior Transit.

Senior Dorothy Davidge says, "There are a lot of people in this building that use it and like it."

The service helps seniors get around town. One way rides cost $1.50.

Senior Phyllis Hallberg says, "Most everybody here would be willing to pay more."

The Best BBQ in Michigan is announced!

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - MLive Entertainment reporter John Gonzalez has announced his version of the best barbeque in Michigan.

Gonzalez spent last week on a mission to find the best BBQ in the state. Now he is sharing his opinion of the places with the best ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, or chicken.

Gonzalez and Michael Terry, president of the Great Lakes Barbecue Association, visited 27 barbeque joints, including five in West Michigan.  Gonzalez created a Top 10 list and named a "Rising Star."

Charges filed in fiery 2011 crash

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A lakeshore businessman has been charged in a fiery crash last September that left him and his passenger seriously injured.

Tom DeVoursney crashed his 2006 Ford GT sports car into a power pole on Sternberg Road in Norton Shores.  The car burst into flames.  DeVoursney's passenger, Dr. Anthony Wilson was also hurt.

DeVoursney is charged with one count of reckless driving causing serious injury.  Police determined that DeVoursney had no illegal substances in his body at the time of the crash.  Witnesses at the time said that the vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed.

The reckless driving charge is a five-year felony.  DeVoursney is currently free on bond.