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DNA LifePrint Child Safety to make Muskegon stop Saturday

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- A unique program endorsed by the nation's leading child advocate, John Walsh, will make a stop in Muskegon.

Eric Magner from Betten Hyundai stopped by the Weekend Morning News to talk about The DNA LifePrint Child Safety Event which features a  free New Biometric Fingerprinting & DNA Identification Kit . Everyone is invited to attend from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Betten Hyundai located at 2477 South Henry Street, Muskegon, MI 49441.

Muskegon 45, Kenowa Hills 7

ALPINE TWP (WZZM) -- The Muskegon Big Reds (7-0) brought their undefeated record to Kenowa Hills Knights (4-3) Friday night.

And Muskegon remains undefeated, taking out the Knights 45-7.

Fruitport tops MCC in OT to stay perfect

MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- They needed overtime to do it, but the Fruitport Trojans kept their perfect record in tact with a 24-21 overtime win over Muskegon Catholic Central.

The Crusaders had a chance to win in regulation, but a chip shot field goal was blocked. A Trojan field goal in overtime was followed by an interception on the next Crusader possession.

Fruitport faces DeWitt in next week's regular season finale.

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.