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Storage container surprise at Pere Marquette Park

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)-If you visited Pere Marquette Park recently, you may have wondered where there is a stack of storage containers on the beach.

Saturday, we finally got the answer. Wellspring Prep High School in Grand Rapids is organizing a volleyball game two stories up. The storage containers are being constructed into a two story volleyball court for Megan Haan, 15, who has been battling bone cancer. Organizers say she loves volleyball and a game overlooking Lake Michigan is the perfect surprise for her.

"To see her play volleyball and to se how she interacts with her team and fight so hard, is just so inspiring to all of us," explained promoter and organizer Rob Bliss. "Little does she know that her family, her friends, her classmates, the community that's helped make this for her is going to be there in support to give her the best day of volleyball ever."

Fire damages business for the second time

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM)-Muskegon Heights firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a second fire that damaged a business.

Crews were called to Pioneer Homecrafters on South Getty just before 10:30 p.m. Friday.

It's the second fire at the business in as many days. Thursday afternoon, smoke and flames forced employees out of the business. Witnesses say that fire started when an exhaust fan overheated.

Promoter plans 'make-good' for cancelled cage fighting

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - There was frustration nearly five months ago when a cage fighting event in Muskegon was shut down because of overcrowding.

That night, the promoter said he would put on a free show for everyone who missed the matches. Tonight, he says he will keep that promise.

There are signs around Muskegon that fight promoter Cody Colson is planning a big comeback after he sold too many tickets, leading to crowd issues and the abrupt end to the mixed martial arts event he organized in March.

"Everything is going to be legit," Colson told WZZM's Jon Mills Friday. "Set in stone, posters are out, tickets are out, everything is in the works...I am just making everything right...I could have handled it better, but I got off Facebook and disappeared for a month."

Colson says he's learned some valuable lessons and wants this event to square up with fighters and disappointed spectators.

Muskegon good Samaritan lured into home, attacked

MUSKEGON, Mich. UPDATE - (WZZM) - Douglas Fitzgibbon has been charged in the assault on a woman in Muskegon.

We'll have more details when they become available.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A man is in custody for attacking a good Samaritan. The Muskegon County Prosecutor says a man lured a woman into his Bourdon Street home by telling her his grandmother had fallen and needed help.

When the woman went inside, the man forced her into his basement, where he choked her with an electrical cord and punched her in the face. The victim eventually escaped and ran to a neighbor's house for help.

Police arrested the man at a different home a short time later.

This is the second good Samaritan attack in Muskegon in about a week. On July 23, a woman was stabbed in the arm while trying to help a man whose vehicle broke down. Both victims are recovering.

July 2012 Weather Stats for Muskegon Michigan

Muskegon (WZZM) -

July 2012 was a record-breaking month in many respects as temperatures were well-above average.  Rainfall was sparse during the first few weeks but beneficial rains arrived later in the month.

Temperatures in July averaged 77.6°F, 6.5°F above average and 2.4°F warmer than last year (75.2°F), making it the warmest July on record and the warmest month on record, breaking the previous record of 76.0°F set in 1955.  Twenty-eight days were warmer than usual, two were cooler and one was considered average.  The highest temperature occurred on July 6 with 99°F while the lowest temperature occurred on July 29 with 53°F.

Temperature records (previous record/year):

Fire damages Muskegon Heights business

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) - A lakeshore business is heavily damaged following a fire Thursday afternoon.

Employees reported smelling smoke around 3:45 p.m. at Pioneer Home Crafters, located at 2621 S. Getty in Muskegon Heights.

Employees tell WZZM 13 an exhaust fan that was being used to blow paint fumes out of the shop may have overheated and caught nearby mattresses on fire.

Firefighters from Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores are on the scene, working to extinguish flames in both the office and shop.

Police have closed Getty Street from Broadway to Sherman. No one was injured.

Muskegon High School's Theatre Program is going to New York City!

Muskegon High School's Theatre Program is going to New York City!

Visit http://www.muskegon.k12.mi.us/ for additional information.