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Help bring 'WaterWalk' to theaters

Help bring 'WaterWalk' to theaters

From: http://www.muskegon.org

Summer home of silent movie star Buster Keaton, Muskegon has long been celebrated for its vibrant arts community. Waterwalk, the first family friendly feature film shot on location in our community showcases our outstanding acting community, shoreline, scenic rivers, urban neighborhoods and scenic byways.   Locally produced and shot on location across the 1,000 mile Marquette/Joliet Mississippi River discovery route from St. Ignace to St. Louis, this father son bonding film will open this spring throughout the midwest and at art houses, colleges and film festivals nationwide.

UPDATE: Son charged with stabbing mom

UPDATE AT 4:30 P.M. (WZZM) -- A Norton Shores man is facing a charge after police say he stabbed his mother in their home.

Dontell Coleman, 26, appeared in court Monday afternoon.  He is charged with assault with intent to murder.  Coleman is being held in the Muskegon County jail on a $25,000 bond.

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - A 26-year-old man is in jail for allegedly stabbing his mother multiple times.

The 45-year-old woman was found at her home in the 2600 block of Fairfield Road last Tuesday with five stab wounds to her chest and back.  She was taken to Hackley Hospital and is recovering.

The man was taken into custody at the corner of Fifth Street and Rotterdam Ave. in Muskegon Heights.  He is being charged with assault with intent to murder.  His name will be released when he is arraigned.

ADAC breaks ground on expansion

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A lakeshore auto supplier is breaking ground Monday morning on an expansion that will add 130 jobs.

ADAC Automotive is breaking ground on a new 70,000 square-foot plant at 1801 Keating Avenue in Muskegon.

The $4.7 million building project will be an investment in new, high-tech paint systems.

ADAC is a Grand Rapids-based Tier 1 automotive door-handle supplier.

Man killed while clearing snow

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Rescue crews tell WZZM 13 News that a man has died when the tractor he was operating to clear snow fell on him.

North Muskegon Fire, Police, and Muskegon Township Fire Departments are on the scene on Massachusetts Avenue near Bear Lake.

WZZM 13's Jon Mills reports that the man was clearing snow using a mid-sized lawn tractor with a snow thrower attachment when it flipped over a 15ft. embankment, taking him with it.  The man was trapped under the tractor and was pronounced dead at the scene.

We'll have more details when they become available.


Soup's On Along the Lakeshore dishes out for charity

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Nothing is better on a winter night than a hot bowl of soup, and that's what hundreds had in Norton Shores Thursday night.

The annual Soup's On Along the Lakeshore fundraiser helps Catholic Charities of West Michigan feed families in need through local food pantries. The 2012 edition was held Thursday at the Above & Beyond banquet center on Pontaluna Rd.

Bishop Walter Hurley of the Diocese of Grand Rapids was there, and WZZM 13 anchor Juliet Dragos had the honor of emceeing the event.

Last year's soup's on along the lakeshore raised $30,000.

Precinct workers get ready for primary

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- Michigan voters will weigh in on presidential politics Tuesday in the state's primary election. This week those who will work the polls in the city of Muskegon received training for the important event.

Muskegon City Clerk Ann Cummings says the training is needed so precinct workers can be familiar with this election, new procedures, and any changes to state election law. In Muskegon about 70 workers are needed at 15 precincts. The workers earn $8.50 per hour for their time and need to be at least
16-years old. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Muskegon County Clerk Nancy Waters says it takes detailed planning to comply with state election law. For instance Waters says each precinct must have a Democrat and a Republican.

Open House at Career Tech Center March 1

Open House at Career Tech Center March 1

The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC), 200 Harvey Street, will host its annual Spring Open House on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is All Hands on Tech!

Visitors will have the opportunity to view and participate in hands-on demonstrations for each of the 18 programs offered. This Open House also offers incoming sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students the opportunity to sign up for this year's Middle School Summer Fun classes.

This year's Summer Fun line-up includes auto body repair, auto service repair, commercial art, construction trades, culinary arts, electronics, graphic production, financial management, health, landscaping & greenhouse management, machine tool technologies, public safety, weird science and welding!