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Another Great Lakes ship looks for new home

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - The SS Keewatin's departure from West Michigan received plenty of attention this week. Now supporters of a larger and older ship docked on Muskegon Lake want to tug their vessel to a new home.

The SS Milwaukee Clipper has been docked at an industrial site on Muskegon Lake since 1997 and the volunteers restoring the ship ever since.

"We don't have a very visible location," said T.J. Parker, President S.S. Clipper Preservation. "It is hard to get to. It is hard to find."

UPDATE: Doctor describes rider's 'miraculous save'

UPDATE AT 6:02 P.M. (FDLReporter.com) -- One of three motorcyclists critically injured Thursday in Fond du Lac County was a "miraculous save" after he went into cardiac arrest inside a helicopter, a doctor said Friday.

Dr. Ray Georgen, director of trauma at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, said the crash involved 12 motorcyclists who get together annually for a ride. Motorcyclists from Michigan took a ferry across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee.

The motorcyclists were driving north on Highway 151 to the Upper Peninsula to go around Lake Michigan when they were hit head-on by a southbound car.

One of the victims went into cardiac arrest on the helicopter pad and needed multiple shocks to restart his heart. Georgen described it as "a miraculous save."

Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour returns to Muskegon this weekend

Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour returns to Muskegon this weekend

The most famed automotive tour in the world will make a one day stop on its 18th annual ultimate hot rodding journey to downtown Muskegon, MI on Sunday, June 3rd as Chevrolet Performance presents the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour.  
See the pages of Hot Rod Magazine come to life as thousands of performance vehicles from across the globe descend upon Muskegon for the Coker Tire Cruise Night of their annual 1,600 mile, 7-city, 7-day tour of America’s car-crazy towns with over one half billion dollars worth of chrome and automotive eye candy.  The Power Tour is the signature event of Hot Rod Magazine.  The event will focus a nationwide buzz in the automotive aftermarket industry on  Muskegon and will have a huge impact on the local economy.  

Open House at Student Built Home Tonight

Construction Trades students at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) are putting the finishing touches on this year’s home. The home, at 2534 Chestnut Trail in Muskegon, features three bedrooms, two baths, a designer kitchen, a great room with nine-foot ceilings, a full basement prepped for a third bath, and a two-stall garage. This is the fifth home the MACTC students have built in that subdivision.

The 1,775 square foot home, like four other MACTC student built homes in the subdivision, has been built to Energy Star standards. Features include low-flow plumbing, a high-efficiency heating/cooling system, and a basement made from insulated concrete forms that are more comfortable, quiet, and energy-efficient than traditional block or poured walls.

Muskegon murder suspect arrested in Wisconsin

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - A man wanted in a 2010 homicide in Muskegon has been arrested in Milwaukee.

Maurice Clemons, 27, was wanted for the murder of Brandon McPherson which happened on November 28, 2010 at the corner of Isabella and Ambrosia.  McPherson was 19 when he was shot and killed.

Clemons was picked up by Milwaukee Police on May 28th on a suspicious person complaint.  He is currently lodged in the Milwaukee County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Muskegon.

A task force made up of members of the Muskegon Police Department, Michigan State Police and the U.S. Marshals service had been working along with other local jurisdictions in Wisconsin to locate Clemons who was believed to be hiding out in the Milwaukee area.

Muskegon Downtown Memorial Day Parade

Muskegon Downtown Memorial Day Parade

As the airplanes flew over Downtown Muskegon, everyone looked to the skies in awe. Some cried, some smiled and some thought of their freedom and the ones fighting for us to retain it. I had a chance to take it all in and have photos to show for it. Check out the photos below:

For all the photos visit: http://www.mieveningout.com/downtown-muskegon-memorial-day-parade/


Soldier with Muskegon ties killed

(The Salinas Californian/WZZM) - A U.S. soldier from Salinas, California with ties to West Michigan lost his life in defense of his country Saturday, two days before Memorial Day, according to the Defense Department.

Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 21, died from wounds suffered in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

A Defense Department spokesman said Hernandez and an undetermined number of other U.S. soldiers were patrolling during the attack. Information on whether other soldiers were killed or injured was not immediately available.

The spokesman said Hernandez was likely on foot when attacked. No other details were provided.

Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue said he learned of Hernandez's death while attending Sunday's Memorial Day service at the Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Park. The news spread quickly moments after the ceremony.