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Man shot in chest in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 33 year old man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest in Kalamazoo.

The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday in the 800-block of Woodbury Avenue, just off Westnedge.
Police responding to a report of multiple gun shots say they found the man with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was taken to Bronson Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Detectives are currently investigating the case.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.




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Last chance to get rid of fall yard waste in GR


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you live in the city of Grand Rapids and have leftover yard waste to get rid of, Saturday is your last chance.

Yard waste collection ended Friday morning, but the free drop off site will stay open until Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

It's located on Butterworth Street Southwest between O'Brien Road and Maynard Avenue.

For more information, visit the City of Grand Rapids' website.


Flames damage Grand Rapids Township home


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators are expected to return to the scene of an overnight house fire that badly damaged a home's roof, and other parts of the building as well.

It happened around 10 p.m. Thursday off of Hoag Avenue, between 3 and 4 Mile Roads. That's just east of Grand Rapids. The homeowner called 9-1-1 after noticing smoke, but by the time firefighters showed up, flames were shooting from the building.

Investigators believe the flames began near the garage, where a bulk of the fire came from. There were no hydrants in the area, but there was plenty of mutual aid trucking water in. Firefighters say the bigger problem was Thursday night's heavy winds.

Everyone made it out of the home safely.

Kent Co. deputies find missing G.R. man


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police say a missing Grand Rapids man with dementia has been found and is being evaluated by doctors.

Richard Bertrand Ott, 76, was last seen around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when he left his northeast Grand Rapids home, according to a police news release.

Kent County deputies found Ott and his car on Broadmoor Ave. SE near Patterson Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say Ott was taken to an area hospital for a check because he had been without medication for diabetes.


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Pearl Harbor veteran: 'We could hear the bombings'


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It has been 74 years since the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

On Monday, veterans gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 2,400 Americans killed on Dec. 7th, 1941, in Hawaii.

In a small chapel at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Bill Campbell speaks to a group of veterans.

"Many of you will probably remember the phrase, 'Remember Pearl Harbor,'" Campbell said. "And that was because it was one of the biggest things to happen to our country to that point."

Campbell worries that Americans are forgetting the day.

"That is why I mention over and over again remember to remember Pearl Harbor ..." he added.

At least three people with ties to Kent County died in the attacks. This includes a pair of brothers who were misidentified.

Ugly Sweater Run Returns

Ugly Sweater Run Returns

For the fifth year, celebrate the upcoming holidays by joining thousands of others in the national merriest walk/run in your ugliest festive sweater.

Don’t miss out on a merry good time at Calder Plaza located at 250 Monroe Avenue NW #50 on Saturday, December 5 at 12pm/noon. Register today for this roughly 3.1 mile trek through the city streets & scenic parks with holiday themed stations at every mile.

Register at www.theuglysweaterrun.com & for more details.

Creston Brewery slated for spring 2016 opening


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The old DeKorne Furniture showroom, built in the 1920s, will soon be the home to a new brewery.

Our partner the Grand rapids Business Journal reports construction on Creston Brewery starts in December.

The building's on Plainfield Avenue near Quimby Street.

The plan includes a 20-barrel brew system, taproom, restaurant, and entertainment venue.

The owners say it should be ready next spring or as they said, "by the time the snow melts."