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Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

Comstock Park held off Allendale


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Comstock Park beat Allendale 23-0 on October 17.

Monterio Smith ran for 318 yards for Comstock Park.


Halloween Skary Skate at Walker Ice Arena

Halloween Skary Skate at Walker Ice Arena

Walker Ice Arena is hosting a Halloween Skary Skate on Friday, October 24th from 8 – 10 pm.

Treats, prizes, fun and a costume contest are on the venue for the evening. Come join in the fun.

Contact Sharon Johnson, Recreation Program Director for any additional information at 616-735-6286 x 15.

Man reunites with deputies who saved his life


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two Kent County deputies are being recognized for saving a man's life.

Craig Van Haften and his son stopped at the Pennzoil on Alpine Ave. for an oil change on September 19.

Craig says he reached over to pick something up in his car when he experienced an arrhythmia and his heart stopped beating. His son and employees at the station pushed the car out of the bay, and help soon arrived.

On Monday, Craig met the first responders for the first time.

"Looking at life different, you know," Craig says of his response to his ordeal. "Never thought it would happen to me. You know, it's like a dream to me. I'm working again, you know. It's like, 'Did it happen to me?'"

One of the deputies who helped Craig was right across the street when the call for help went out. His quick response is one reason Craig survived.

Halloween twist on summer fun at AJ's


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- When you think of fall activities -- mini golf isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

However, AJ's Family Fun Center in Comstock Park is putting a Halloween twist on a summer staple. Every weekend in October you can head out for Graveyard Golf.

They've decked out the course with Halloween decorations, and are serving cider and doughnuts. They'll hold trick-or-treating for kids in the final two weekends in October.

Visit http://www.ajsfamilyfun.com/ for more information.


West Catholic holds off Comstock Park


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- West Catholic, the top-ranked team in Division 5, remained unbeaten Friday after withstanding a scare from Comstock Park and wining 47-33.

Travis Russell threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 86 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Comstock Park's Pat Naughton rushed for 186 yards on 27 carries and scored four touchdowns. He also threw for 168 yards and a score.


Tanker rolls in Comstock Park


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Emergency crews have responded to a rolled tanker near the US-131 ramps at West River Drive.

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. Friday at West River Drive and Ball Park Drive. The driver, exiting the freeway, took the ramp too quickly.

Kent County dispatchers told WZZM 13 there were no injuries. The tanker was hauling liquid human waste, some of which spilled, but it isn't a hazmat situation.

Crews had to empty the rest of the tank before they could turn the truck upright. They managed to do that by about 5:30 p.m. and cleared the scene around 5:50 p.m.

While they worked, there were some lane closures, slowing down traffic in the area.

There is a high school football game at nearby Fifth Third Ballpark tonight, and authorities encouraged fans to avoid the freeway, take surface streets, and use the ballpark's south entrance.