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Dozing Hummer driver strikes Kent Co. deputy's cruiser


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- No one was seriously hurt was hurt when a Hummer SUV collided with a Kent County Sheriff's deputy cruiser Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at Lamoreaux Dr. and Stony Creek Ave. NW.

Authorities say the driver of the Hummer fell asleep at the wheel and struck the deputy's vehicle at a stop sign.

The deputy was taken to a hospital for a health evaluation as a precaution.

Meijer State Games officially open


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's a big weekend for sports in West Michigan. The sixth annual Meijer State Games kicked off its second and biggest weekend with an opening ceremony Friday at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The Meijer State Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. Forty-four different venues are hosting the games and 7,500 athletes will compete more than 40 different sports.

The games are expected to have an estimated $14.3 million economic impact in West Michigan. Hoteliers and restaurants will benefit from the large number of people traveling here from other parts of the state.

Registration is still open and members of the community are encouraged to support the games and athletes by attending the events.

Padres win again in Let's Go to Bat for Kids fundraiser


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Fifth Third Ballpark held the Let's Go to Bat for Kids fundraiser for Catholic Charities West Michigan tonight, and the Padres extended their decades-long winning streak with a 12-11 victory.

The game pits area priests, playing as the CCWM Padres, against TV, radio, and print personalities, playing as the Media Giants. The Media Giants have never won.

The event has been held for nearly three decades and supports the foster programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Missy and Tom Bozung joined the WZZM 13 News at 5 on Tuesday to talk about their experiences as foster parents. They have fostered about 15 kids in the last 15 years and say the experience has been very rewarding. See more of what they have to say in the video below.

Hundreds lose power in Comstock Park


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Consumers Energy has restored power to about 500 customers in West Michigan who lost it late Monday afternoon.

The outage was reported around 5 p.m., generally along West River Drive from I-96 up to the ramps for US-131.

Visit this link to see the Consumers Energy outage map.


One person trapped in Alpine & 4 Mile crash


WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person was trapped in their vehicle during a crash at Alpine Avenue and 4 Mile Road Friday afternoon. The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m.

The driver of a black car was trapped in a vehicle and was initially reported to be unresponsive, but was later alert and responsive.

The Walker Department of Public Safety responded to the scene as well as Life EMS. Firefighters had to cut the person out of the vehicle.

Nucraft expanding in Comstock Park


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- A furniture maker in Comstock Park broke ground on an expansion project this week.

Nucraft, on West River Drive, says it will add 47,000 square-feet to its manufacturing facility.

The expansion is expected to add another 40 jobs to a workforce of nearly 300.

Nucraft employees have designed and built custom office furniture for more than 70 years in West Michigan.


St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.