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Jewelry store employee shoots at attempted robbers


GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A jewelry store employee fired a shot at three men who attempted to hold up a Grand Rapids Township jewelry store Friday morning.

The would-be holdup happened around 11:15 a.m. at Juhas and Sullivan Jewelry, located at 1100 East Paris SE. The store sells Rolex watches, which have been the target of recent heists at other local jewelers.

The masked men fled southbound on East Paris Avenue in a blue or gray Dodge Intrepid. The vehicle's license plate was traced to a home in southeast Grand Rapids. Officers stopped the suspected vehicle at Hall Street and Eastern Avenue SE and took two people into custody.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says no one was hurt in the shooting. Officers recovered a hammer at Juhas and Sullivan.

Airport police find loaded gun in passenger's carry-on


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- He says he was running late and forgot to take his loaded gun out of his carry-on.

James Osterhaven was arrested at Gerald R. Ford International Airport after authorities found the gun during security screening Monday. Airport police also confiscated the gun.

Osterhaven has since been released from jail but has not yet been arraigned.

An airport spokesperson says this is the first firearm recovered at the airport this year, after five were found in 2014.


Kalamazoo Public Schools Job Fair Date Set

Kalamazoo Public Schools Job Fair Date Set

Kalamazoo Public Schools is Hiring. They are looking for Elementary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, Special Ed Personnel and Support Staff.

The Job Fair for these positions is taking place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4 – 6pm at the W. Main Professional Development Center, located at 1627 W. Main in Kalamazoo, MI.

If you would like to pre-register and be considered for interviews on May 12th, please RSVP before May 1st at hivelynl@kalamazoo.k12.mi.us or visit the website at www.kalamazoopublicschools.com

Kentwood fire ruled as arson


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) A fire at an empty house in Kentwood Monday afternoon has been ruled as arson.

The Kentwood Fire Marshal tells WZZM that Kentwood Police are assisting in the investigation, but no suspects or motives have been determined. The house on Pennybrook near 60th Street has been empty since July.

The fire started around 4:00pm Monday and then re-ignited at about 9:30pm that night. The home is a complete loss.


Nevada man convicted of stealing W. Mich. motor homes


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A Nevada man was convicted in federal court for stealing motor homes from West Michigan.

Ronald Myers, 56, faces up to 35 years in prison for the conspiracy and theft of the motor homes. The thefts include three motor homes from Michigan: a Country Coach from Holland Bus and Motor Homes in March of 2012 and two from Midway RV Center of Kentwood in May 2012. He also stole two motor homes in Alabama, one in Missouri, one in North Carolina, and one in Florida.

He was also convicted of three counts of money laundering and used a series of aliases for false title documents, opening bank accounts and to forward mail. He faces another sixty years in prison for the money laundering convictions.

He will be sentenced in August.


The Eclipse Awards Announces 2015 Film and Video Nominees and the Hyperion Award Recipient

The Eclipse Awards Announces 2015 Film and Video Nominees and the Hyperion Award Recipient

News Release:

The 2015 Eclipse Awards, presented by

WKTV, the WMFVA and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts, today

announced its nominees and Hyperion Award recipient voted by jurors– a

diverse group of 20 industry leaders, including award-winning filmmakers,

producers, acclaimed actors, and entrepreneurs. The awards ceremony

to take place on May 7 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in the Cook

Auditorium at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at

www.theeclipseaward.com or by calling 616.261.5700.

Fire rekindles at vacant Kentwood house


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Crews responded twice to flames at a vacant Kentwood house on Monday.

They first responded to the home on Pennybrook Lane, near 60th St. and Kalamazoo Ave. around 4 p.m. They were called there again around 9:30 p.m.

No one was hurt, although a fire captain on the scene during the later response said the house is likely a total loss. Investigators said they're treating the fire as suspicious, because the home is vacant.