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Police identify man killed in mobile home fire


GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person is dead after a late-night fire in a Kent County mobile home.

It happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday on South Amber Drive SE in the Southwood Village Mobile Home Park, south of 60th Street.

Emergency crews were called to the area after a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the mobile home.

Joseph Feyen, 60, was pulled from the home and was given CPR by firefighters. Investigators say he was later pronounced dead.

The fire's cause is under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff Department and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal.


New board gaming store opens in Kentwood


KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- In this age of electronics and video games, board games are growing in popularity, too. West Michigan now has another store dedicated entirely to them.

Jeff Rietveld spent most of Monday putting up shelves to display the games on sale at his second board gaming store in West Michigan, which opened at 6 p.m.

The games Rietveld likes aren't your typical games like Sorry, Clue, or Monopoly.

"These are nothing like Monopoly," explains Rietveld. "Monopoly was a great game in the '30's when it came out. These games just take it that much more."

Godwin Hardware offers plumbing skills

Godwin Hardware offers plumbing skills

(WYOMING) - Godwin Hardware is offering you the chance to learn some basic plumbing skills.

Join us for our annual free hands-on plumbing clinic where licensed plumber Brian Vance teaches how to repair the most common plumbing problems. We'll have snacks and a drawing for great prizes!

Former teammate surprised at Michigan interim AD appointment


Kentwood, MI (WZZM) - What a surprise!

That's what a former teammate says about west Michigan businessman Jim Hackett becoming interim athletic director at the University of Michigan.

"I was very surprised," says Greg Denboer.

Denboer and former Steelcase chairman Jim Hackett were Wolverine football players in the 1970's.

Hackett didn't play much but Denboer was the tight end on several Big Ten championship teams.

Because of recent problems in the football program he suspected Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon would resign. But he says the appointment of Jim Hackett came out of the blue.

"I didn't know about Jim until I watched him on camera," he says.

Hackett has no experience as an athletic director, but he led Steelcase for 20 years until his retirement in 2013.

The All New “Retro” Shasta Airflyte Arrives at TerryTown RV Superstore

The All New “Retro” Shasta Airflyte Arrives at TerryTown RV Superstore

The introduction of an ordinary new travel trailer model, while a big deal to RV enthusiasts, usually wouldn’t be considered newsworthy. But then, the 2015 Shasta Airflyte “Reissue” is no ordinary new travel trailer. The Airflyte is a brand-new faithful reproduction of Shasta’s 1961 design, from the birch-paneled interior with lantern-style LED light fixture to the distinctive canned-ham exterior profile right down to the wide whitewall tires. TerryTown RV Superstore, located on Division Avenue south of 68th Street, is proud to announce the arrival of the first models and welcomes customers to travel back in time as they travel the country.

Visitors to TerryTown’s showroom can’t walk by the Airflyte without poking their heads in the door. The trailer has been the subject of considerable Facebook buzz.

Home Break-ins on South End of Grand Rapids

Home Break-ins on South End of Grand Rapids

Two homes in the same development were broken into on Friday, October 24, 2014; one in the 200 block of Loch Lomond SE and the other in the 3300 Chevy Chase SE area. The break-ins occurred between 10am and 1pm while the homes were unoccupied.

After damaging doors to gain entry, the intruders spilled contents from drawers and cabinets, leaving the homes in a mess but nothing was taken.

A silver Chrysler van with black trim on the sides was seen in the area about the time of the break-ins. The vehicle may also have an Illinois license plate.

Anyone who may have information in regard to these crimes is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s office at 616-632-6357.

Power is back on after a morning outage at East Kentwood High School.


KENTWOOD, Michigan (WZZM) - East Kentwood High School experienced a power outage this morning.

The Kentwood School District posted a Facebook message this morning, saying power was out as of 7:00 am at East Kentwood High School, the Freshman Campus, and Pinewood Middle School.

Here is the complete Facebook message:

Good morning: