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Kentwood Teen sentenced to prison for killing a dog

KENTWOOD, Michigan (WZZM)- A 15-year old boy, who broke into a Kentwood home and killed the family's dog, is going to jail.

Jonathan Castelan pleaded guilty to adult charges last month.

Kentwood police say Castelan and another teen broke into a home on Jefferson Avenue in May.

Today a judge sentenced him to 2 1/2 to 4 years in prison for animal cruelty and 3-20 years for home invasion.

Court records show Castelan hit the miniature dachshund in the head with a hammer after it bit him. The homeowner, Abel Soto, came home in the middle of the break-in and used the same hammer to hold the teens captive in a bathroom, until police arrived.

Prosecutor Kevin Bramble said during a preliminary hearing that, "During the course of this home invasion, the dog was nipping at the defendant's heels, and the defendant chose, instead of putting the dog in a room, to bludgeon the dog with a hammer he possessed."

That’s a Strike Bowling League

From: http://ci.kentwood.mi.us

Come join Marissa and your fellow bowlers in our non-competitive league aimed at having a good time. You will be paired up on a team and scores will be tracked throughout the season. There will be a pizza party on the last night. Hope to see everyone there!!

Dates: 9/15 - 11/3
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Site: Eastbrook Lanes - 949-7650
3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
Cost: $ 22 Resident/$37 Non-Resident
Code: # 831031A

Caledonia @ East Kentwood

KENTWOOD, MI (WZZM) - The Fighting Scots of Caledonia traveled to East Kentwood for a rematch of last year's shootout, won by Caledonia.

The Falcons scored first.  Austin Bennet broke loose for a 60 yard touchdown.

Caledonia couldn't answer.

In the second quarter, East Kentwood quarterback Jason Dickey let loose to Braydon Miller for what turned out to be a 62 yard score.

Caledonia finally scored in the second half with a TJ Jones run to score. Then Losson Lucket tied the score at 14 on a keeper.

The Fighting Scots took a brief lead before Caledonia regained the lead with a running touchdown by Brandon Vandentorn.

The final, East Kentwood 24, Caledonia 20.


Metro Cruise expected to bring thousands to Grand Rapids area

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Car lovers from across the country are on their way to West Michigan as the 28th Street Metro Cruise returns for a sixth year.

The event attracts more than 300,000 visitors and 15,000 vehicles to Grandville, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grand Rapids, and Cascade Township.

On Thursday, organizers stopped by our studios to showcase just a couple of the classic cars that will take part in this year's Metro Cruise.  They say the two day event is good for the local economy and fun for everyone.

"I just absolutely love people and just watching those cars come in and the excitement that everyone has," says Denise Hughes. "Everybody has a car that they had, their first car they fell in love with or a car they wish they always had everyone can be a part of this."

What's Happening: August 27-29

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - You can take in some art or you can celebrate polish heritage. There's several events going on this weekend.

Party in the Parking Lot to Strike Out Cancer is Friday at Park Lanes Bowling Alley in Wyoming. The event goes from 3 - 10 p.m.

Friday is the 27th Van Andel Institute Community for a Cure event. There will be a model car display, bowling, and a drive-in movie. Proceeds benefits cancer research.

The Polish Festival is Saturday at Rosa Parks Circle. Participants can enjoy authentic food, music and beer. The event it's free.

15,000 cars are expected to be at the 28th Street Metro Cruise. Just head over to Woodland Mall, Rogers Plaza and other host sites along 28th Street from Grandville to Cascade. The cruise is Saturday and Sunday.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.

Fourth straight year the two schools meet on the gridiron

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Caledonia and East Kentwood may play in different conferences, but that doesn't change the fierce football rivalry that has grown between these two schools.

The M-6 highway separates the Fighting Scots from the Falcons and this border war has everything; and then some.

The rivalry began in 2007, but since then the two schools have opened each of the last two seasons against each other.  East Kentwood leads the overall series against Caledonia with a 2-1 record, so the Fighting Scots will look to even things up Friday night.

The game kicks off at East Kentwood's stadium at 7 p.m.  We'll have highlights on "HighSchoolSports.net Presents 13 on Your Sidelines."  Be sure to watch WZZM 13 Friday night at 11pm to see all the highlights.