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Man escapes huge house fire

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A Coopersville man was able to escape a massive house fire overnight.

Several fire departments were called to the home on 68th Avenue.. around 1:00am. Crews believe it started in the garage and quickly spread to the home.

Because the home was in a rural area, several departments were called to bring in tankers for water because there are no fire hydrants nearby.

The person living in the home was sleeping when it started.

Touchback movie trailer released

Touchback movie trailer released

The official trailer has been released for the upcoming movie, Touchback. The movie features several scenes that were filmed in Coopersville.

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Coopersville?

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Coopersville?

Hey Coopersville!

WZZM13 wants to know what restaurant serves the best hamburger in your community. Please voice your opinion by completing the poll below. If your favorite isn’t on the list, choose other and enter it into the comment section below.

Then, the week of July 5th, we’ll have a poll on our WZZM13 Facebook page that consists of the top hamburger places from each of our 21 My Town communities.

Throughout the week of July 11th, our very own Lee Van Ameyde will visit each of the top five restaurants to sample their hamburgers for a segment that will air on WZZM13.

Finally, on Friday, July 15, we’ll reveal the restaurant that serves the best hamburger among our My Town communities.

Support your community by placing your vote below!


'Post the Most' to My Town and win tickets to the Muskegon Summer Celebration!

'Post the Most' to My Town and win tickets to the Muskegon Summer Celebration!

WZZM13 is proud to present our second 'Post the Most' contest ... post the most stories to our My Town community websites over the next five days and win a fabulous prize!

The Community Content Provider (CCP) who posts the most stories to My Town over the next week, wins a prize. It's that simple. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign up.

If you'd like to become a My Town CCP, just send your name and brief explanation of why you think you should be a CCP in an email to cmorse@wzzm13.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For more information on becoming a CCP visit www.wzzm13.com/mytown.

The contest starts on Monday, June 27, 2011. Winners will be selected based on the number of stories approved and published by the end of the day on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

There will be two winners:

Update: Police identify Newaygo murder victim

NEWAYGO, Mich. (WZZM)- A Newaygo man is in police custody following the murder of his neighbor. Residents say the two had been arguing some time over property lines.

It happened in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Fremont Street just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The victim is 51-year-old Mike Boynton.  

Police say the suspect said Boynton had assaulted him earlier in the week. Afraid he went back to the home and shot Boynton in the face while he was mowing the lawn.  

Detectives immediately arrested a 61-year-old Newaygo man at the scene. He's facing an open murder charge. The suspect's name is being withheld until he's formally charged with a crime on Monday in court.

Officers say the suspect was waiting for police to arrive. 

GVSU names turf building after Brian Kelly and family

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM) - Brian Kelly's legacy at Grand Valley State University will last beyond his two national football championships.

GVSU renamed its three-year old indoor turf facility the Kelly Family Sports Center at a dedication ceremony Saturday morning.

An overflow crowd of more than 400 family, friends and supporters of Laker athletics were on hand to welcome back Kelly, the current head coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Kelly, his wife Paqui and their three children unveiled a large family portrait that sits on the east end of the turf building along with a plaque celebrating Kelly's achievements at GVSU.

"My son was part of a couple championships and he really didn't understand it," Kelly said.  "He's walking around now and saying, 'Wow, this is a neat place."

Bands and Buds at the Coopersville Farm Museum

Bands and Buds at the Coopersville Farm Museum

The Coopersville Farm Museum will host "Bands and Buds" this Saturday, June 25th, starting at 7:00 pm. This is a reoccurring event that takes place on the last Saturday of every month.

If you would like to reserve time for your group to perform, contact Sarah Carmody at (616) 821-1992.

Visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org for additional information.