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Peter Ross on chase: 'You could smell the gunpowder'

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- WZZM 13 reporter Peter Ross and photojournalist Tony Love went out to find the police chase of two bank robbery suspects, which ended with the deaths of the suspects and Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot.

Here is Peter's account:

Photojournalist Tony Love and I were headed west on I-96 when we saw a single police car go by very fast in the eastbound lane. We figured that might be the chase we were looking for, so we got off on the 8th Avenue exit, turned around and tried to follow that police car.

In my rear-view mirror I saw dozens of police cars racing at us.  We pulled over and stopped to try to get some video.  In the process, we saw a whole caravan of cars and the blue vehicle they were chasing zoom by.

Witnesses see police chase suspects through Coopersville

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The police chase of two Ravenna bank robbery suspects went through Coopersville, surprising people who saw the speeding vehicles pass through their community.

Two women inside the Shell station at Randall and East Street in Coopersville saw the caravan of police cars coming fast down the road, and went outside to see what was happening.

They say, first, the SUV carrying the bank robbery suspects came speeding past -- almost hitting a customer pulling into the gas station.

The suspects' vehicle then made a 90 degree turn on right turn on Randall with a line of police cars following close behind.

Halloween Party! - Bands and Buds

Halloween Party! - Bands and Buds

Saturday, October 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This month Bands and Buds falls on the weekend of Halloween, since many of us are to old to trick-or-treat I thought it'd be really fun to give B&B a Halloween theme, we can wear costumes and go all out:) [optional, but encouraged] [[there will be a prize for best costume!]]

Doors open at 6:30pm, starts at 7pm
$3 admission, refreshments included
Live music and Entertainment, if you're interested in showcasing your talent let me know:)

All talents welcome! Music, comedy, skits, poetry, dance, etc.

Contact Sarah Carmody:
--call/text (616)821-1442
--email sa.carm1184@yahoo.com
--facebook message

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

Pie Making class at the Coopersville Farm Museum

Pie Making class at the Coopersville Farm Museum

The Coopersville Farm Museum is holding a pie making class on Saturday, October 22 at 3:00 pm. Check out the flyer above and visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org/ for additional information.

West Catholic 35, Coopersville 14

COOPERSVILLE (WZZM) -- West Catholic Falcons (4-2) at Coopersville Broncos (3-3)

West Catholic taking the victory tonight with a 35-14 win over the Broncos.

Scarecrows on Main Street

Scarecrows on Main Street

Visit Coopersville during the month of October to see imaginatively decorated scarecrows lining Main Street in Historic Downtown Coopersville. Vote for your favorite Scarecrow with non-perishable food or personal hygiene items at the Coopersville Farm Museum.  Your donations will suppor local families in need via the Coopersville Cares Food Pantry.  Sponsored in part by the Coopersville Rotary Club.

Fulfill your Fall Family Fun with a ride aboard the "The Famous Pumpkin Train", learn more about agriculture at the Coopersville Farm Museum, local history at the Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum and pick up farm fresh locally grown produce at the Wednesday or Friday Farmers Markets!

Teen Read Week at the Coopersville Library

Teen Read Week at the Coopersville Library

Sunday, October 16 - October 23

Teens can join us all week long as we celebrate Teen Read Week 2011. We are featuring a movie for Teen Movie Night on October 18th from 6-8pm. We are also waiving up to $10 in fines for each teen that comes in with their library card or if you lost your card you can get a new one free!

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