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Forest Hills Northern outlasts Forest Hills Eastern


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Forest Hills Northern grabbed a 28-10 halftime lead and disposed of Forest Hills Eastern 48-32 Friday night.

The two teams combined for 42 points in the second half, as the Hawks rallied to cut the deficit to 28-26 in the third quarter.

The state-ranked Huskies remain perfect at 5-0.


Flight cancellations in G.R., Chicago after radar facility fire


GRAND RAPIDS (USA TODAY/WZZM) -- More than 1,600 flights were grounded nationwide Friday following a fire at an Illinois air traffic control facility, including dozens of flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

24 flights both in and out of the Ford Airport were canceled or delayed as of noon; most were departures and arrivals from Detroit Metro Airport and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

FLIGHT TRACKER: http://www.grr.org/RTFI.php

The disruption at the Federal Aviation Administration radar facility hit Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports the hardest, grounding virtually all flights at those airports for several hours.

New YMCA for Cascade underway


CASCADE, Mich. (WZZM) - We now know the name of the new YMCA coming to Cascade.

During a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, YMCA leaders announced it will be called the Mary Free Bed YMCA.

The new $30 million facility at the corner of Burton and Kraft is replacing the current Southeast Y in Grand Rapids Township.

The facility will be fully integrated to serve individuals with disabilities.

The new YMCA is expected to open in the fall of 2015.


South Christian holds off Forest Hills Eastern


BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Sailors beat the Hawks Friday, September 19 34-14.

South Christian plays September 26 at Grand Rapids Catholic Central.


Fans gather for GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you love comics or playing board games, GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention is the place to be this weekend.

The second annual gaming and comic book convention is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5700 E 28th Street SE.

The event hosted by Brian Letz and Marc Spector features tables full of games you can buy, play, and learn about.

Learn more about the event on its website at this link.


Forest Hills Central earns key win over Caledonia


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Forest Hills Central outscored Caledonia 10-6 in the final quarter and pulled away for a 31-19 win Friday night.

The Rangers bounced back from disappointing back-to-back losses against Grand Ledge and East Kentwood and handed the Fighting Scots their first loss.

Caledonia averaged 48 points in its first two wins, but FHC's defense was stout.


WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.