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Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

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Big Lake Brewing to distribute statewide


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Big Lake Brewing in Holland has signed a deal to distribute its beer statewide.

Our partner the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports the brewery has teamed up with Kalamazoo-based Imperial Beverage.

Initially, Big Lake will send cans and kegs of two of its beers into the state market, the Rye-Coe and the Darkstar.

Right now, the Holland company self-distributes five of its beers in Kent and Ottawa Counties.

Big Lake Brewing opened more than two years ago.


Holland crews respond to broken water main


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland's Board of Public Works estimates a broken water main will be fixed, and water service restored, Monday evening.

The BPW told WZZM 13 that around 15 customers were affected by the broken water main on South Shore Drive between Lugers and Goldenrod.

The cold, snowy weather and the low depth of the break have made repairs more time consuming than usual, the BPW said.

A neighbor in the area said the BPW has called affected customers to let them know restoration was expected by about 7 p.m.


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1 killed in Holland freeway crash


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man died in a head-on crash on I-196 in Holland Friday afternoon.

Just before 4:30, Holland Department of Public Safety officers were called to I-196 near milemarker 47.

When they arrived, they found a 2012 Ford Escape with heavy front-end damage in the median and a 1991 Freightliner semi truck in the ditch along the freeway's north side.

Investigators say the man who died, Prashamth Kumar Muchumarri, 41, from Grand Rapids, had been driving the Escape eastbound when his vehicle left the freeway, went into the median, and crossed into the westbound lanes -- hitting the semi head-on. The Escape's driver was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities aren't yet releasing his name, pending family notification.

The semi's driver, a 43-year-old Kalkaska man, was not hurt.

Student-run coffee shop opens at Zeeland school


ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some students in Ottawa County are getting a hands-on learning experience by opening up a coffee shop.

Re:Fuel is on the campus of the iCademy Global campus in Zeeland. The shop served its first customers this evening.

Parolee charged with Allegan garage assault


ALLEGAN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A parolee wanted for attacking a woman in her garage has been charged with several felonies stemming from the late September assault southeast of Holland.

Christopher Lee Allen, 29, was arrested by Allegan County Sheriff’s deputies while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in the woman’s Manlius Township neighborhood.

While being held on unrelated charges, investigators were able to connect him with the Sept. 29 assault.

Allen was arraigned last week in Allegan District Court on sexual assault charges and for breaking and entering. He’ll be back in court Jan. 21 for a probable cause hearing.