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Similac recalls five million cans of formula

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)- Another recall is causing concern across the country, this time it involves infant formula. Abbott Laboratories is recalling 5 million cans of powdered Similac over concerns bug parts may have gotten mixed into it.

"We are wondering where do we go from here what do we do," said Carolyn Doyle, director of the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center in Holland.

The center provides assistance and training to new and expectant mothers in need hoping to discourage them from having abortions. That includes providing formula, much of which may now be included in this recall.

"We are sitting on a bunch, " said Doyle. We have four centers throughout West Michigan. Here in Holland, one if Grand Haven, Allendale and Allegan. Having talked to our director in Grand Haven, she is sitting on 26 cases of Similac.

Second shooting at Holland home in one week

HOLLAND (WZZM) - Police are investigating a second shooting at the same residence in one week, and they believe the incidents are gang-related.

The home is located in the 200 block of West 16th Street. Around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, police say someone fired a gun while standing near Washington Avenue. No one inside the home was hurt.

The suspect is described as a possible Hispanic or Caucasian male with a bald head and wearing dark clothing. According to witnesses, the suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and fired the shots.

A previous shooting took place at the home on September 16.

Anyone with information should Silent Observer at 1 (877) 88-SILENT.

HBPW Announces Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Ottawa County Health Facility


HOLLAND, MI -- The Holland Board of Public Works is partnering with the Ottawa County Health Department to hold a free pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Health Department facility, 12251 James Street, east of US 31 Highway.

“This Personal Pharmaceutical Collection gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, and at the same time reminds the community of the need to properly dispose of medications” said HBPW General Manager Loren Howard.

Medications being accepted include: prescriptions (as well as “controlled substances”); medicated ointments and lotions; over-the-counter medicines; inhalers; vitamins; and veterinary medications.

Open to all Ottawa County residents, no appointment is needed for Saturday’s drop-off.

Hundreds show up for Perrigo job fair in Holland

HOLLAND, Michigan (WZZM) - Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday to apply for job openings at Perrigo in Allegan County.

The Ottawa County office of Michigan Works! held a job fair and interviews for about 70 openings at Perrigo, the medical products maker. Hundreds of people lined up around the building for their chance to apply. At times the line wrapped around the building and down the sidewalk.

The job fair continues until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Michigan Works! office in Holland, at 121 Clover Street.

The openings are for a variety of positions ranging from manufacturing to clerical.


Ottawa Co. Michigan Works holding Perrigo job fair Tuesday

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)- Tuesday, Manpower will be at the Ottawa County Michigan Works accepting applications for jobs at Perrigo.

The Allegan drug manufacturer is looking to fill 70 open positions.

The jobs range from manufacturing to clerical work.

Manpower will be accepting applications from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and possess computer skills. Candidates should also bring a resume and dress for an interview.

Ottawa County Michigan Works is at 121 Clover Street in Holland, Michigan.

Myrella De La Rosa dies at 17

Myrella De La Rosa's laughter and quirky sense of humor was the glue her parents say kept the family together.

"She's definately a joker, has good comebacks. If you just met her she's extremely polite, she's so soft hearted always wants to help somebody," said parents Angelica and Todd Freeman.

Though much more quiet and focused on the basketball court, Myrella's coach noticed the same caring nature with her teamates.

"She didn't always have a lot to say amongst the group when we were off the court, but whenever she spoke it was always something of value," said Varsity Basketball Coach Amy Baltmanis.

Baltmanis said that she saw De La Rosa Friday in the hallway and seemed fine. Likewise students say De La Rosa attended Zeeland West's football game later that night, against Zeeland East, and appeared fine.  Angelica Freeman says she sent Myrella to bed after the game because she looked tired.

Nolan Spruit scores game-winner for Zeeland East

ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Zeeland East and Zeeland West met on the football field last Friday night in our "13 On Your Sidelines Game of the Week," with the Chix coming out on top.

Same result happened on the soccer pitch Monday night. Zeeland East's Nolan Spruit scored the game-winning goal as the Chix beat the Dux, 3-2, in a shootout.

The match was scoreless at halftime, but it didn't take Zeeland West very long to change that early in the second half. David Mora fed it ahead to Spencer Brower who tapped it into the net to give the Dux a 1-0 lead.

Back came Zeeland East. Nate Pole fed Brad Clevenger with a perfect pass in front and Clevenger beat the Dux keeper near post, tying the match at 1-1.

The match would go to overtime where the Dux went on top first. David Mora timed a midfield steal perfectly and walked in alone on the Chix keeper and scored, giving the Dux a 2-1 lead.