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Friends: Victims, Holland homicide suspect involved in 'love triangle'


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Friends and family say the suspect in Monday night's double murder-suicide in Holland knew both his victims. Some are calling it a "love triangle."

It started at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Stratford Way. Mani Khounvongsa, 37, was with her boyfriend, 40-year-old Gilberto Andrade-Pena.

Bountavee Nerasin, 51, came to their apartment. Friends say he's Khounvongsa's ex-boyfriend, and suspect he's the father of her 7-year-old daughter.

"The female is the mother of three, the 7-year old was not at the residence at the time," said Capt. Jack Dykstra with the Holland Police Department.

Holland double homicide suspect dead


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- After a standoff with police, the suspect in a double murder in Holland is dead. It all began Monday night at an apartment complex on Stratford way.
 
Police say the suspect, 51 year-old Bounthavee Nerasin, knew and targeted his victims.  Then, hours after their deaths he took his own life.
 

Turning Pointe Ensemble performs annual Christmas story


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-- The Turning Pointe Ensemble is performing their 16th annual Christmas story production this year. The show will have 6 performance dates. The Ballet showcases the beauty of Christmas and it's message.

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Taste of My Town: The Biscuit


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Washington Square in the Tulip City is home sweet home to Rob and Tracy Gerow. And the customers who visit their restaurant, "The Biscuit" have become like family to them.

After spending time in different parts of the country, they settled in Holland seven years ago. And they've been cooking up brilliant breakfast and lunch dishes ever since.

The Biscuit features an eclectic menu with many different cultures represented. That much is clear by looking under the "Scrambles" section of their menu. The dishes come in southwestern/Tex Mex, Irish, Italian, Mediterranean and even South African styles.

The Gerows have also made a commitment to freshness. They say they don't want to consume preservatives or chemicals and their customers shouldn't have to either.

Parade of Lights held in Holland


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Lights filled the streets of Holland Tuesday night for the city's annual holiday parade.

The Parade of Lights featured grand marshals Lauren Stanton and Jennifer Pascua.

The event began at 6:30 p.m. at Eighth and Columbia. The parade marched along Eighth St. to the Eighth St. Market Place.

The lineup included more than 70 entries from nonprofits, marching bands, local businesses, and radio stations from across West Michigan.

Santa even greeted people young and old after the parade at the Eighth Street Market Place.

Plans for Holland Civic Center being redeveloped


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Major renovations are coming to the Holland Civic Center. Monday night project leaders held the first of a series of meetings.

The big concern about the plan is how it will affect the Farmers Market in Holland. An early design for the project would have reduced parking -- something many people were opposed to. That blueprint got scrapped and now the city wants public input on the $11 million project.

At Monday's meeting, leaders showed examples of what other cities have done with similar projects. They say they want recreation to stay strong at the civic center but not at the expense of parking.

Zeeland lights Christmas tree, holds parade


ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A big crowd turned out Monday night for Zeeland's annual Christmas parade.

Marching bands and other groups paraded down Main Avenue.

The festivities kicked off with Mayor Klynstra lighting the city's Christmas tree. Santa Claus himself even made an appearance for the parade finale.

Santa is also scheduled to appear in Holland Tuesday night for the annual Parade of Lights. WZZM 13's Jennifer Pascua and Lauren Stanton will serve as the grand marshals. That event starts at 7:30 p.m.