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Local Stations Bring Live Coverage Through the Night as Man’s Violent Rampage Rocks Grand Rapids

It was the deadliest shooting rampage ever to occur in Western Michigan. The havoc caused by Rodrick Dantzler on Thursday in Grand Rapids was so widespread that reporters had to specify that they were reporting live at just one of multiple crime scenes.

On Thursday afternoon, Dantzler, who has been described as having bipolar disorder, entered the homes of two former girlfriends, killing them both as well as others present in the houses at the time, including his own 12-year-old daughter. In all, Dantzler killed seven people in the span of a couple of hours and then led police on a car chase through Grand Rapids, eventually holing himself up in a house and taking three hostages.

WWMT, WXMI, WOOD, and WZZM all preempted their regularly scheduled programming on Thursday evening to bring live coverage of Dantzler’s rampage, which ended around 11:30 p.m. when the suspect shot himself.

Here’s a station-by-station breakdown of the local TV coverage… Read more

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On the Move, 7/1/11

Meteorologist Bryan Shaw joins Buffalo’s WIVB. Shaw previously worked for WOWK in Huntington, WV.

Reporter Crystal Haynes is leaving WTNH after four years to join Boston Fox O&O WFXT.

Investigative producer Dave Manoucheri has landed at Sacramento’s KCRA, a Hearst-owned NBC-affiliate, after spending ten years with the CBS Television Stations Group with KOVR and KCRA.

Reporter Chris Stanford joins WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Stanford previously worked for WQOW in Eau Claire, WI.

Jaime McCutcheon is the new 10 p.m. anchor at WHNS and NewsChannel 12 in the Greenville-New Bern-Washington market. Read more

WWMT Gets a New Evening Anchor Team

Starting today, Kalamazoo’s WWMT will have a new team anchoring the evening newscast: Andy Dominianni and Kate Tillotson.

Tillotson, who is currently WWMT’s morning anchor, has been filling in on the evening broadcast since Judy Markee retired in May. Tillotson has been with the CBS affiliate since 2006.

Dominianni was WWMT’s morning anchor from 1996-1999 before he left to be the morning anchor for WSYX in Columbus. The Kalamazoo College graduate will be returning home to Michigan.

“We are thrilled to have two anchors that really know West Michigan, and are extremely familiar with all the issues and challenges that people in our community care about,” Jim Lutton, WWMT vice president and general manager, said in a press release.