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Authorities respond to armed robbery at Meijer

PLAINFIELD TWP. (WZZM) -- Kent County deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man they say robbed a woman with a BB gun at a Meijer store.

It happened around 7 o'clock Thursday night on Plainfield Avenue. Deputies say the man approached a woman in a bathroom and told her to give him her wallet. The BB gun looked like a real gun, so she handed it over.

With the help of witnesses, deputies eventually tracked the man to a nearby apartment complex where he was arrested. Many of the victim's belongings were recovered.

The suspect's name has not been released.

Patients concerned after med. marijuana businesses raided

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- There are new details about Wednesday's raid of three medical marijuana dispensaries in Kent County.

The Kent County Undersheriff tells WZZM 13 that state and county narcotics teams conducted several undercover operations and then seized marijuana and cash from the businesses in Plainfield Township.


Breakfast at the Boat & Canoe Club Saturday, November 14th

Breakfast at the Boat & Canoe Club Saturday, November 14th

It’s breakfast time again, Saturday, November 14th from 8 – 11am, at the Boat & Canoe Club in Grand Rapids, MI and what a great job the Women’s 356 Auxiliary does serving this up.

Menu for breakfast is: eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage links, bacon, pancakes, along with coffee, milk and juice. All this for just $8.00.

Come and support your local club.

Little Shop of Horrors at Greenville Performing Arts Center

Little Shop of Horrors at Greenville Performing Arts Center

Greenville High School will perform the play “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 19 – 21 at 7:30pm at the Greenville Performing Arts Center, located at 111 N. Hillcrest in Greenville, MI.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, grade K-12 and senior citizens, age 60 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the door, the UPS Store in Greenville, or on line at www.greenville.k12.mi.us Click on THE ARTS tab, scroll down to Event Tickets and follow the instructions.

Contact Cheryl Willard at the Greenville High School Box Office for additional information.  


Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive

The month of October is almost through but before it passes you have an opportunity to help struggling young families, diaper their little ones.

Drop off any size new diaper packages to any of the five participating YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids during regular business hours on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30 to help make a difference for those in need. 

Call: (616)632-1007 or visit: www.diaperdrivekent.org for more information.

Man faces armed robbery charges after hold-up

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The man who confessed to robbing two massage business employees last week has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery.

The robbery occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Panacea Massage on West River Drive. Police say two workers were leaving the business a man pulled a gun on them and demanded money. 

Deputies searched the area and caught an individual nearby, who confessed to the hold-up.


Deputies: Man robs workers outside massage business

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kent County deputies say they have the man who robbed workers at a Plainfield Township massage business.

It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday outside Panacea Massage on West River Drive, just east of U.S. 131.

Two workers were leaving the business when a man pulled a gun on them and demanded their money.

Deputies searching the area after the robbery caught someone nearby, and they say he confessed to the hold-up.

No one was injured.

The name of the suspect is not being released until his initial court appearance.