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My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

My Town: Volunteers needed for Grand River cleanup on Sept. 21

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The annual Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup takes place Sept. 21.

Volunteers are encouraged to make a difference in their community by taking part in this clean-up effort focusing on sites in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Plainfield Township, Walker and Wyoming.

Registration takes place on Sept. 21 at Sixth Street Park located at 647 Monroe Ave. on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Newberry in downtown Grand Rapids. Arrivals after 9:15 a.m. may not be guaranteed a place on the bus. Buses leave at 9:35 a.m. sharp from the Sixth Street Park.

Call Becky Brown at (616) 451-3051, e-mail her at bbrown@wmeac.org or visit www.grandrivercleanup.com for more information.

Cedar Springs routs Belding

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Cedar Springs tallied 38 first-half points and coasted to a 46-7 victory over Belding.

Kaden Myers and Zach Wasmer scored two touchdowns each in the first half for the 3-0 Red Hawks.

Belding's Connor Barker broke up the shutout with a 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Northview High School students work to "Blackout" childhood cancer

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Doctors will diagnose more than 10,000 children in the United States with cancer this year alone. And, those numbers have been growing in recent years.

Today students and staff at Northview High School are doing their part to "Blackout" Pediatric cancer.

All week event supporters have been selling T-shirts with proceeds going to benefiting the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (PORT) at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

"This year we will donate the proceeds from the sales of t-shirts, wristbands and sunglasses to the "Dream Room" Project. Patients who must stay in the hospital for 3 or more months of treatment get a room makeover, so that their hospital room is more like a bedroom at home," said Julie Haveman, a teacher at the school.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance






GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

Northview School District makes safety a priority with high school renovations

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Students in Northview Public Schools started the new academic year a lot safer, thanks to some new security upgrades at the high school.

The $30 million in renovations include lower lockers, fewer walls and more glass, giving faculty and staff more visibility of the school grounds. The district also added an inner vestibule by which all visitors must enter before being allowed into the main building. The upgrades also more than 60 security cameras, each one providing a 360 degree view.

"We don't design schools like a jail; it is designed for passive supervision. From where I am standing now, you can see 300 feet down to the cafeteria and you can see all the way down over 800 lockers as well," said Matt Slagle, a senior design architect with TowerPinkster.

Suspicious jewelry store shopper arrested

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) Store owner Paul Medawar says something seemed suspicious about the 23 year old Grand Rapids man who came into Medawar Jewelers Thursday afternoon to look at Rolex watches.

I knew something is not right,
" says Medawar.

Because of their suspicions, the staff refused to remove any of the expensive watches from the jewelry case for the man to inspect.

We were not comfortable so we cannot take it out of the case,
explains Medawar.

Man charged following Plainfield Twp. break-in, stabbing

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids man faces assault, home invasion, and stalking charges following a break-in and stabbing late Tuesday night.

Kent County Sheriff's investigators say Noa Deih, 21, broke into a home on Vernor Avenue NE, near Plainfield Avenue and Northland Drive and attacked a man inside.

The victim suffered stab wounds to the neck and cuts to his stomach and hands. He was hospitalized but expected to recover.

Grand Rapids Police caught Deih at a home on Windsor Terrace SE, near Lake Drive and East Fulton Street. He was turned over to Kent County deputies.

Deih was charged Thursday with assault with intent to murder, first degree home invasion, aggravated stalking, and interfering with electronic communications. He is being held without bond at the Kent County Jail.