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Woman arrested for stabbing man in G.R.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police say a woman is behind bars after stabbing a man on the northeast side of the city early Sunday morning.

It happened just after 12:30 on Caledonia Street between Taylor and Plainfield Avenues. A police lieutenant says the two were fighting when the woman stabbed the man in the chest. His injury is described as a "small puncture wound." He is expected to live.

The woman's name has not been released. The incident is still under investigation.

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Man dies in G.R. motorcycle crash

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police are investigating a motorcycle crash on the city's west side that left one man dead.

It happened just before 7 p.m. Thursday near Shawmut Boulevard and Wendover Road NW.

Witnesses tell police the 26-year-old motorcyclist was heading north on Shawmut at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed. The man later died at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

Officers are withholding the name of the motorcyclist until they have notified his name.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Special Services Unit at (616) 456-3771, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

Grand Rapids, MI Pulaski Days in full swing this coming Weekend

Grand Rapids, MI Pulaski Days in full swing this coming Weekend

Pulaski Days in Grand Rapids, MI will kick off on Thursday evening, October 1st for some of the Polish Halls. Officially, this event kicks off about Noon, Friday, October 2nd  and goes through Sunday, October 4th.

There will lots of Polish food and dancing. A bussing schedule is available also for people traveling from hall to hall. I am attaching a schedule for all the halls along with a map. All the halls are open to the public for the weekend.

Enjoy a Polish Weekend in Grand Rapids!

Initiatives That Could Help Prevent Elder Fraud

Initiatives That Could Help Prevent Elder Fraud

Senior Citizens and their families lose $3 Billion a year to con artists. What can we do to stop them?

This is a statement on the cover of the latest Consumer Reports magazine. In a recent study, about 1 in 20 seniors said they were financially abused. If a new disease struck that many older Americans the report noted, a public health crisis would likely be declared.

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Opinion: My take on Artprize so far this Year

Opinion: My take on Artprize so far this Year

My friend Pat & I went downtown for Artprize on opening day, Wednesday, September 23rd. Lots to see but we did not see anything that actually jumped out at us, like WOW! Have our expectations become too high because of all the awesome and unusual art displays we have seen in the past 6 years?

One picture did take us by surprise in the walkway from DeVos Place over to the Grand Plaza. It is a picture of a bridge, done in a brushed aluminum affect and it looks like you can actually step on it and cross over. So realistic that I actually got dizzy and a little on the nausea side, like it draws you in. Very unusual.

Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Unaddressed concussions can have a devastating effect on a child’s life. Many silent concussions that are not obvious go unreported, sometime with deadly results.

Whether the concussion comes from a head injury, fall, or the sudden impact of acceleration or deceleration force, it can occur without being immediately recognized and can lead to long-term complications.

Because of this, some businesses, in conjunction with Vision Help Concussion Project, are offering a free baseline concussion testing with the King-Devick Test during September. This test is a safe, fast and reliable method to detect a dysfunction in micro-eye movements associated with concussions. Appointments are limited so please call ahead.

The following businesses are participating:

Meijer Optical, 5531 28th St. SE – 616-575-6647

Pearle Vision, 4284 Plainfield NE – Sept 17th – 616-364-6228

Fowle Eyecare Associates, 120 Marcell Dr. NE – 616-866-0140

G.R. breaks ground on city's largest storm water project

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The largest storm water control project in Grand Rapids city history is underway.

Crews broke ground for the $1.2 million project at the entrance to Mary Waters Park Monday morning.

The city plans to install an underground storage facility to hold 720,000 gallons of storm water. The goal is to prevent flooding at the new Creston Plaza Apartments nearby on Clancy Avenue. It will also prevent contaminated runoff from entering the Grand River.