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Cupcakes with a twist: paleo and vegan cupcakes


Grand Rapids (WZZM) - We all love to have a sweet treat from time to time, maybe a chocolate cupcake with frosting. Let's face it, some of them have very little nutritional value.

So we're suggesting a substitution. How about trying a paleo or vegan cupcake in place of a regular one?

Karisa Batchik owns Luxurious Sweets in Grand Rapids. She talks about what goes in to both alternative types of cupcakes. Click on the video link to watch the segment. Click here to learn more about Luxurious Sweets.


Fire damages northeast G.R. fitness center


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Firefighters are looking into the cause of an early morning fire at a northeast Grand Rapids business.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday at CrossFit Luminary on Maryland Avenue near Oak Industrial Drive NE.

Firefighters say a passerby spotted the fire and called 911.

Crews they thick smoke was coming from the building when they arrived. They were able to put the fire out within 30 minutes.

Firefighters suspect the fire may have started in an office or storage area.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire.


Police shoot, kill pit bull during drug search of home


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids police officers shot and killed an aggressive pit bull while executing a search warrant at a home Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 5 p.m. at a home in the 900 block of Fourth Street NW.

Officers were executing a narcotics search warrant for a Kentwood police investigation when the dog charged officers.

Police shot the animal. No officers were hurt.


Inmate, 34, dies after medical episode in Kent County Jail


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Kent County Sheriff's Department says a 34-year-old inmate died Tuesday morning after suffering medical complications.

Guards discovered Jason Tappin suffering a medical emergency during a routine check around 5:30 a.m. He was transported to the hospital and later died.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday but a cause of death was inconclusive. Toxicology results are pending.

Tappin had been jailed since February 3 for manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance and a probation violation, authorities said. He was assigned to the Kent County Jail's work release center March 11.


Macatawa Bank Hosts Recycling Days April 21-25

 

HOLLAND, Mich., April 8, 2014 –Macatawa Bank is partnering with local West Michigan businesses, Rapid Shred & Comprenew to host a free event for the public to securely destroy documents and electronics. The event will take place during earth week, April 21-25.

Recycling Days will be held:

Monday, April 21: 4-6pm – Macatawa Bank, 41 North State St., Zeeland Tuesday, April 22: 4-6pm – Macatawa Bank, 1575 68th St., Grand Rapids Wednesday, April 23: 4-6pm – Macatawa Bank, 3177 Knapp St. NE, Grand Rapids Thursday, April 24: 4-6pm – Macatawa Bank, 12415 Riley St., Holland Friday, April 25: 4-6pm – Macatawa Bank, 3191 44th St., SW, Grandville

Along with the Rapid Shred Truck and Comprenew, Macatawa Bank’s famous Mac Snack Wagon will be at each location serving snacks and handing out water from another local partner, Boxed Water is Better. Recycle totes will go to the first 25 people at each location.

Grand Rapids Fusion begins play Saturday


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Another professional basketball team begins play this weekend in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Fusion -- part of the Independent Basketball Association -- will hold its first home game at 5 p.m. Saturday, hosting the Racine Storm.

The Fusion is a new team, joining the coast-to-coast IBA this year.

The game will be at City High-Middle School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE. Tickets start at $7, with floor tickets going for $20 and courtside seats for $30.

It could be the second pro team to make its home in Grand Rapids this year. Last Week, the Detroit Free Press reported a minor league basketball team is moving to Grand Rapids from Springfield, Massachusetts.


2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings


(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here! If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.



Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.