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3 arrested for GR church parking lot shooting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three people have been charged in connection to last week's shooting in the parking lot of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

Yancy Keymon Nash, 17, is charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and felony firearm. Dylan Micheal Egan Shearer, 17, and Dominic Antonio Sandoval, 19, are charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

All were arrested Friday following the Sept. 29 incident, in which a 21-year-old man was shot in the stomach. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

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.

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.

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.

New chapel at Cornerstone University now open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A brand new chapel is now open at Cornerstone University.

The first chapel service in the new building was held Monday morning to kick off the university's 75th anniversary. The anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year, with events each month including concerts, academic speakers and artists.

"75 years this university has been here in Grand Rapids, equipping students to influence their world for Christ," said Bob Sack with Cornerstone. "For 75 years the chapel aspect has been nomadic. Five-six different locations where students worshiped over the years, so to have this arrive for the 75th anniversary is very special."

Community and alumni can attend an open house and service at the new chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Cornerstone honors former university President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Cornerstone University faculty and staff are remembering former president and chancellor, Dr. W. Wilbert Welch. Dr. Welch passed away in July.

A community memorial service was held Monday morning in Christ Chapel on campus.

Welch started at the school with less than 150 students meeting in a church basement on Wealthy Street in 1959. During his years as president, he grew the small Bible institute into the accredited Christian liberal arts college that now serves nearly 3,000 students on the East Beltline campus. Dr. Welch served as president until 1983.

Artists Creating Together students learn the Art of Gardening

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Artists Creating Together is once again partnering with the Creston Neighborhood Association for its Art of Gardening course. But this year, it's a course of 14 weeks instead of four. In that time, people 16 and older with disabilities have focused on three elements: gardening, culinary arts and visual arts.

Through ACT's partnership with the Creston Neighborhood Association's Carrier Street Garden, students have the opportunity to watch their plants grow for an entire season, and also to get involved in the community. Working with teaching artist Brienna Gerard, students are planting tomatoes, basil, lettuce, kale, herbs and more, while also learning about each part of a plant and each element of a garden.