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Former MAC site in G.R. could become Fresh Thyme Market

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The public Thursday has a chance to weigh in on plans to redevelop property on Burton Street into a shopping and residential district featuring a Fresh Thyme Market. The development by CWD Real Estate would occur on land formerly occupied by the Michigan Athletic Club or MAC.

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission tabled action on the plan last month to allow CWD to address concerns raised by residents and the Commission.

Developer Scott Wierda said Wednesday he has met all of the concerns raised by residents and the commission.

CWD says the market will provide "healthy food at healthy values." It would anchor the proposed 85,000 square foot mixed-used retail development.

The hearing starts at 1 p.m. at the commission office at 1120 Monroe Avenue NE.

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U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives

U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives


U.S. Census Bureau has

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Winter Jam Tour Spectacular Returns to VanAndel Arena January 4th

Winter Jam Tour Spectacular Returns to VanAndel Arena January 4th


Skillet Heads All-Star Lineup as the Annual Tour Celebrates 20 Years 

Home Break-ins on South End of Grand Rapids

Home Break-ins on South End of Grand Rapids

Two homes in the same development were broken into on Friday, October 24, 2014; one in the 200 block of Loch Lomond SE and the other in the 3300 Chevy Chase SE area. The break-ins occurred between 10am and 1pm while the homes were unoccupied.

After damaging doors to gain entry, the intruders spilled contents from drawers and cabinets, leaving the homes in a mess but nothing was taken.

A silver Chrysler van with black trim on the sides was seen in the area about the time of the break-ins. The vehicle may also have an Illinois license plate.

Anyone who may have information in regard to these crimes is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s office at 616-632-6357.

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Subway restaurant robbed Wednesday AM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Police are looking for the man who robbed a Subway restaurant Wednesday morning.

The crime happened at about 10:00am at the shop at 44th Street and Breton.

The suspect implied that he had a gun, but no weapon was seen.

U.S. Marshals arrest G.R. sex assault suspect

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A sex assault suspect is likely to be formally charged Wednesday, after being arrested Tuesday.

The man faces felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment, and assault with intent to rob while armed.

He's accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman the night of October 16, as she walked in the area of Euclid Ave. SE and Hall St. SE. Police say the suspect approached the woman from behind, grabbed her, and put what she believed to be a gun to her head. The attacker threatened to kill the woman and then took her to a secluded area, sexually assaulted her, demanded her money, and then fled.

The Grand Rapids Police Department and the Michigan State Police crime laboratory worked together on identifying the suspect. The Kent County Prosecutor's Office issued a warrant, and a U.S. Marshals task force arrested him.

GRPD investigating stabbing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have responded to a stabbing reported on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.

Around 6 p.m. Monday, a woman called police, reporting that her son had been stabbed on Neland Ave. SE south of Franklin. That's in the area of Franklin and Fuller. Investigators cordoned off two separate scenes near each other around the intersection of Neland and Worden.

Police said the victim is 28 or 29, was stabbed multiple times, and is in critical but stable condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. No suspect has been taken into custody at this point.