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Caledonia runs past Grand Rapids Christian

CALEDONIA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Caledonia used a solid running game to defeat Grand Rapids Christian 38-14 Friday night.

The Fighting Scots led 24-14 at the half and put the game out of reach with 14 fourth-quarter points.

Caledonia won a share of the OK White Conference title and closed with a 7-2 regular season.

The Eagles went 5-4 and will wait to learn their playoff fate Sunday night.

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GRPD: Bullet fired into home injures 1

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police responded to a reported shooting Friday evening that left a person injured.

The Grand Rapids Police Department tells WZZM 13 a bullet was fired into a home in the 2000 block of Palace Ave. SW, around 9 p.m.

One person in the home was struck in the leg.

WZZM 13 will share more details when we have them.

Squirrel makes its way into GRPD squad car

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Police Department recently found an unexpected occupant in the back of one of its squad cars.

The GRPD posted a photo on its Facebook page Thursday, showing a squirrel that made its way into the car in the Eastown neighborhood. Officers think the squirrel probably entered though the half-opened rear window.

The department says the squirrel was released.

My First Visit to the Blue Dog Tavern

My First Visit to the Blue Dog Tavern

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to visit the Blue Dog Tavern, formerly the Kopper Top Bar, for the first time. The tavern is located on the corner of Stocking & 4th St. NW in Grand Rapids, MI.

What a change from the former bar. I never knew there were windows on the side of the building but now those have been opened up to let the outside in. It is so wide open and inviting. The barback is especially neat; it looks like metal but I was told it is wood. Tables have receipts under glass from way back when, from years of 1936 on up, that the waitresses actually wrote out for customers orders. These were found when the new owner/owners started cleaning out the upper floor in the building.

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Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids Awarded AdvancED Accreditation

Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids, a “blended” tuition-free public high school for students in grades 9-12, has been awarded accreditation from the national accreditation commission, AdvancED. The accreditation report praised Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids for its ability to: effectively use technology to align student schedules based on needs; provide students with immediate feedback on assignments; and to operate the school in an efficient manner for student success.

“Receiving the AdvancED accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and the high quality of our school,” said Dan McMinn, Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids principal.

Man arrested after fleeing G.R. traffic stop

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police arrested a man who fled a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.

The man drove away from an officer who was trying to pull him over in the area of Hall and Division. Police didn't chase him at that point, but witnesses pointed officers in his direction. Officers say they found that the man smashed into at least one other vehicle and a pole at Griggs and Jefferson after fleeing.

After crashing, the man, who had a young child in the car with him, pulled the child out of the vehicle and ran. He left the child near Dickinson Elementary, where officers found the child safe.

Authorities found the man a few minutes later in the 500 block of Storrs. He was taken into custody, and police say he'll likely face a fleeing-and-eluding charge -- and possibly others.

No Bullying in Gov. Snyder's Campaign Ads

No Bullying in Gov. Snyder's Campaign Ads

I don't usually get too involved in politics but felt I had to point out the fact that Micigan's present Governor seems to be the only politician that can run a campaign on his merits not by slandering and bullying his oponent. To me, this shows he's a businessman moreso than a politician.

What he says is so true. Anyone who has been in the position Michigan was in a few years ago knows you cannot turn the State around overnight. It's kind of like people who have gained a lot of weight; the weight did not go on overnight so it's going to take time for the weight to drop off with a lot of work and determination.

I for one, admire the campaign Gov Snyder is running and feel he will do all the things he has promised but again, it won't happen overnight and not everyone will agree with his methods.

We can't have our cake and eat it too; there has to be trade-offs for us to get back to the great self-sustaining State of Michigan we used to be.