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Police: Man uncooperative after Grand Rapids stabbing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating a stabbing on the city's Southeast Side, but the victim isn't providing much insight, they say.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, was stabbed twice in the abdomen in an area near Union Avenue and Hall Street, Grand Rapids Police Lt. Matthew Ungrey confirmed. Police responded to the scene just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

The man was taken to Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man isn't being cooperative, and they aren't exactly sure where the stabbing occurred nor have they identified any suspects.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3337.

Cat's rescue from tree leads to several more rescues

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A cat rescued from a tree back in June has led to several more being rescued from a Grand Rapids neighborhood.

"We started to seeing a lot of stray cats walking around in the neighborhood," said Emily. Some of them were feral, while others were friendly and potentially adoptable. "We noticed a mom and nine kittens living down the street. The man was allowing them to live there, but he wasn't the owner."

Emily and her friend Kim Grant gathered up as many of the stray cats as they could find. They started a cat rescue, called the Fair Street Project.

"We worked out a partnership with Cascade Animal Hospital to oversee their adoption program. So, the cats are there, which is great," said Kim.

Downtown Market honored for Urban Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Downtown Market in Grand Rapids is celebrating a new honor. The market Thursday was presented with the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal.

The presentation took place inside the Downtown Market's greenhouse.

The award is given out every other year to urban places known for they quality design, along with social, economic and contextual contributions to the urban environment.

Arrested party-goers file complaint with GRPD

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Six of nine people arrested at a house party in Grand Rapids Saturday night have filed an official complaint with the Grand Rapids Police Department.  The group showed up at the police station on Monday morning to file a report with the internal affairs department. They say the GRPD used excessive force.

It happened in the 1900 block of Giddings Ave. SE just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to complaints from neighbors about loud music, a light show, and a large bonfire. When officers arrived, they say there were more than 100 people there. They say the resident refused to turn down the music or ask anyone in attendance to leave.

Pregnant woman describes devastating fire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids woman is thankful for several firefighters for saving her dog from a fire.

s a story WZZM 13 News first told you about Wednesday. Destaniey Watson, 26, says she's glad her dog, Bella, is okay. Now, she's trying to rebuild her life after the fire. She's nine months pregnant with her first child. The day of the fire, she was at a doctor's appointment.

"Someone called me and said my house was on fire," Destaniey said. "They were kicking-in the door."

GR firefighters rescue small dog; pictures shared hundreds of times

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Several Grand Rapids firefighters are being called heroes after they were photographed giving CPR to a small dog.

Jordan Roberts was walking by the fire with her children on Sigsbee Street. She says there appeared to be firefighters working on a small dog.

"I always teach my kids to be compassionate towards animals, so that was cool for them to see," she said.

The fire broke out in an upstairs apartment Tuesday afternoon. The resident was not there, but her small dog was laying by the door. According to the Grand Rapids Fire Department, the dog was barely breathing, so firefighters took him outside and started CPR.

One person shot during armed home invasion in G.R.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police are looking into a home invasion and shooting that injured a man early Monday morning.

It happened around 1 a.m. on Ottillia Street Southeast. That's near the corner of Burton Street and Kalamazoo Avenue. The homeowners say at least one person broke in and fired a shot after being confronted. The male victim was shot in the hand.

A preliminary investigation reveals that the victims were asleep at the time of the incident. The suspect(s) ran away before police arrived and have not been located.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.