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Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Suspect sought in Grand Rapids robbery


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are looking for the robber who held up a Grand Rapids grocery store at gunpoint over the weekend.

The Super Mercado Labendicion II, 957 Davis Ave. NW, was robbed shortly before 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Police described the suspect as a black man in his early to mid-20's, about 6', 170 lbs., with a goatee. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black and white shoes. He took cash and fled, running south down Davis.

A K9 track failed to find the robber.

The GRPD's Major Case Team is investigating. Anyone with information on the case should contact police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or www.silentobserver.org.


HFM’s Walkin’ on the Wild Side

HFM’s Walkin’ on the Wild Side

Put on your walking shoes for the first 5k walk in West Michigan for the Hemophilia Foundation! Be a participant in this event to help raise awareness & funds for HFM’s programs & services for those in Michigan with bleeding disorders.

Walkin’ on the West Side for Hemophilia takes place this Saturday, October 10 at Fifth Third Ballpark at 4500 West River Road in Grand Rapids. Check in is at 9:00am and the walk is at 10:00am

GRPD identifies man killed in motorcycle crash


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The 27-year-old man killed in a Grand Rapids motorcycle crash last week was from Mount Pleasant but had family ties to West Michigan, according to police.

The Grand Rapids Police Department on Monday identified Spencer Tracy Snyder as the man who died in the October 1 crash near Shawmut Blvd. and Wendover Rd. NW.

Authorities said it appears excessive speed was a factor in the crash. They're still investigating and want to speak with any witnesses who haven't yet come forward. People with information on the crash should contact the GRPD Special Services Unit at 616-456-3771 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or www.silentobserver.org.

Pedestrian dies from injuries after being hit by car in GR


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 53-year-old man has died after being hit by a car while crossing Front Avenue near 6th Street in Grand Rapids.

Police say Lorenzo Blair, from Wyoming, Mich., was crossing the street around 2 p.m. Friday when he was hit. Blair crossed in front of a southbound vehicle. The driver was not speeding and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Blair was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead two days later, on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information, please call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3771 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.


West Side Walk raises money for Gilda's Club


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- At least 100 people braved windy and cool weather on Saturday, for the inaugural West Side Walk for Gilda's Club.  The pledge walk highlighted the growing success of the west side community as well as what Gilda's Club has accomplished in Grand Rapids.

They also hosted a block party at their property on Bridge Street after the walk that started at Noon.  WZZM 13's Jennifer Pascua was the emcee for the festivities.

In addition to the first ever walk, Gilda's is teaming up once again the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bra Decorating Event.

That will take place between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. That is located at 1806 Bridge St. NW. Gilda's invites anyone living with or supporting someone with breast cancer to attend.

Shop accused of offering body art without license


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police and the Kent County Health Department have shut down a shop accused of offering body art without a license.

The shop in question is VIP2 at 456 Leonard St. NW, just west of US-131. In an announcement that only gave the address Thursday afternoon, the health department said its personnel and members of the Grand Rapids Police Department had earlier in the day brought a second cease-and-desist letter to the shop, in addition to putting a sign on the building making people aware. Additional legal action is pending, authorities said. VIP2 advertises clothing and accessories, not tattoo services, but the health department says it received a tip.