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Las Vegas police arrest Floyd Mayweather Jr. in domestic case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell says the 33-year-old Mayweather was booked Friday at the Clark County jail on a grand larceny charge. He's being held on $3,000 bail.

Mayweather's lawyer, Richard Wright, says the charge stems from an allegation that Mayweather took an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.

Harris made a police complaint and sought a protection order Thursday from a Family Court judge.

She claims Mayweather hit her during a confrontation at her home in Las Vegas.

Wright denies Mayweather committed any crime.

Gunman found guilty in murder of Grand Rapids teenager

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Kent County jury found a man guilty in the November 2008 murder of a Grand Rapids teenager.

Michael Torres Zuniga, 19, was convicted of murder and felony murder charges on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Zuniga beat and shot 17-year-old Abelino Ramos.  The younger teenager's body was found in the driveway of a home on Shamrock St. SW. Police say it was a gang-related attack.

Another man, Jeremy Lopez, was convicted of felony murder last week for helping Zuniga in the attack.

Zuniga will be sentenced next month.

ArtPrize to offer shuttle service from several local Meijer stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(WZZM) - If you want to visit ArtPrize this year, but don't like searching for a parking place downtown, organizers have a new solution.

Tuesday ArtPrize, Meijer and the Rapid announced plans to offer six free parking sites at six area Meijer Stores and provide a shuttle into the city.

"Last year more than 200,000 people visited ArtPrize,:" said Rick Devos, ArtPrize founder, "This year, we are doing more to integrate public transportation with our shuttle service to help our visitors get the most out of ArtPrize."

After arriving in the three-square-mile ArtPrize district, guests will also have an opportunity to ride the ArtPrize shuttle throughout the five neighborhoods within the district and six exhibition centers.

More than 5,000 Consumers Energy customers in Grand Rapids area without power

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Strong winds are not only blamed for putting thousands of people in West Michigan in the dark -- they are also blamed for keeping them there.

Consumers Energy is reporting almost 28,000 customers in Michigan were without power as of 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Here is the county-by-county breakdown: Kent - 4,986; Allegan - 1,597; Ionia - 969; Newaygo - 914; Mecosta - 821; Montcalm - 448; Ottawa - 273; Muskegon - 175; Oceana - 136.

Consumers says continuing windy conditions are making it difficult for work crews to make repairs and restore service.  A company spokeswoman says there is not estimate on when most customers will have electrical service restored.

Many of the outages are due to downed trees and branches.  The whind broke branches off a tree in the 1000 block of Park St. SW, requiring a cleanup. WZZM 13 viewer Anita Miller also sent photos of a tree downed by the wind tuesday night in Lowell.

Fashion's night out Grand Rapids is on the horizon

From: http://www.fashionsnightoutgr.com/

For the second year in a row the world will be celebrating Fashion's Night Out together. It all started last year in New York when the United Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Vogue, NYC & Company, and the City of New York created FNO to help patrons understand the vast industry of fashion and how it helps our economy. Fashion is the largest industry in New York City. The industry employs 175,000 New Yorkers which creates $10 billion in total wages. None of these jobs exist if people don't shop. That is why it was time to make shopping fun again.

Fashion's Night Out Grand Rapids has been in the planning stage for months, but now the time is almost here. On September 10th retail stores around Grand Rapids will come together for the first time in support of one thing, “making shopping fun again”.

Fun and frugal things to do with kids this week!

There is a WHOLE lot going on this week in Grand Rapids!

Grand Rapids Public Schools says extended hours come at a cost

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Longer school days or a longer calendar year -- that's what Governor Jennifer Granholm wants for Michigan school children.

This week Gov. Granholm challenged state lawmakers to extend the school year, requiring districts to be in session for more than 180 days a year. The current requirement is at least 165 days.

"When you look at it compared to the international community, you look at those countries that are our so called competitors...they have significantly more instructional school days than we do," says John Helmholdt, spokesman for Grand Rapids Public Schools. "I think that is a reality check that is coming into view right now. The United States was number one at one, bar none, in public education. We have slipped, I haven't seen how far down that list, but it is something like 60. They are challenging the status quo and clearly the status quo is not good enough."