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Rapid bus driver pleads guilty to assault


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids bus driver Alicia Miller pleaded guilty to assault and battery for fighting with a teenager.

Fluellen will be charged in juvenile court for her part in the fight.

 


Free Meals for Military Personnel for Veteran's Day-2015

Free Meals for Military Personnel for Veteran's Day-2015

Brann’s is offering a free 6oz.  Sirloin and two sides on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th.

Bob Evans-Free Breakfast all day for Veteran’s and Active Military. Choose from 5 different plates.

Golden Coral-Appreciation for Veterans and Active Military: Dinner is free November 11th from 5 – 9pm.

Applebee’s will be serving 7 different free meals to Veterans and Active Military on Wednesday, November 11th.

Red Robin Restaurants will be offering a free Tavern Double Berger with Bottomless Steak Fries at all of its restaurants on November 11th. They will also be offering a 20% discount at participating restaurants from November 12 – December 31.

Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer and dessert from Monday, November 09, 2015 to Thursday, November 12. They have put together a special menu for both items.

"Pass the Gravy" food drive and concert


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hot bands, live music and all to help the hungry.

Gravy, from 105.3 Hot FM joined us in studio to talk about the "Pass the Gravy" food drive.

Patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food items with them to the event as this will serve as their admission ticket into the concert.


Performers include pop artist Daya, who will be performing her pop hit "Hide Away".

Also performing is pop duo Tryon and Grand Rapids very own The Outer Vibe.

It happens on Saturday, November 7th at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW in Grand Rapids.

Doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM.

"Creepy Crawlers" visit WZZM Studio on Halloween


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Halloween is the "spookiest" day of the year and if you're into creatures that "creep and crawl", Saturday's your chance to see them up close and personal.

Daniel Garvin from D & E reptiles joined us with some special friends.

If you'd like to meet these guys in person, you can visit Daniel at the Grand Rapids Reptile and Exotic Pet Expo.

Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive

The month of October is almost through but before it passes you have an opportunity to help struggling young families, diaper their little ones.

Drop off any size new diaper packages to any of the five participating YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids during regular business hours on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30 to help make a difference for those in need. 

Call: (616)632-1007 or visit: www.diaperdrivekent.org for more information.

Grand Rapids job fair to welcome veterans first


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Local veterans can get early access to a job fair tomorrow, featuring more than 1,300 jobs.

Veterans can arrive at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to start speaking with employers before the general public is welcomed a half-hour later. It runs until 11:30 a.m.

Representatives from the manufacturing, hospitality, health care, retail and telecommunications industries will be there.

The fair will be held at the Michigan Works! Westside Service Center, located at 215 Straight Ave. NW.


New Holland breaks ground for GR's 'Knickerbocker' pub


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- One of West Michigan's most popular breweries is moving forward with plans to build its new location in Grand Rapids.

Construction has officially begun on New Holland Brewing Company's new brewpub, distillery and restaurant. It's located at the corner of Bridge Street and Broadway Avenue, on Grand Rapids' West Side.

The brewery's main location is on 8th Street in downtown Holland.

It will include a gin and whiskey cocktail bar, private rental spaces, food to go, more than 25 taps and a retail store.

New Holland plans to hire 150 employees for the new location.