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Masked gunman robs Grand Rapids gas station

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)—Grand Rapids police are trying to track down a masked gunman who robbed a gas station late Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the BP at 1639 Leonard NW just after 11 p.m. Witnesses say a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a mask or bandanna flashed a handgun at a clerk and ran away with cash.

The man is described as six feet tall with a medium build. The Grand Rapids Major Case Team is trying to determine if the robbery may be linked to similar crimes in the area.

Celebrating Earth Week at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Celebrating Earth Week at the Grand Rapids Public Library

The Grand Rapids Public Library will hold a series of events celebrating Earth Week during the week of April 19-26, 2014. The events center around being a good steward of the earth, using locally produced goods, reuse of old items and more. All events are free and open to the public.

The week-long series kicks off with a Nature Photography Walk led by local photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to learn photography techniques while walking the Fred Meijer Trail at Millennium Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

G.R. Police search for 7/11 robber

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police are looking for the gunman who held up a convenience store on Grand Rapids West side.

It happened around three this morning at the seven-eleven on Fulton Street near Lane.

Officers say the man was dressed in black, and wore a mask over his face.

No one was injured.

West Catholic to adopt Pope John Paul II as patron Saint

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids West Catholic High is adopting Pope John Paul II as the school's patron saint. The school will host a special mass at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, in the gymnasium.

West Catholic Principal Cindy Kneibel and Billy Kasperlik stopped in to talk to Jennifer Pascua about Wednesday's festivities.

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

2014 Lenten Fish Fry Listings

(WZZM) - Find your 2014 Lenten Fish Fry here! If you have any questions or need some clarifications, be sure to call the locations ahead of time.

Click here to add your organization's Fish Fry. We'll update the list periodically.

Man with knife robs woman at ATM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police hope surveillance images will help identify a man who robbed a woman at a drive through ATM at knife point.

The man approached a woman in her car around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, while she was using an ATM at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 805 Leonard St. NW.

Police say the man used a large hunting knife and demanded money, which the victim refused. But she had already entered her PIN number into the machine.

The man withdrew $60 and tried to get into the car, but was unable because the doors were locked. The man then ran north on Alpine Avenue NW with another person.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, about 5'6'' tall and 140-145 lbs. He was wearing gloves, black pants and a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.

The victim says the man spoke with a Spanish accent.

A special Easter dessert - Strawberry Pie

A special Easter dessert - Strawberry Pie

I promised to publish a recipe a couple times a month on My Town but I think I overlooked it this past weekend, so here is a great suggestion for a pretty and delicious dessert for your Easter Dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.   Kal


  • 4 cups strawberries, washed & sliced
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 oz. strawberry gelatin
  • 9” baked pie crust

Wash berries and let dry on paper towels. Quarter or slice berries into a bowl.

Put the water, sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir continually over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Boil until the mixture is clear and thick, approx. 2 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat, add the gelatin and stir until it is dissolved.