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East Grand Rapids rolls over Union

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The East Grand Rapids Pioneers looked to remain unbeaten Friday, when they traveled to Houseman Field to take on the Union Red Hawks.

Early on East Grand Rapids had it going.  Ryan Elble hooked up with Deandre Grady on the quick slant.  He was in from 15 yards out.  Pioneers had their way.

Later Elble handed the ball to David Drummond.  He drove it forward, breaking several Union would-be tacklers. He got free at the 15 and kept his balance before diving in for the score.  That made it 35 - 0 East Grand Rapids.

In the end, Pioneers rolled union 51 - 8.

West Catholic 24 Comstock Park 12

COMSTOCK PARK (WZZM) -- The West Catholic Falcons looked to continue their dominance in the O-K Blue, as they took on the Comstock Park Panthers Friday.

In the 1st quarter there was a little confusion for the Falcons.  Lance Bewten-Dyke ran into his own man, fumbled the ball.  Comstock Park fell on it for the recovery but the turnover led to nothing.

Points were hard to come by in this game until just before the half.  Lance Bewten-Dyke with the q-b keeper for West Catholic took it right side for the score. 

West Catholic beat Comstock Park 24 - 12.

Job Fair underway at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- The Salvation Army is looking for people to fill more than 100 jobs at its new community center.  A job fair is being held at the Kroc Community Center on South Division Avenue.  They are looking for applicants to fill 120 part-time positions at the new facility opening next month.

"We have several positions available," says Major Marc Johnson of the Salvation Army, "...the ones we have today are things like front-desk help, rec aides, food service specialists, maintenance, those types of things."

For hours, hundreds of job seekers lined up outside the new Kroc Center with the hopes of landing a job.  "It would mean everything to me to get a job out here today," says job-seeker, Annette Vaught.  Another hopeful job-seeker, Dennis Schmaltz said, "You can't beg, borrow, or steal a job out here right now so I thought I'd give this place a chance."

Christian Slater, newest 'Playback' actor, loves Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The supernatural thriller "Playback" is shooting at locations around Grand Rapids, and one of the new members of the cast says he's loving the city.

Veteran actor Christian Slater joined the cast this week.  He plays a jaded police officer who may not be what he seems.

Slater has obviously not been with the production for long, but he is enjoying his time in West Michigan.

"I love it," Slater says. "It's beautiful.

"The hotel is gorgeous. We're right along the river. There are guys out there fly fishing. It's gorgeous. I love this type of place and being here. [People] are so friendly to the movie industry, so we couldn't be more grateful."

Slater will be in Grand Rapids for the rest of the week. Production of "Playback" is expected to wrap up at the end of September.

Some of the scenes for the movie were filmed at the WZZM 13 studios in Grand Rapids.

BREAKING NEWS: One person in critical condition following Grand Rapids shooting

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police say one person was shot in the head in an attack in southwest Grand Rapids.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the 600-block of Stolpe St. SW.

Investigators say two suspects drove south from the scene in a tan car.

Dispatchers say the victim suffered life-threatening injuries, and currently is in critical condition.

WZZM 13 has a crew at the scene, and we'll have more information online and on WZZM 13 News at 11 p.m.

Meijer helps Blessings in a Backpack program feed hungry children

KENT COUNTY (WZZM)- A program designed to fight childhood hunger, kicked off in Grand Rapids Monday.  Meijer is partnering with the non-profit organization "Blessings In A Backpack."  They started their multi-school bus tour at Aberdeen Elementary school.  The goal of the tour is to feed thousands of hungry children across the country. 

Northview downs Union

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Looking to build off an impressive win in Holland last week, Northview hosted Grand Rapids Union in a non-conference matchup Friday.

Northview took it to Union and won 35-0.