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Subway store robbed in Grand Rapids


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids police are looking for someone who robbed the Subway sandwich shop in the 300 block of Fuller Ave NE Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened about 8:15 a.m. Police tell WZZM 13 an unarmed man came into the store and demanded the cash from the register.

Police scanner traffic indicates the suspect took money and then left on foot, or possibly on a bicycle.

Police on scene are now going through surveillance footage to see if there are images of the lone suspect.

If you have any information, please call GRPD.


Woman injured after being hit by SUV


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A woman suffered minor injuries to her leg when she was hit by an SUV Saturday night. The accident happened at 8:50 at the intersection of Fulton and La Grave. Grand Rapids Police investigators say the woman was in the crosswalk when the accident happened.

The driver of the SUV ran from the scene after hitting the woman. A GRPD Officer that came across the accident chased him down and arrested the driver. He is facing multiple charges.

Investigators say they believe narcotics played a role in the crash.


Three organizations interested in downtown Grand Rapids building


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM ) -- Three organizations are interested in purchasing the building at 82 Ionia NW, on the corner of Ionia and Fountain. Kent County is currently in possession and has owned the building since its purchase in 2005.

Organizations interested include Ferris State University, Franklin Partners LLC and The Embassy Group Acquisitions , LLC. The building is currently occupied by Friend of the Court, Circuit Court Probation, the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and Community Housing and Development.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners will decide in the fall whether to sell the property or not.


GRCC names buildings in honor of faculty members


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Community College is recognizing the contributions of two pioneering faculty members by naming buildings in their honor.

President Dr. Steven C. Ender announced the new preschool would be named for Phyllis Fratzke and the music center, which is next to the new preschool site, will be renamed for Albert P. Smith.

"Both Professor Fratzke and Professor Smith are important figures in the 100-year history of Grand Rapids Community College," Ender said. "Our students still benefit from their foresight, and it is only fitting that we recognize them in a permanent way."

A groundbreaking was held Thursday for the new preschool. It will be named for Fratzke when it opens during the 2016-17 academic year.

BarFly Ventures looking to hire


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- BarFly Ventures has jobs to fill.

The Grand Rapids-based company held a job fair Tuesday and plans another Wednesday to hire security workers, bartenders, servers, and other restaurant positions.

The new hires would work at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, HopCat, Stella's Lounge, and McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon.

Barfly says it's not finished expanding yet.

"This isn't just a job anymore while you're looking for something else," said BarFly's Garry Boyd. "We've got opportunities that are going to be all over the country in the next couple of years for people who want to come on board, and get started in Grand Rapids, and get started with us and grow with us. It's a really great opportunity."

Woman, 51, hit by car while crossing G.R. street


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman is in the hospital Tuesday afternoon after stepping into a Grand Rapids street and being hit by a vehicle.

The 51-year-old was crossing Michigan St. NE at Lafayette around 1:30 p.m. when she was hit. GRPD Sgt. Terry Dixon tells WZZM 13 the vehicle had the right of way when the accident happened.

The woman was taken to Spectrum Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Hundreds gather to protest Planned Parenthood in G.R.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds of pro-life supporters gathered on Cherry Street in front of Planned Parenthood for a protest Saturday morning.

It was part of a planned nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood in 47 states and more than 300 cities.

According to our partner, USA TODAY, protesters gathered outside nearly 320 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country to call for cutting off the organization's federal funding and — eventually — shutting it down. The demonstrations come after videos purportedly showing Planned Parenthood staffers discussing the sale of fetal tissue for profit.