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Lightfast coffee shop opens in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A new coffee shop in Grand Rapids is celebrating its first day in business.

Lightfast Coffee Bar + Art Collective served its first customers Monday. In addition to serving coffee, the shop hosts work from a different local artist each month. There'll be an opening party for each new show.

Lightfast is on Fulton near Diamond. Its open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Retro Trend Hits the Camper, Travel and RV Show in GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It may still be cold outside but it is never too early to start planning for the spring, summer and fall camping season in West Michigan.

The annual Camper, Travel and RV Show at DeVos Place this weekend offers promises of warmer days ahead. A dozen West Michigan RV dealers representing more than 100 RV lines are part of the show.

A newer trend you'll see at this year's show are vintage, retro and 1950's style campers.  Many models boast the "old school" look inside and out.  Some with retro style booth seating inside, vintage looking kitchenette countertops and old fashioned-looking exterior showers.

And there is so much more to see at the show! Tickets for adults are $10, children (6-14) are $4 and children five and under are free.

Startup Weekend in GR a frenzy for entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- For hopeful entrepreneurs, it's a 54-hour frenzy.

Emerge West Michigan's Startup Weekend is happening right now in Grand Rapids.

It started Friday night at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Participants first pitch an idea for a startup. They only have until Sunday night to build a team and create a presentation they'll give to a panel of judges.

Pop Scholars Improv Show at Wealthy Theatre

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you want to get in a good laugh this weekend, there's a show going on Friday night that should do the trick.

Pop Scholars is a four-man, Grand Rapids based, fast-paced improv team. They've been doing improvisational comedy for over five years in Grand Rapids, but have performed all over Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and most notably, Chicago's iO (formerly Improv Olympic).

They perform public shows at Wealthy Theatre monthly and have been involved in Grand Rapids' comedy festival, Laughfest, each year as well.

The show is on Friday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids.

FOUND: Boy, 14, reported missing in Grand Rapids

Update from Grand Rapids police at 11 a.m.: Benjamin Edwards has been located and is in good health. Thank you for your assistance.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are asking for your help to find Benjamin Daniel Edwards.

Benjamin, 14, is 5’11" and weighs 150 lbs. and is considered missing and endangered by the Grand Rapids Police Department.

He was last seen wearing a dark brown knit hat, coyote tan Carhart style jacket, tan khaki pants and boots.

Benjamin was reported missing Thursday around 7 a.m. from the area of Luten Ave SE and Lake Dr. SE.

Grand Rapids officers plan to begin patrolling on horseback

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Police in Grand Rapids plan to begin patrolling on horseback.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is partnering with the Kent County Sheriff's Department for some city officers to work with the mounted unit.

The police department notes there are several benefits of having officers on horses, including offering a better vantage point, controlling crowds and interacting positively with the public.

Officers involved in the effort will participate in training sessions.

Police Chief David Rahinsky says there's no new cost to the city. The sheriff's department has several horses in its mounted unit.

Bus beating brings ex-Rapid driver community service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Rapid Bus driver convicted of assaulting a teen passenger during an afternoon run last April was sentenced Tuesday to community service.

Alicia Miller, 54, was sentenced in Grand Rapids District Court today for assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

Judge Jennifer Faber ordered her to perform 56 hours of community service and pay $575 in fines and court costs.

The charge stems from an April 30, 2015, verbal confrontation on Tremont Boulevard NW with a teenage passenger that turned physical.