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Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

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Grandville crushes Grand Haven

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grandville's Brian Cappiello and Nolan Meekhof combined for more than 300 yards and five touchdowns in an impressive 53-18 win over Grand Haven Friday night.

The Bulldogs built a 30-12 lead at the half and evened their mark to 4-4 on the season.

Unity Christian beats Holland Christian

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Unity Christian beat Holland Christian 48-33.

Unity scored 21 points in the first quarter to give them a huge lead over the Maroons.

Prominent local businessman sentenced to prison for tax fraud

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A prominent West Michigan businessman and Davenport University benefactor who cheated on his income taxes was sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $882,000 in restitution.

Jeffrey Roger Richter, 48, was charged in May with filing a false tax return for under-reporting his income for several years. He also was accused of using company credit cards for personal expenses over a six-year period.

Richter held executive positions at John H. Dekker & Sons, Inc. in Wyoming and Hi-Tech Building Services, Inc. of Jenison, the largest provider of custodial services in Michigan.

Richter's financial shenanigans were spurred by "greed and stupidity,'' his attorney, Mark S. Pendery wrote in a sentencing memorandum.

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Student reports being approached by suspicious man

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are looking for a suspicious man who reportedly approached a Grandville Middle School student heading to school Wednesday morning.

The student was walking east on Choctaw near Mohave around 7:35 a.m., when the suspect got out of a vehicle and started jogging toward the boy. The student threw his backpack at the suspect before running to school and immediately reporting the incident.

The suspect fled, and a resident in the area recovered the boy's backpack. When police checked the surrounding area and elementary schools, they were unable to find the suspect or the suspect's vehicle.

Todd Wenzel Automotive acquires former Suburban Saturn Service Facility

Todd Wenzel Automotive acquires former Suburban Saturn Service Facility
Todd Wenzel announced today that they have purchased the 29th Street property where they will begin remodeling the 34,000 square foot building to house their Collision and Appearance Center; currently located at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC on 28th Street. The dealer group plans to also move their centralized Business Development Center or BDC to the second floor of the building. By relocating the current body shop to 2700 29th St., Todd Wenzel Buick GMC will be able to improve the dealership’s quality of customer service and increase work flow. “We have recognized for some time now that our Buick and GMC business is greatly expanding and the 28th St. facility is bursting at the seams,” Wenzel said, “This expansion will provide much needed relief and allow for additional mechanical service growth.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing iPad from store

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man accused of stealing from a store at Rivertown Crossings Mall Tuesday afternoon will likely be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

The Grandville Police Department says the suspect allegedly stole a store's iPad around 3 p.m. Police point out the device was store equipment and not for sale.

Around 4 p.m., officers found the suspect, who fled into a retention pond south of the mall.

An Ottawa County Sheriff's Office canine unit helped officers take him into custody.

The suspect was treated for an injury to his arm.

Officers say he'll be charged with larceny in a building, a four-year felony, and other possible charges, pending a prosecutor's review. The suspect's name has been withheld, pending arraignment.

Authorities say they recovered the stolen iPad.