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From: http://www.grandville.k12.mi.us

Each spring, hundreds of our high school students participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) testing program. These students challenge themselves by taking rigorous college level courses and exams while still in high school. Based on the student's scores, most public and private colleges grant credit for the exams, which could save considerable money in tuition costs. Students who score a three or above on a five point scale earn potential college credit for the course depending upon the university they eventually attend.

Grandville High school currently offers 12 AP courses for our students. "We continue to be pleased with the number of students taking advantage of this rigorous curriculum," said Assistant Principal Brad Lusk.

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Grandville parents could be fined for underage parties

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- Parents in Grandville could face fines if children are caught drinking at home.

The City Council passed an ordinance Monday night that basically says if an adult knows about a party on their property involving underage children with alcohol or drugs they have to stop it.  If they don't they could face fines.

Grandville City Manager Ken Krombeen says, "It's not necessary for that host to provide alcohol, if they have a reasonable knowledge that alcohol is being served to minors there, they have a responsibility."

Krombeen says the city has not set the fine for violating the ordinance.  However repeat offenders would face higher fines.

Man arrested for armed robbery of Grandville party store

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 20-year-old man is in the Kent County Jail charged with the weekend robbery of a party store.

William Anderson appeared in 59th District Court in Grandville on Monday, where he was formally charged with armed robbery, fleeing a police officer, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Police say Anderson is responsible for the Saturday night holdup of the Grand Valley Party Store in the 3100 block of 28th Street SW.

Investigators say their suspect entered the store with a knife and ordered the clerk to open the cash register.  After taking money, the suspect drove away in a black two-door vehicle.  Police discovered the vehicle headed west on 28th St. into the city of Walker. He was arrested after a short chase.

Anderson is being held on a $150,000 bond.

Grandville teen admits to making up sex assault story to cover up fight

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grandville Police say a teenage boy is now admitting to making up the story he gave officers about being the victim of a sexual assault.

Police say the boy told them he had been assaulted at knifepoint around 4:30 a.m. on September 21 by a 30-year-old dark-skinned man with a Jamaican or Dominican accident.

On Monday, the boy admitted to detectives he had been involved in a fight with "an acquaintance," and made up the sex assault story to cover up the fight.

Police say they are discussing internally whether the teenager should face any charges for the false report.  They say the department did not incur any extraneous costs, such as overtime or evidence processing, in the handling of the case.

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Man arrested for Grandville party store robbery

GRANDVILLE, Michigan (WZZM) - Grandville Police arrested an armed robbery suspect who held up a party store late Sunday night.

The robbery happened at the Grand Valley Party Store in the 3100 block of 28th Street around 11 o'clock Sunday night.

Police say a white man who was armed with a knife demanded money from the clerk. The clerk called 911 and officers found the suspect's car near the store.

Police say they were able to arrest the suspect after he drove off the road. The suspect's name has not been released.

 

Race for the Cure brings in $436,000 and counting

GRANDVILLE, Mich (WZZM)- Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women.

On Saturday, more than 5,000 people laced up their shoes in Grandville to battle breast cancer during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Their voices are separate but they're united by a common cause.

As one participant explained, "(I'm) out here for race for a cure to support everyone going through breast cancer."

As far as the eye can see, it was a sea of pink--  representing everyone touched by the disease.

One woman we spoke with revealed, "I'm currently going through chemo for the second time."

Another said her motivation was because , "my mom and my grandma both passed away from breast cancer."

For some survivors,  Saturday was a walking memorial.

One woman said, "It's remembering people that can't be with me today. I had an aunt that died from cancer."

Hudsonville beats neighboring Grandville

HUDSONVILLE (WZZM) -- A pair of 2-2 teams faced a pivotal game in the O-K Red Friday, as the Grandville Bulldogs visited the Hudsonville Eagles.

In the 4th quarter Hudsonville's Shane Trevino handed the ball to Hank Van Ooyen who powered his way into the end zone for a 4-yard score upping the Eagles lead to 27-16.

Later Trevino took a knee to seal the deal and Hudsonville beat Grandville 27-16.