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Grand Haven survives Jenison

JENISON (WZZM) -- Having knocked off Rockford last week, the Grand Haven Buccaneers tried to avoid a let down against the Jenison Wildcats Friday.

In the 1st quarter Jenison's Seth Diekevers had his punt blocked by Grand Haven.  The Bucs' Nick Whalen scooped it up and was brought down inside the 15.  The Bucs would try a field goal but would miss it so the drive would stall.

In the 2nd quarter Jenison's Jesse Fulkerson set up for a long field goal attempt but it landed short.

Grand Haven survived Jenison 7-0.

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UPDATE: Grandville Police investigating sex assault of teenage boy

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grandville Police are releasing new information about an alleged sexual assault against a teenager.

Police say there is no known connection between the suspect and the victim.  The assault happened near a public street around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday near 36th St. and Kenowa Ave. SW.

In a news release, detectives say the suspect approached the teenage boy, threatened him with a knife, and forced the teen to perform a sex act.

Police describe the suspect as a man around 30-years-old with dark skin.  They say he spoke with an accent -- possibly Jamaican or Dominican.  The suspect was scene wearing a gray T-shirt with a metallic silver Bugs Bunny cartoon graphic on it.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Grandville Police at (616) 538-6110, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

The Grand Rapids Race for the Cure is Saturday in Grandville

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- The Grand Rapids Race for the Cure is this Saturday morning at RiverTown Crossings Mall.  It is the 13th year for the 5K Race - walk.  Over 7,000 are expected to participate.  WZZM 13 Anchor Juliet Dragos will serve as the emcee and join the WZZM 13 team out on the course.

Money raised goes to Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer and find a cure.  This year's goal is $550,000. Cindy Brown with Komen Grand Rapids says, "75% of the money raised stays right here for breast education, breast health education as well as any services that are needed and 25% of it will go to our national for research.

Grandville Police investigating sex assault of teenage boy

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grandville Police say they are investigating a reported sexual assault against a teenager.

Officers say the attack happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday near 36th St. and Kenowa Ave. SW.

In a news release, detectives say the suspect approached the teenage boy, threatened him with a knife, and forced the teen to perform a sex act.

Police describe the suspect as a man around 30-years-old with dark skin.  They say he spoke with an accent -- possibly Jamaican or Dominican.  The suspect was scene wearing a gray T-shirt with a metallic silver Bugs Bunny cartoon graphic on it.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Grandville Police at (616) 538-6110, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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JPS - Grand Opening of the Cat's Corner

From: http://www.jpsonline.org

The Cat's Corner will be celebrating its Grand Opening for this year during Homecoming Week, Monday, September 20 - Friday September 25th.  All short sleeve t-shirts regularly priced $12.99-$13.99 will be on sale for $10 and newly arrived Wildcat Sandals will be just $7 (a $3 savings).  A great selection of Under Armour clothing is also available.  Store hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will be from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The store will be open all day Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection.

Hudsonville Education Foundation - Family Fun Fest

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

Friday, September 24 2010, 4:30pm - 8:00pm

The Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF) is an organization that supports teaching and learning in Hudsonville Public Schools. The HEF is managed by Hudsonville community members that want to give back to the school system. Funds raised through this non-profit 501C3 organization go directly to teacher mini-grants that positively impact student learning. Please join us for our First Annual HEF Family Fun Fest before and during the HUDSONVILLE vs. Grandville football game on September 24. At 4:30 there will be a dunk tank (where you will be able to dunk Mr. Gillette), inflatables, and face painting. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

Please come and support the HEF!

Motorcyclists ride to help Grand Rapids special needs students

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)-Grand Rapids Public Schools are getting help from a group of motorcyclists.

Steve Axtell and his friends organized a motorcycle poker run Saturday. They went to five secret locations around Grand Rapids, collecting a playing card. The final location was the Chicago Pub and Grill in Grandville, where they turned in their completed poker hand for a chance at donated prizes.

The money raised from the run will go toward a greenhouse for special needs children at Lincoln School.

"At Lincoln School, they had one and it was removed because of lack of funds," explained Axtell. "I think it would help the kids with sensory perception and feel, touch and smell. [It's] something a lot of schools have and we should have again.

Axtell says helping special needs children is close to his heart. His son was born with a rare brain disorder 16 years ago.