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Loaded gun found at Ford Airport; man arrested


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A 69-year-old man was arrested at Gerald R. Ford Airport after Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.

TSA agents discovered the .357 Colt revolver Thursday while the man was attempting to fly from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The man faces a fine of $1,500 up to $7,000 for bringing a firearm to a security checkpoint.

TSA officials say this was the second gun confiscated at Ford Airport this year.

In 2014, TSA agents discovered more than 2,200 firearms at checkpoints.


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Teens bring service dogs to prom


BATH, Mich. (Lansing State Journal) – In the end, high school seniors Delaney Johnson and Nick Ackerman did not skip their proms.

ID=27113037She's from Haslett High School. He's from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids. The two were on separate tracks to forgo their proms when fate intervened a few weeks ago.

A pair of service dogs, Griffin and Troy, brought them together to experience their final high school dances. With gusto.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

Forest Hills Public Schools Renewal Proposal

Forest Hills Public Schools Renewal Proposal

The Operating Millage Renewal Proposal has passed with 29 of 29 Precincts reporting shows: 8487 - YES  2577 - No 

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Cascade video rental store shuts down

Cascade video rental store shuts down

The Family Video store on 28th Street SE in Cascade has closed its doors and removed all of its inventory from the store.  A sign posted on the door said, “we are sad to close our location on 28th Street TOMORROW, April 26th.”  Family Video asked that all rentals be returned by midnight on Monday, April 27th.  The sign encouraged customers to visit their three closest Family Video locations in Kentwood, Wyoming and Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids.  Family Video has more than 775 stories in 19 states.

This is the second major movie rental store to close in Cascade in the last several years. 

Teen bonds with new service dog


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A Forest Hills teen whose first service dog died suddenly from cancer is gaining his independence with help from a new dog.

Nick Ackerman, 18, is a senior at Forest Hills Central. He and his service dog Troy take the bus to school every day.

Nick was born with TAR syndrome, a condition that affects the long bones in the body. Troy will be carrying Nick's backpack and everything he needs for school. He's also been trained to pick up Nick, should he fall over. Troy has been learning his job well.

Nick has already bonded with Troy. Late last year, we told you about Nick and his first service dog Nico. Nico had been on the job with Nick for about a week when the young Dutch shepherd was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Nico was euthanized the next day.

"We could see he was in pain," Nick said. "I didn't want to see him like that. It sucked."

Bring your phones to the theater for #TrailerTweetUp


GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Normally, if you bring your phone to the Celebration! Cinema North, you would be kicked out.

But Tuesday night, you can use your phone during the MLive Trailer TweetUp. Celebration! Cinema North will show summer blockbuster trailers and movie enthusiasts will be asked to share their thoughts on what they're seeing by using the #trailertweetup on Twitter.

The idea was created a couple of years ago. At Celebration! Cinema North, they do it twice a year: once for summer blockbusters and once for holiday movies.

There will be fun giveaways, as well, organizers said. The event is free, starts at 7 p.m., and will last about 90 minutes.

To sign up, click HERE.