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Police ID woman struck crossing 28th Street


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have identified a woman who was struck and critically hurt while attempting to cross 28th Street Tuesday morning. The incident happened just west of Clyde Park Avenue SW at about 5:45 a.m.

Officers say Andrea Stroud, 33, walked into the curb lane of eastbound 28th Street and was hit by a white Pontiac Grand Prix.

Stroud was not carrying identification and police asked for the public's help in identifying her Tuesday. She remains in critical condition and her family has been located.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man, was not hurt.

Wyoming Department of Public Safety detectives continue with their investigation into the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call (616) 530-7300 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.


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Spring Carnival this weekend

Spring Carnival this weekend

The community is invited to Wyoming's Spring Carnival, now through May 3, for rides, games, food and a lot of fun.

Visit the former Studio 28 Theater parking lot until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Carnival proceeds will be given to the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance (GWCRA). This donation will help the Parks & Recreation Departments with strengthening the current youth & family programs, along with providing funds throughout the community, available through GWCRA grants.  

Call (616) 530-3164 for more information.

Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

Wyoming Concerts in the Park Announces 2015 Lineup

The Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission (WCEC) has unveiled the lineup for its popular series, Concerts in the Park presented by Kentwood Community Church.  The schedule includes a variety of family-friendly performances from a diverse lineup of entertainers.  The ten-week concert series kicks off with a special Kids Night concert and closes out the season with the Music & More Fest.  The shows take place at Lamar Park (2561 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, Michigan) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES:

June 2:           Deep Fried Pickle Project - FIRST Day, brought to you by Grand Rapids First Church, will feature kid's themed music, activities, and FREE chili dogs to everyone in attendance!

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Rainbow Child Care Center Introduces Kids for Canines Program to Support Animals in Need

Each year thousands of animals are surrendered to local Humane Society shelters in Michigan. These Humane Society shelters rely solely on donations to sustain their operations, making the need for essential pet supplies substantial.

To aid these animals in need, Rainbow Child Care Center, a leading early childhood education provider, is introducing its Kids for Canines program. Rainbow is teaming up with humane societies across the state, including the Humane Society of West Michigan locally, to collect essential pet supplies for dogs waiting to be placed in their loving forever homes.

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FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN

FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 24, 2015 – Dan DeVos and Diane Maher, President of D.P. Ventures, along with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be cutting the ribbon promptly at 11:30 am this morning for the Grand Opening of Fox Subaru, a state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot stand-alone Subaru dealership and 3,200 square foot detail center located at 6045 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.The new Fox Subaru facility includes express service lanes that are dedicated to basic maintenance including oil changes and tire rotations. The express lanes decrease wait times and improves the ability to make basic maintenance easier and more convenient for customers. New technological advancements include LED super-efficient lighting throughout the facility, Hormann high-speed service doors and upgraded outdoor display areas with heated pads.

Metro Health execs take comments on proposed CHS deal


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Better choices, or a setback for health care in West Michigan?

Metro Health executives heard a lot of public input Thursday night about a proposed joint venture with a for-profit hospital.

Metro Health is proposing an 80/20 partnership with Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, in which CHS would own 80 percent of Metro Health. CHS is affiliated with more than 200 hospitals and is growing.

Many people at Thursday's meeting said they're concerned about hurting the quality of local health care, while some medical organizations said the larger budget would expand and improve services.

"CHS believes in partnering with independent practices, this provides a community with more choices," said Orthopaedics Associates of Michigan CFO Patrick Reid. "This provides a community with specialized services."

Metro Health holds forum on CHS partnership


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Metro Health executives and Michigan's attorney general want you to weigh in on their plan to partner with a for-profit hospital operator.

The Wyoming-based health care provider is looking into a partnership with Tennessee-based Community Health Systems.

CHS is affiliated with more than 200 hospitals now and is growing. It also has ties to the famous Cleveland Clinic.

Metro Health would sell CHS an 80% stake.

Metro executives say they began looking for a partner in 2012 so they could strengthen their West Michigan presence. They announced the proposed CHS partnership the next year.

The public forum on the proposal from 5-7 p.m. today at the Metro Health Corporate Conference Center, 2225 Main Street SW in Wyoming. If you want to make a statement or ask questions, you're asked to come early to complete a comment card.