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Robbery suspect found in garbage can charged

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man accused of trying to rob a convenience store then hiding from a chasing police officer in a garbage can is facing charges.

Brian John-Lee Allen, 32, appeared in Wyoming District Court on Monday, where he was charged with armed robbery.  Allen is being held in the Kent County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Police say Allen robbed the Admiral gas station at 3600 Clyde Park Ave. SW around 1:30 a.m. on April 20. 

They say an officer passing by the station observed the suspect following the clerk behind the counter.  The officer pulled into the parking lot to check on the safety of the clerk and saw the suspect leaving the business.  When he saw the officer, the suspect ran. 

Vanguard Charter Academy named School of Excellence

Vanguard Charter Academy named School of Excellence

Dave Niewenhuis, Vanguard Charter Academy Vice President, congratulates students on their hard work and academic achievements at Vanguard Charter Academy’s School of Excellence ceremony. Vanguard was designated a “School of Excellence” by Grand Valley State University, granting the school approval for a 10-year charter term, rather than a standard 5-year term.

Wyoming Public Schools choose 'Wolves' as new mascot

Wyoming Public Schools choose 'Wolves' as new mascot

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

The Board voted to adopt a new mascot and colors for the district.  The mascot will be the Wolves and the colors are deep purple and black.  Silver will be an accent/third color.  The exact picture was not adopted. Monday, April 23, at noon is the new deadline for any student, company, or individual to submit an original picture for their entry.  These will be reviewed at a public meeting on Monday, April 23 at 4 p.m. in the Board Room and narrowed to selections for another vote by students on April 25 through the 27th with the intent of adopting a logo/mascot at the April 30 Board meeting.

Black and Purple with silver accent


LEED-certified Family Fare opens at Metro Health Village

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)- A new Family Fare Supermarket is set to open its doors at 2275 Health Drive SW in Wyoming on the Metro Health Village campus (near the intersection of Byron Center Avenue and Gezon Parkway) on Sunday.

The newly-constructed store and its satellite Family Fare Quick Stop incorporates environmentally-friendly features and Spartan Stores first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. It is also Retail LEED certified in Michigan.

The store, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week, brought 80 new jobs to the community.  

Get Fit: Paws for Good Health

(WZZM) - A little bit of exercise can go a long way.  A new study has shown regular exercise can help reduce depression and fatigue in women who went throught breast cancer surgery.

Another found that something as simple as washing the dishes can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

An event in West Michigan is meant to get people moving with a little help from your pet.

Paws for Good Health was created by a partnership between Metro Health and Spartan Stores.  Lindsay Burkowski with Metro Health and Kasey Marr from Spartan Stores talked about the upcoming event and how the partnership between the two will help people in our area.

Click on the video link to watch the segment.

Armed robber caught hiding in garbage can

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming Police officer thought something was up at a gas station early Friday morning and he was right.

The officer was on patrol at about 1:30am when he saw a person enter the Admiral Gas Station at 3600 Clyde Park SW.  The officer watch the person follow the clerk around the counter.  When the officer pulled into the parking lot, the subject left the store and fled the scene.  After a short foot chase and other officers arrival, the 32-year-old Grand Rapids man was found hiding in a garbage can.  Meanwhile, the clerk of the store had called police informing them that she had been robbed at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect is on parole and is now in the Kent County Jail.  His name will be released after arraignment.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and recovered at the scene. The weapon has not yet been located.

KDL - Mango Mobile Now Available for Android

KDL - Mango Mobile Now Available for Android

Learn languages everywhere you go with Mango Languages! The free Mango Mobile Library Edition app is now available for both iOS and Android, offering a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning wherever your travels take you. Full featured, it gives you access to all the Mango language courses offered through Kent District Library.