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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.

Wyomonig Schools to hold hearing to discuss proposed Bullying Policy

Wyoming Public Schools will be holding a school board hearing on April 30th at 5:00pm to discuss their proposed updated bullying policy. The meeting will be held at the Gladiola Elementary all-purpose room.

Questions and comments related to the policy should be directed to Matt Lewis or Dr. Thomas Reeder at the district's administration offices by calling (616)530-7550 or by  email to lewism2@wyomingps.org or reedert@wyomingps.org.

You can review the proposed policy by clicking here.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

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

Over the past week, you may have heard we had a fire at one of our apartment complexes in the City.  This event prompted the media to create a story by engaging in a “what-if” debate based upon the response to this fire event.  Just for the record, let us be clear on the response.

Business Forum to Feature Chairman from Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

News Release:

After the success of the 2011 Business Forum, the Cities of Wyoming and Kentwood will partner with the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce in presenting the second annual Business Forum on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Kentwood Library from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. 

William Strauss  -  is the Senior Economist for the FED in Chicago  and will be addressing manufacturing's performance in Michigan and his take on its future, trends and challenges. One main theme is that manufacturing is not dead.

 Ed DiEnno – is the plant manager at the Wyoming General Motors Components Holdings facility and will be speaking on how to create a competitive company  versus low cost overseas manufacturers.

Former GM Stamping Plant getting new image

WYOMING, Michigan (WZZM) - 92 acres of dirt is getting  a new image.  The former General Motors plant on 36th Street in Wyoming has been demolished, leaving an open field. The plant, which opened in 1936, was torn down in 2011, after GM closed the factory.

The former GM Stamping Plant signage isn't what you'd call appealing, since the facility has been demolished. Now the City of Wyoming, economic development agency The Right Place, and developer Lormax Stern are unveiling a new marketing campaign to give the lifeless site some zest until a new business or businesses move in. 

This morning we learned the vacant land is now being called 'Site 36.' Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs said, "In marketing this site we are marketing a vision.  A vision for what this site could be for a company. And a vision for what this site could be for the City of Wyoming."