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One dead in early morning stabbing


SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Kent County Sheriff Department is investigating a home invasion and homicide that left one man dead and another person hurt. It happened early Monday morning at a home in the 12,000 block of Pinewood NE.

Deputies say three armed, masked males entered the home around 1 a.m. The victim, 34-year-old Brent Luttrell, exited the home and was confronted by at least one of the suspects outside.

Luttrell was forced into a red vehicle with a loud muffler, driven by a fourth person, and dropped off in the area of Lincoln Lake Avenue and Pinewood. He was found with multiple gunshot and stab wounds and died a local hospital.

Luttrell's girlfriend, cousin, cousin's girlfriend, and a child also live in the house. Luttrell's cousin received facial injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

My Town Belding: Registration deadline nears for citywide garage sale

My Town Belding: Registration deadline nears for citywide garage sale

BELDING, Mich.—Bargain hunters beware- a citywide garage sale is coming to Belding.

The event will take place Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 on 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on .

City officials are putting together maps of each registered garage sale location; each registered seller must pay $5 to appear on the map. The registration fee also covers advertising and a brief description of each garage sale.

The deadline for registration is 4 p.m. Sept. 15.  For a registration form, visit City Hall.

My Town Belding: Registration deadline nears for citywide garage sale

My Town Belding: Registration deadline nears for citywide garage sale

BELDING, Mich.—Bargain hunters beware- a citywide garage sale is coming to Belding.

The event will take place Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 on 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on .

City officials are putting together maps of each registered garage sale location; each registered seller must pay $5 to appear on the map. The registration fee also covers advertising and a brief description of each garage sale.

The deadline for registration is 4 p.m. Sept. 15.  For a registration form, visit City Hall.

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

My Town: Start of school filled with photos and well-wishes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- The 2014-2015 school year is officially underway for West Michigan students.

On Sept. 2, which was the official start of classes for most schools, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan released this statement: 

"It’s a great day to be Back to School in Michigan !

Let me take a moment to wish everyone a positive and successful school year.

Our team here at the Michigan Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and I appreciate the hard work and daily dedication teachers, administrators, school board members, and other school staff devote to our children in Michigan.

Greenville's Plate sets record in win over Belding


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Greenville running back Eric Plate set a new school record in Thursday night's 63-13 win over rival Belding.

Plate rushed for 255 yards, eclipsing the record previously held by former Detroit Lion Ty Hallock.

The Yellow Jackets avenged a loss to the Redskins in last year's season opener.