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Man sentenced to life in prison for fatal wrong-way crash

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A wrong-way driver will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a Greenville elementary school teacher last November.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced 39-year old Franco Avina to life in prison.

Prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level five times the legal limit when his vehicle collided head-on with Aaron Haynes' car on the East Beltline near Five Mile Road. 

Click HERE to read a previous story about the crash.

ABBA Gold to perform at Greenville High School Performing Arts Center

From: http://www.greenvillemi.org/

ABBA Gold - September 10th, 2010

Unique to North America and possibly the world, ABBA Gold - The Definitive ABBA Experience is a completely live (no backing vocal tracks or instrumental sequencing of any kind) recreation of ABBA's concerts in the late 70's - early 80's. This 10 piece show and its members have performed to sold-out audiences in cities around the world...including Las Vegas, Atlantic City, gala events for Royalty, Ambassadors and Heads Of State, and the larger Casino Showrooms throughout the United States.
ABBA Gold invites you to bring your singing voices and dancing shoes to join in with them for this great all ages family experience that should not be missed.

Owner of Greenville inn destroyed by fire plans to rebuild

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A Greenville man lost his business and home when the Westwood Inn caught fire.

A passerby spotted smoke coming from the inn around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Crews fought the fire by carving a hole into the roof of the inn with chain saws and cutting into the ceiling of one of the units.

"That allows some of the heat and smoke to exit the building," said Sergeant Gary Valentine. "It makes it easier for us to find the fire."

Thick black smoke billowed from the roof but there was no clear sign flames.

"It is an extra challenge. Think of it as walking into a dark room and closing your eyes and doing everything by feel," Valentine said.

Firefighters contained the fire to the front section of the roof by a fire wall, and then extinguished the flames.