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Autopsy performed in Belding shooting case


BELDING, Mich. (WZZM) -- An autopsy completed Thursday morning at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing will help the Ionia Co. prosecutor determine whether any crimes were committed in a Belding man's shooting death early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday evening, Belding police identified the shooting victim as Eric Harrington, a 35-year-old Belding resident. The alleged shooter, whose name has not yet been released, is known to be Harrington's girlfriend.

Police had responded to a home around 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Oakwood Street following reports of a shooting, according to Ionia Central Dispatch.

Michigan State Police assisted Belding Police at the scene.

Taste of my town: Klackle Orchards


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- For the last several weeks, we've been featuring apple orchards and pumpkin farms during our Taste of My Town stories. This weekend, we wrap up this special fall series with a trip to Klackle Orchards in Greenville, to learn about the process of pressing fresh apple cider.

"The orchard we're on now used to be a potato farm that my grandparents purchased in the 60s and then planted fruit trees on," explains Natalie Klackle. "In the 70's my dad took over and that's when we got into the retail agra-tourism business by selling fruit on a wagon on the side of the road. In the early 80's we started taking people through the orchard on wagon rides for pick your own fruit and it's gotten bigger and bigger and bigger," said Natalie.

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI

1 dead, 2 injured in Mecosta Co. crash


BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Greenville man is in critical condition after a crash that killed another driver.

It happened around 7 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of M-66 and 4 Mile Road in southeastern Mecosta County.

Deputies say a 47-year-old Greenville man driving a pickup northbound on M-66 crossed the centerline and hit a southbound car.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old Owosso man, was killed. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Owosso, and the pickup driver were flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with life threatening injuries.

Investigators say alcohol was a factor in the crash.


Driver who hit and killed boy had medical condition, no driver's license


GREENVILLE, Mich., (WZZM) -The driver who hit and killed a 4-year-old boy in Greenville Monday had her license suspended for medical reasons in 2014.

The accident happened at the busy intersection of Lafayette and Washington. The driver had a yellow arrow. As she turned left, Talos Bills, 4, was on his scooter crossing the street with his cousin.

The driver tells police she didn't see him and didn't immediately know she hit him.

"She stopped, and another motorist approached her at the same time. She was trying to figure out what was going on," said Sgt. Dennis Magirl of the Greenville police.

The driver, a 69-year old woman from Cedar Springs, has a lengthy driving record. Due to a medical condition, she's had several hearings regarding the status of her license. It was suspended in 2014.

Boy, 4, killed after being hit by pickup truck


GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 4-year old boy has died after being hit by a pickup truck in Greenville.

It happened just before 11:30am at the intersection of M-57 and M-91 (Washington and Lafayette Streets). The pick-up truck was making a left turn onto Washington Street, when the boy, identified as Talos Bills, started crossing the street on a scooter accompanied by a family member. Both the driver and the boy had the proper lights.

As the driver turned left, she hit the boy. Witnesses say the boy was hit hard and they knew he probably wouldn't survive. "He had a very traumatic head injury. It's a tragic situation. Our hearts go out to the family," said Michelle Bivins, who works nearby. She called 911 shortly after the boy was hit.

Cars for Kids Toy Drive/Car Show in Greenville

Cars for Kids Toy Drive/Car Show in Greenville

The Greenville Corvette Club and the Greenville Lions Club are sponsoring a day of fun for everyone. It is their Annual Cars for Kids Day, held at 9481 Jordan Rd. just south of Greenville at the Grattan Academy, on Sunday, September 13th from 10am to 2pm.

Entry fee is $10 or a new unwrapped toy of equal value. This show is open to all Show Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles.

Music will be provided by Gilbert Jewell of Midnights Music Machine and there will be food available through the Greenville Lions Club. 50/50 drawings will take place during this event along with Trivia Quiz and a Fan Belt Toss.

Trophies to the top 25 entries and Dash Plaques to the first 100 entries.

Any questions: Call Judy 989-287-2420