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Woman charged in boy's death 'felt the truck rise'

STANTON, Mich. (WZZM) -- As 4-year-old Talos Bills, accompanied by his 16-year-old cousin, rode a red scooter in a crosswalk east across M-57 in downtown Greenville, a woman stopped at the red light watched in horror as a 2012 Chevy Silverado ran over the boy and headed north on M-91, according to testimony Monday.

"I watched the little boy pass my car and then I watched the driver come around very tight,'' Erin Molly Rogers testified through tears. "I watched the little boy hit first and then he kind of flipped. We watched him go under and the tire went over him.''

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca

West Michigan church vandalized: 'God is a lie'

EUREKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Montcalm County deputies are trying to find those responsible for vandalizing a church just south of Greenville.

Deputies were called to the Belgreen Seventh Day Adventist Church on Nov. 18 to assess the damage. Upon arrival, they found orange graffiti spray-painted on the east side of the building. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

At this time, deputies believe this is a religiously biased crime.

If you have any information, please call the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office at (989) 831-7590.

Little Shop of Horrors at Greenville Performing Arts Center

Little Shop of Horrors at Greenville Performing Arts Center

Greenville High School will perform the play “Little Shop of Horrors” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 19 – 21 at 7:30pm at the Greenville Performing Arts Center, located at 111 N. Hillcrest in Greenville, MI.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, grade K-12 and senior citizens, age 60 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the door, the UPS Store in Greenville, or on line at www.greenville.k12.mi.us Click on THE ARTS tab, scroll down to Event Tickets and follow the instructions.

Contact Cheryl Willard at the Greenville High School Box Office for additional information.  


Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Veteran’s Day is just around the corner and the Sheridan VFW Post and Auxiliary are sponsoring a dinner to pay tribute to Veterans who served in any and all wars or conflicts. They will also honor those who served in non-combat areas during wars or conflicts.

There will not be a charge for the dinner but you must make a reservation, so they can plan accordingly. If you are undecided about attending, please do not make a reservation. They are planning on approximately 200 people and right now have 183 reservations. Phone: 989-291-9680

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Lindell Holm, retired Marine Corps with the rank of Lt. Colonel.  Other guests will include representatives from the VFW Department and District and Auxiliary Department and District. Past Commanders and Past Presidents will be honored as well that evening.

V.F.W. Post in Sheridan November 7, 2015

209 W. Washington (Co. Farm Rd.)

Elderly unlicensed driver charged in death of 4-year-old

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Weeks after a 4-year-old boy was struck and killed in Greenville, the elderly unlicensed driver police say is responsible is now facing felony charges.

Susan Rieckman, 69, of Cedar Springs, is charged with driving on a suspended license causing death.

Just before noon Sept. 14, police say 4-year-old Talos Bills and a 16-year-old family friend were crossing South Lafayette at Washington on the way home.

Rieckman turned left, injuring the 16-year-old and killing Talos.

The family of Talos says they harbor no hatred for the driver, but says she needs to answer for her mistake.

"Because, I mean, he lost his life," points out Pamela Bills, the boy's grandmother. "She didn't have a license and she shouldn't be driving."

Driver with suspended license charged in boy's death

STANTON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A driver now faces a felony charge in the Greenville crash that killed a 4-year-old boy last month.