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Alan Morse, seated at center, listens to testimony Friday along with his attorneys, John Raven at left and Jason Eggleston at right. Morse is accused of breaking into four Sidney Township homes and murdering an elderly homeowner last March. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Judge considering motion in Sidney Township murder case

Defense attorneys are hoping a Montcalm County judge will grant their motion to suppress “any and all statements” made by a man who allegedly broke into four homes and murdered one of the homeowners last spring.

Alan Morse, 48, is charged with the murder of Alan “Dale” Nelson, a charge with a possible penalty of life in prison.

Traversing the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail in Greenville, local police officers joined the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday to raise fund and awareness for Special Olympics of Michigan. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Law enforcement officials run for Special Olympics

A brightly lit torch lit the way through Greenville for the Special Olympics of Michigan on Thursday.

Huffing through a 5K in the Law Enforcement Community Torch Run, officers representing the Michigan State Police (MSP), Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department and Greenville Department of Public Safety brought the Special Olympics Torch right through the heart of downtown Greenville.

A stop work order posted Thursday has resulted in Denny Craycraft being forced to halt the first stages of constructing a new Vietnam War memorial in Belding. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Stop work order on Belding Vietnam War memorial efforts

On Monday, Denny Craycraft was working away in a deep trench, excavated hours earlier in preparation to build the foundation for what will someday be the Belding Vietnam Memorial Wall.

Three days later, Craycraft arrived on site to find a stop work order posted by the City of Belding, along with caution tape surrounding the large vacant hole.

Whitney Lockner shows off her blazing fire-colored hair,  one of the many hair trends women of all ages are trying as a way to add some “sass,” said hair stylist Hilary Harrington. (Courtesy photo)

S.H.E.: Hair colors on fire

Blonde, brunette, and redhead — these are all colors we are used to seeing in everyday hair. But what about purple, blue and green? These colors and more are what Gemma Crawley and Hilary Harrington are experimenting with at L’ Image Salon in Greenville.

Talos Bills, 4, pictured before his first day of school this year. The Greenville boy was killed on Monday when a vehicle struck him in downtown Greenville. — Courtesy photo

Family bids farewell to ‘miracle’ boy killed in accident

The absolute worst nightmare of any parent is the thought of having to bury your child.

Ladonna Wright is living that nightmare today.


OUR VIEW: Downtown accident a somber lesson

Our community had a tragic reminder this week of how important it is for motorists to pay attention to their surroundings and for pedestrians to take a few extra minutes to be certain motorists are aware they are there.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 19, 2015

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.

Greenville’s own Chief Operations Officer and Associate Superintendent Korie Crawford prepares to answer a question during her Wednesday night interview for the superintendent position in front the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

2 internal candidates and 1 external advance in Greenville super search

After the first round of interviews, it has come down to three finalists who will vie for the vacant superintendent position at Greenville Public Schools.

The Greenville Board of Education, at a special meeting Wednesday, interviewed final superintendent candidate, Greenville’s own Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Associate Superintendent Korie Crawford.

For years, Lakeview High School students have walked along the shoulder of the road (or in it) on their way to and from school. That may be changing under a plan currently being devised by the village and school administrators. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

New sidewalks may be on tap for Lakeview High School

“When I was your age, we had to walk to school through the mud, uphill, both ways! Barefoot!”

A cry (and a lie) uttered by most parents to their school-age offspring at least once during the course of his or her academic career. Times have changed.


Funeral Notices for Sept. 18, 2015

Read funeral notices for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.