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Driver pleads not guilty in David Talsma's death

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - An Indiana driver charged in the death of 13-year-old David Talsma entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday. It was Travis Fox's first court appearance at the Hudsonville courthouse since being charged in the deadly distracted driving crash on I-196 over the summer. 

The judge set Fox's bond at $1,000, but he's only required to pay ten percent of that.

It was a $100 payment standing between Travis Fox and his Indiana home. Outside the courtroom, Fox had no comment as he posted bail. 

Moments earlier, the judge read the charge against Fox: moving violation causing death.  When the judge asked how Fox would plea, he replied, "not guilty."

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

Deputies: Woman approached by suspicious man

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies in Ottawa County are looking into a suspicious situation where an 18-year-old woman was approached by a strange man in Georgetown Township on Friday.

Deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. after a woman sitting in her car at her home on Sunningdale Drive was approached by the man.

The woman told police he came up to the car, but ran away when a family member came outside.

Deputies say the man was white, average height with a slim build and was wearing a maroon hoodie and black pants.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office at (800) 249-0911.

AT&T in Grandville opens early for iPhone 6S release

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The AT&T store in Grandville opened it's door early on Friday for the release of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The new models have the same look as the old ones, but they have updated software features, including 3D touch. Also, there's a new color -- rose gold.

Sprint is charging $1 a month for the iPhone 6S. The larger Plus version goes for $5 a month. T-Mobile, meanwhile, will charge $5 a month for the iPhone 6S and $9 for the Plus.

The catch: You must have last year's iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and trade that in. You lose whatever you've already paid for that device. In addition, these offers are for leases, so you have to turn the new phone in once your lease ends, or pay more to keep it.

At Sprint, customers who trade in an iPhone 5S can get the iPhone 6S for $10 a month, while those trading in other smartphones will pay $15 a month. Without a trade-in, T-Mobile charges $20 and Sprint $22.

Crash victim's dad underwhelmed by driver's charge

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- David Talsma, 13, was killed over the summer in the backseat of a minivan stuck in traffic when another driver's vehicle rear-ended that van. Now, the Indiana driver, who investigators say was distracted, has been charged in David's death.

WZZM 13 spoke to David's father, who was surprised to learn the driver might face only one year in jail.

"It's tough to swallow as a father," said Jason Talsma, David's father. His pain speaks to all of us about the dangers of distracted driving. "I know my family is devastated."

David was killed on a stretch of I-196 near Hudsonville. Travis Fox, the Indiana driver whose vehicle rear-ended the van, was distracted when he caused the crash. Fox has now been charged with a misdemeanor. That means up to one year in jail.

Grandville votes to raise certain streets' speed limits

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders in Grandville voted unanimously Monday night to raise speed limits on five streets.

The changes mean the streets will comply with state law.

The streets that will have new speed limits are Fairlanes Avenue and parts of four other roads: Ivanrest, Kenowa, Prairie and Wilson. Most of the roads will going from 35 miles per hour to 40.

"I think what we're after in Grandville is to put the speed limits on that result in the safest possible streets for all street users," said city manager Ken Krombeen. "It's not necessarily an easy number to identify, and you're probably never going to get 100% agreement that the number we got is the right one."

These are the first roads the city commission has looked at. They plan to consider the speed limits for other roads in the future.

UPDATE: "Suspicious package" deemed safe at Grandville Post Office

UPDATE: GRANDVILLE (WZZM) -- The Michigan State Police bomb squad confirms clothing was found inside a bag earlier deemed "suspicious."  They have reopened the shopping center where the Grandville Post Office is located at 2939 Wilson Avenue.  The bag was spotted outside the post office around 7:30 Saturday morning when it was called in to authorities.

Train travel will resume as well, it was halted since the tracks are so close to the post office.