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No injuries in Grandville apartment fire


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Firefighters extinguished flames at Wimbledon Apartments in Grandville Monday afternoon. Crews attacked the fire from both sides of the building, dousing flames with water from ladder trucks.

There are no reports of any injuries, with all residents and pets able to get out safely.

Crews say the fire started in the upper-left unit and spread to several apartments in the three-story building. The fire was eventually stopped by a firewall. It is estimated that residents of 15 units are displaced. Crews were initially looking into whether the fire started on a stove, but authorities now say they've ruled that out since the flames most likely started in the southeast corner of the attic. The property owners say no one was in the unit below the attic there at the time the fire started. It was first reported around 12:30 p.m.

RiverTown Crossings to host job fair


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- More than 35 stores will be looking for new employees at a job fair this weekend.

It's from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at RiverTown Crossings mall, on the lower level near Macy's.

Job openings include everything from sales to management, with both seasonal and permanent positions.

Candidates should bring an up-to-date resume and a Michigan driver's license.

Some of the jobs will have interviews right at the job fair.

Car/deer crashes: "September was a record-breaker"


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- From broken windshields to smashed bumpers, it happens every year at this time. However, this fall there are a record number of car and deer crashes, according to local auto repair shops.

WZZM 13 is looking at how drivers should respond to the frequent deer encounters.

At the entrance of Auto Body Xperts, there's a sign that reads "'Tis the season," with a picture of a deer.

"Our September was a record-breaker," said Mandy Beroza, general manager for Auto Body Xperts.

That means extra money for Auto Body Xperts at locations in Hudsonville, Holland, and Wayland.

"'Tis the season, deer are a great Michigan economy booster for collision repair shops," said Beroza.

The auto shop showed WZZM multiple cars damaged by deer with repair costs of about $7,000.

Children celebrate Global Handwashing Day


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A group of Hudsonville children took part in a special event to celebrate something we all do every day -- and to help storm victims in South Carolina.

Thursday is Global Handwashing Day, dedicated to teaching how important hand-washing is to preventing illnesses.

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."

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.