Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 4, 2013

Michigan in Brief: 02/04/2013


— Flint-area father fatally shoots son

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Flint-area police say they believe a man shot and killed his 15-year-old son.

Clayton Township police Chief Scott Pavlik says the shooting happened about 1:15 p.m. Sunday in the Genesee County community, which is about 10 miles west of Flint.

Police say the boy was shot once with a .40- or 45-caliber weapon that was recovered at the scene. says police took the father and several other family members to the police station after the shooting.

Township police have received help from state police as well as departments in neighboring Swartz Creek and Flushing.

Airport to make big announcement

GRAND RAPIDS — Operators of the Grand Rapids airport plan a "major air service announcement" this morning but aren't saying if it involves a new passenger carrier. and TV stations WXMI and WZZM say officials of Gerald Ford International Airport and the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan will participate in the announcement. It's scheduled for 11 a.m. at the airport.

The Associated Press left a phone message Sunday for airport management.

The airport now has seven airlines.