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France hunts terror suspect who attacked Christmas market | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 12, 2018
A senior French government official says that five people have been detained as police hunt for the man who attacked the Strasbourg Christmas market, but the gunman remains at large. Laurent Nunez, secretary of state for the interior ministry, said Wednesday on France-Inter radio that the attacker c...
West Michigan woman asking for help finding lost family heirloom | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 12, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — A West Michigan woman is desperately searching for an irreplaceable family heirloom. Paige Bush says when she drove from her parent’s house in Grand Rapids to her in-law’s in Middleville Monday night, she forgot to close the tailgate on her truck, sending a suitcas...
Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened a content...
‘Guardians and War on Truth’ Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year are the “guardians and the war on truth.” The group is made up of four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world. Time’s editor-in-chi...
Pelosi says for Trump, wall is a ‘manhood thing’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
(AP) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is unloading on President Donald Trump after their Oval Office confrontation over government funding. Speaking to Democratic lawmakers back at the Capitol, Pelosi boasted on Tuesday that she and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer goaded Trump to ...
Crew member killed on set of 50 Cent’s ‘Power’ series | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
NEW YORK – A crew member on the Brooklyn set of a television series starring rapper 50 Cent was killed during production early Monday. Per TMZ, production assistant Pedro Jimenez was struck by an out-of-control SUV while setting up parking cones on the set of the Starz series Power. Jimenez was ...
Tiny remains found in leaky containers at Michigan cemetery | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say they’ve discovered the remains of 300 fetuses and infants stored in leaky plastic containers at a cemetery in suburban Detroit. The state disclosed more details Tuesday from an inspection last week at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton Township....
Parents of man accused of dismembering body charged with perjury, accessory | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Kent County Prosecutor has announced charges against the parents of a man charged with dismembering the dead body of a Kalamazoo woman. Jared Chance, 29, is in custody charged with Mutilation of a Dead Body and Concealing a Death. The body was found in a home in south...
Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to...
Vehicle strikes pedestrian in downtown Greenville; traffic being diverted | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GREENVILLE, Mich.  —  Montcalm County Central Dispatchers say a vehicle struck a pedestrian Tuesday evening in downtown Greenville, prompting traffic to be re-routed. It occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Street (M-57) and Lafayette Street (M-91). Traffic was being ...
63-year-old Mason County man dies in one-car crash in Free Soil Twp. | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says a 63-year-old man from Fountain, Michigan, was killed Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash in Free Soil Township. Sheriff’s deputies responded to Free Soil Road, west of Reek Road, around 3:50 p.m. They say a car was...
Michigan Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most Republicans ...
GRPD offers tips on curbing package delivery thefts | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The holiday shopping season is in full swing and that means more and more package deliveries. But those packages can be sitting ducks for thieves. The Grand Rapids Police Department is reminding people how to safeguard those packages with some simple tips. The first thing...
New online system helps victims of sexual assault track status of rape kits | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Victims of sexual assault will no longer have to wait to get answers about their cases. Thanks to new web-based system called Track-Kit they can now keep a close eye on the status of their individual rape kits. “Bottom line the concern for the wellbeing and the safety of ...
‘White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world’: Columbia University student’s rant goes viral | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
NEW YORK CITY — In a racially-charged rant posted on Twitter, a Columbia University student is seen harassing and shouting at a group of primarily minority students. “We built modern civilization! White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world!” he said. “We built the modern wor...
Missouri woman has more than 400 Christmas trees in her home | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRANDVIEW, Mo. – Most families who celebrate Christmas have a tree in their house, or maybe two. But one Missouri woman has almost everyone beat with more than 400, according to WDAF. Shelly Botcher loves the spirit of Christmas, especially the trees. “The great room has like 72 in it, a...
Football player caught on camera vandalizing opposing team’s locker room with sledgehammer | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
SUTTER, Calif. – A Northern California high school is dealing with a social media-stoked controversy after video showing one of its football players vandalizing an opposing team’s locker room was shared online, according to KTXL. Video from Dec. 1 shows a young student-athlete destroying a c...
Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divid...
Wolverine refuses to fund municipal water lines: townships | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Negotiations among Wolverine Worldwide, Plainfield and Algoma Townships were going smoothly until Wolverine did an about face this week, according to supervisor Kevin Green. Both Townships want the company to pay for the installation of municipal water lines in PFAS-af...
GR Kids showcases holiday break activities for families | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking to find fun activities for the entire family during Winter break, there is a website with a calendar that you should check out. GRKids.com features a calendar of events year round, in addition to a calendar dedicated to finding activities for the holida...
Two upcoming weekends to see ‘The Nutcracker’ in Grand Rapids | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An annual tradition is returning to West Michigan, as the Grand Rapids Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’. The show takes over DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, December 14 with shows each weekend through Sunday, December 23. Tickets are available here.  
Spectrum Health Medical Moment – Healthy Snacks on the Go | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
For more on healthy snacking tips, visit Spectrum Health’s Str!ve website here.
Know the Law – Proposition 3 Promote the Vote Michigan | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
There were three major propositions on the ballet in Michigan in November. Proposition 3, also known as “Promote the Vote Michigan,” was one of the three that passed in the election. Passing with nearly 67%, this proposition will become law in early December, making it easier to vote in Michigan...
Grand Rapids Business Makes “Risk Free” Cookie Dough | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The CDC is causing a firestorm on social media this week after a warning not to eat raw cookie dough. Consuming raw flour or eggs creates a risk for infection, specifically E. coli or salmonella. Many people online said they are going to eat the dough regardless of the warning, ...
Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. It was unclear if th...
One child hit by vehicle outside Belmont school | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
BELMONT, Mich. – Kent County emergency responders are on the scene of a crash outside a Belmont school. The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. outside Chandler Woods Charter Academy. A Kent County Sheriff’s spokesman says that a five-year-old child was struck by a vehicle outside the s...
Road Commission: Cottonwood Drive won’t get finished this year | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Bad news for commuters, residents and businesses along a busy stretch of road in Ottawa County that has been closed all summer and fall. Cottonwood Drive will not be reopening until the Spring of 2019. The Ottawa County Road Commission says that due to the impact o...
Apparent blown transformer causes outages in eastern Ottawa County | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — Ottawa County Dispatch Authority says Consumers Energy crews are working to repair an apparent blown transformer that’s caused a power outage in Tallmadge Township. It happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. The general location is near the Marne and Walker are...
Hopcat to change name of their ‘Crack Fries’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — BarFly Ventures, the owners of popular Grand Rapids-based restaurant HopCat, announced this week that they will be changing the name of their popular french fries.  Mark Gray, CEO of BarFly Ventures, said in a statement Monday that while they are leaving behind the ̶...
Ovi’s 21st hat trick helps Caps to 6-2 rout of Wings | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night. Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL’s goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, halfway to a potential eighth 5...
Jimmy Dean frozen sausage links recalled after metal pieces found | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
(FOX 40) — Nearly 30,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat Jimmy Dean sausage links are being recalled after complaints came in stating there were pieces of metal in them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Wednesday, stating the pork an...
SW Grand Rapids store robbed overnight | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are looking for three suspects in an early morning liquor store robbery. Grand Rapids Police say three men robbed the Grandville Market at 944 Grandville Avenue SW at about 1:45 a.m.  One of the men was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. All three were wea...
U.S. Senate approves 2018 Farm Bill; House will now consider it | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate has approved the 2018 Farm Bill that would authorize agricultural assistance and nutrition programs for the next five years. But the U.S. House has to give its blessing before it can be signed into law. The previous Farm Bill expired on September 30, a soft dea...
EPA expected to announce new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
(CNN) — The Environmental Protection Agency is widely expected to announce plans to change the definition of which waters in the United States are protected under the Clean Water Act on Tuesday — a change President Donald Trump has been working toward since the beginning of his presidenc...
How to make the holidays bright for the homeless in GR | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Heartside neighborhood homeless missions Dégagé Ministries and Mel Trotter Ministries are once again hosting their annual Christmas Store. You can make a difference by picking up an extra stocking stuffer to donate or by selecting items from the Amazon wish list. T...
High school football player confesses to killing pregnant schoolmate, court papers say | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
(CNN) — A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to get an abortion, according to court papers. Aaron Trejo, a member of the Mishawaka High School football team, was charged M...
Thefts reported at Nelsons Speed Shop in Greenville | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GREENVILLE, Mich. — Nelsons Speed Shop is asking for help after several thefts were reported from their location in Greenville. According to their Facebook Page, an enclosed Triton trailer, two Polaris side by sides, two Honda dirt bikes, and a white Ford pickup with Nelsons Speed Shop decals ...
Report: USA Gymnastics enabled Nassar’s abuse of athletes | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
CNN — An independent investigation reveals numerous institutions and individuals enabled former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar’s abuse of young athletes, including Michigan State University, the US Olympic Committee and multiple law enforcement agencies. The law firm Ropes & ...
‘You made it!’: Video shows moment family finds cat alive, 1 month after Camp Fire | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
PARADISE, Calif. – Video captured the emotional moment when a Paradise family reunited with their cat Timber – one month after the state’s most destructive fire ripped across parts of Northern California, killing 85 and destroying thousands of homes. Courtney Werblow said on Facebook that ...
Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an “uncharacteristic error in judgment.” The arguments to the judge ...
Family sues cemetery after being told casket will not fit in space they bought | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — When Terry Shover, 68, died unexpectedly in September of 2017 his burial arrangements had already been made. In 1993, Shover and his wife, Janet, purchased a mausoleum space at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Cuyahoga Falls where the two of them expected to be laid to rest...
Police release video of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, who vanished Thanksgiving Day | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Colorado police have released surveillance video of a missing mother inside a store just before she disappeared on Thanksgiving. The video shows 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth entering the Safeway store in Woodland Park with her child on Thanksgiving. She is seen putting he...
Pizza delivery driver robbed and attacked Monday night | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police are looking for two suspects in a robbery and carjacking of a pizza delivery driver overnight. The incident happened in the 1400 block of Eastern SE at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Police say a driver was making a delivery when she was approached by two men. They...
Berrien Co prosecutor dismisses charges against two school administrators | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.  — The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s dismissed charges against two administrators at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy. The charges stemmed from a November 6 incident at the academy, 455 Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor. A teacher – Tho...
Bacon cheese fries may be coming to McDonald’s next year | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
A cheesy, bacon-y addition may be coming to the McDonald’s menu next year. Business Insider reports cheesy bacon fries are coming to McDonald’s across the nation in 2019. Business Insider said it got the tip from an “employee with knowledge of the situation.” “I’m afraid I’...
Two suspects in custody after pizza delivery robbery attempt | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police say they arrested two people after an attempted robbery of a pizza delivery driver Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the 2100 block of Ridgecrest SE by a third party, saying someone was beating up a delivery driver and was trying to steal the car. As police ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers. The newspaper on Tuesday said it was tipped by a reader and confirmed instances in which Colin Covert’s reviews includ...
“The accident slowed us down a bit, but it didn’t stop us.” Lori’s Voice co-founder inspires one year post-accident | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 11, 2018
COOPERSVILLE, Mich.– It’s been a year-long recovery for the co-founder of a local non-profit. In a split second, the woman who’s usually on the giving end of things by helping children living with disabilities suddenly found herself needing that same support after a car accident. &...
Just say ‘no’ to raw cookie dough, CDC says | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — Officials with the US Centers for Disease Control want you to say “no” to raw cookie dough. Ahead of Christmas, with many people doing holiday baking, the CDC said think twice before you reach for a taste of that raw dough. According to the CDC, eating or tasting unbak...
Wyoming community mourns loss of mother who fell through ice trying to save dog | Fox 17
Fox 17 | December 10, 2018
WYOMING, Mich. –The loss of local mother, Tracy Cashman is being felt around the community. Investigators say the mother of three died tragically after trying to save her dog,  after it walked out onto a frozen pond at Battjes Park on Saturday night. Cashman had been an employee with the God...