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Teens press for gun control outside White House | Fox 17 Teens press for gun control outside White House
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control and symbolize the 17 killed in a school shooting in Florida. The teenagers were also joined by parents and educators. The protesters held their arms crossed at their chests. Two activists were covered by an American flag. One held a sign asking, “Am I Next?” Ella Fesler is a 16-year-old high […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Man’s body found on Ionia Co. road | Fox 17 Man’s body found on Ionia Co. road
DANBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old Portland man whose body was found Monday morning on an Ionia County road. Nicholas Hoppes’ body was found at about 4:30 a.m. on northbound Charlotte Highway between Cutler and Peake roads, according to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say Hoppes’ death is considered suspicious. They are investigating whether it was caused by a crash or by other means, the sheriff’s office said Monday in a release posted […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that | Fox 17 What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that
WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls to reduce the potential for confrontations or voter intimidation. But that could change. The Supreme Court on Feb. 28 will consider a challenge to […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Take back your space: Why do we struggle with clutter? | Fox 17 Take back your space: Why do we struggle with clutter?
We are continuing our ‘Take Back Your Space’ series with Melissa Fortino, from Organized by Melissa.  Monday, she addressed several topics to help you take back control. Some of the top reasons Why People Struggle With Clutter: *Anxiety – clutter creates anxiety but anxiety also makes it hard to tackle clutter *Depression *Negative Thought *ADD/ADHD *Busy Schedules *Difficulty with decision making when it comes to one’s own belongings *PTSD *Grief * *Lack of sleep /Lack or exercise How to Get the […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Harding’s Market closing in Otsego | Fox 17 Harding’s Market closing in Otsego
OTSEGO, Mich. — After nearly 70 years with the family business, owners of Harding’s Market announced plans to close their downtown Otsego location in March. No closing date is set, but Harding and Hill, Inc. President Dan Hill wrote in a public statement Monday that they will be providing positions at other locations to as many affected employees as they can: “Recently, we made the difficult decision to close our Harding’s Market Otsego location, which has proudly served the community […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
3 arrested after police bust Kalamazoo drug house | Fox 17 3 arrested after police bust Kalamazoo drug house
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man is facing weapons and drug charges after police in Kalamazoo executed a search warrant. This happened late Sunday night around 9 p.m. in the 800 block of North Park Street after police received numerous tips about drugs being sold from the home. Two people with outstanding warrants were also arrested inside the home. Police found drugs, a loaded pistol and a  total of $5,000 in suspected drug money inside the home. No  names have been […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Michigan booster group cancels raffle featuring AR-15 rifle | Fox 17 Michigan booster group cancels raffle featuring AR-15 rifle
SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan group supporting a high school football team has canceled a raffle that included the same type of semi-automatic rifle allegedly used in a mass shooting at a Florida school. The Detroit News and Free Press report Sunday the South Lyon Football Boosters made the decision in light of what they called “the sensitivity of the issue coupled with the untimely tragedy.” Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz is accused of using an AR-15 assault weapon […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Woman dies in head-on crash while driving wrong way on I-75 | Fox 17 Woman dies in head-on crash while driving wrong way on I-75
KOCHVILLE TWP., Mich. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman has died after driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Saginaw County and crashing head-on into a box truck. MLive reports the crash occurred around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday and closed the highway for several hours Monday morning. Police say the Saginaw woman, who was not identified, was driving a pickup truck north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Zilwaukee Bridge when she hit the 25-foot Ryder truck, which […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks | Fox 17 Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week’s deadly school shooting. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president spoke on Friday to Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, about a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers. “While discussions are ongoing and revisions […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Teacher killed in Florida massacre left fiancee funeral instructions in case he died in a school shooting | Fox 17 Teacher killed in Florida massacre left fiancee funeral instructions in case he died in a school shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. – A teacher killed while saving students in last week’s Florida massacre gave his fiancee instructions on what to say at his funeral should he ever die in a school shooting. Gwen Gossler said the conversation with her fiance, Scott Beigel, happened while they were watching coverage of a previous school shooting on television, The New York Post reports. “Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth – tell them what a […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Florida teen on long road to recovery after being shot five times while trying to protect classmates | Fox 17 Florida teen on long road to recovery after being shot five times while trying to protect classmates
Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Fellow students say Borges used his body to block bullets from hitting his classmates by standing in the doorway as he tried to lock the room shut, according to NY Daily News. On Sunday, the injured teenager remained in a hospital bed with his face swollen and his body tethered to IV and oxygen tubes. “Fortunately, he is recovering — […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Police: Man arrested after standoff in Allegan County | Fox 17 Police: Man arrested after standoff in Allegan County
WAYLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 40-year-old man is in custody Monday after a standoff in Allegan County. The incident was reported at about 12:30 a.m. at a home in the area of 133rd Avenue and 4th Street. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says the man barricaded himself inside the home with a woman and children and was armed with a gun. Investigators say he was arrested after brief negotiations with the Allegan County SWAT team. His name was not released.  No […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
City officials offer tips to keep you safe during a flood | Fox 17 City officials offer tips to keep you safe during a flood
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Emergency Management Team and the National Weather Service are monitoring flooding potential in the coming days. “Our Emergency Operations staff will continue monitor the situation throughout the week,” said Jack Stewart, Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator. “Right now, it appears the biggest risk will likely be in basements or in homes closest to the rivers.” According to a press release from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, watches and warnings are in effect throughout […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Police: Ohio pastor helped rob Sunday school teacher | Fox 17 Police: Ohio pastor helped rob Sunday school teacher
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a gun-wielding Ohio pastor and two family members have robbed a Sunday school teacher at their church. The Blade newspaper reports St. Paul’s AME pastor Anthony Morris, along with his wife, Zelda Morris, and 19-year-old daughter Kamali Morris have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Police say 39-year-old Nickema Turner, of Maumee, was in her class teaching over the weekend when the teen grabbed her by the hair. They say Zelda Morris punched […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer turns himself in | Fox 17 Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer turns himself in
ATLANTA – An Uber Eats driver suspected of shooting a customer to death Saturday night in Atlanta has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police arrested 36-year-old Robert Bivines Monday afternoon in the murder of Ryan Thornton, 30. Police said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the wealthy Buckhead district after Thornton placed a food order via his smartphone app. JUST IN: Uber Eats driver accused of shooting customer had been working for company for only 1 […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting | Fox 17 Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot. And each service takes its toll on the young mourners, many of them attending more friends’ funerals in a span of days than many middle-aged people have in their lifetimes. Services for 14 Stoneman Douglas […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Businessman goes MIA with customers’ pianos | WOOD TV8 Businessman goes MIA with customers’ pianos
Customers told Target 8 that Christian Brothers Piano had seemed to vanish, leaving them without a clue about what happened to their pianos.
WOOD TV8 | February 19, 2018
Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student | Fox 17 Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student. The mother of the student at Western Guilford Middle School posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day and that she wants “justice.” Her son, Jose Escudero, told WGHP the incident started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Driver in Trump motorcade brought gun to the job | Fox 17 Driver in Trump motorcade brought gun to the job
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man hired to drive a press van in President Donald Trump’s Florida motorcade has been briefly detained by the Secret Service for bringing a firearm to the job. The weapon was discovered Monday during a security screening outside Mar-a-Lago as agents checked bags belonging to press and staff. The outside contractor hired to drive a van of journalists in the White House press pool was then pulled aside. He and the other drivers […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ turns 50 | Fox 17 ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ turns 50
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood. 50 years ago, ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ premiered nationwide, teaching a generation of children the importance of kindness, curiosity, self-worth and empathy. EARLY LIFE Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. At times his childhood was lonely, but it was during those early years that his imagination grew. “Fred spent a lot of time playing with puppets and having to come up with stories and create his own entertainment, so I […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
How to make the health food aisle less overwhelming | Fox 17 How to make the health food aisle less overwhelming
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Whether it’s a busy parent or just someone looking to take their health and fitness to a new level  at some point, many people might turn to dietary supplements to reach their goal. We talked with a certified fitness and nutrition expert from West Michigan about what supplements are beneficial and how to make the health food aisle a little less overwhelming. “I’ve been active my whole life. I’ve always loved working out,in high school I […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
UPDATE: Apartment pays $4,000 to janitorial service after months of runaround | Fox 17 UPDATE: Apartment pays $4,000 to janitorial service after months of runaround
ALLENDALE, Mich. — Nancy Compagner has finally received some compensation for cleaning services she provided an apartment complex in August. “I did get a check for $4,000,” Compagner said. She recalled, “Tuesday, I got the check. The next day. They overnighted it to me.” It’s the moment Compagner said she’s waited for for months. She said 48 West Apartments in Allendale gave her the runaround after she cleaned several units for them back in August. It never paid her. Not […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Big Goals Ahead for Hankins, Bulldogs | Fox 17 Big Goals Ahead for Hankins, Bulldogs
BIG RAPIDS, Mich –The Ferris State men’s basketball team clinched their second straight outright GLIAC title on Saturday with a 98-84 win over Northern Michigan. A lot of their success is thanks to last year’s GLIAC player of the year, Zach Hankins, who’s continued to develop even more this season. Hankins saying that leading Division II in blocks last year has certainly put him on the map. “After last year it is kinda tough because you come off the radar […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Pennsylvania court issues overhauled congressional map | Fox 17 Pennsylvania court issues overhauled congressional map
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court as they seek to protect their advantage in the U.S. House. The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Stabenow visits GRCC, advocates labor training | WOOD TV8 Stabenow visits GRCC, advocates labor training
A lack of properly trained workers is drawing the attention of employers and lawmakers.
WOOD TV8 | February 19, 2018
Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 | Fox 17 Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40 percent of its power from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by then, Patti Poppe said in an interview ahead of a public announcement Monday. She said the utility will also will rely on natural gas, […]
Fox 17 | February 19, 2018
Indiana Supreme Court: Lake Michigan shoreline open to all | Fox 17 Indiana Supreme Court: Lake Michigan shoreline open to all
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark decision that Lake Michigan’s shoreline is open to all, and adjacent property owners can’t exercise exclusive control of the beach between their homes and the water. The 4-0 ruling Wednesday sets the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between the state-owned land under Lake Michigan and the interests of private property owners, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported . The high water mark is defined as the line on the […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Kalamazoo issues Boil Water Advisory after water main break | Fox 17 Kalamazoo issues Boil Water Advisory after water main break
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The city of Kalamazoo has repaired a water main break on Oakhurst Avenue between South Westnedge Avenue and South Rose Street that resulted in a temporary loss of pressure. Consequently, a precautionary Boil Water Advisory is being issued in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking or ingestion or any consumptive uses within the affected area, including: Oakhurst Avenue – Between S. Westnedge Avenue (western boundary) to S. Rose […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Video shows Chicago jail inmates clapping for accused cop killer | Fox 17 Video shows Chicago jail inmates clapping for accused cop killer
CHICAGO, Ill – Cook County Jail officials said they plan to take action against several inmates who clapped for the man accused of shooting a Chicago police commander. The jail released video showing about five inmates clapping as Shomari Legghette walked into his court hearing on Thursday. Those inmates were being held in a cell waiting to see a judge when Legghette walked by. Legghette was charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Motorist hurt when vehicle overturns and hits tree in Cass County | Fox 17 Motorist hurt when vehicle overturns and hits tree in Cass County
CASS COUNTY, Mich. — A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash on a Cass County highway Sunday morning. According to Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke, at 7:25 a.m. Sunday deputies were dispatched to a crash with injuries on M-51 near Pokagon Street in Pokagon Township.  The investigation showed that Chad Strehlke, 44, of Decatur was northbound on M-51 attempting to pass another vehicle when Strehlke lost control of his vehicle, which left the roadway, rolled over and hit a tree. […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked Parkland school halls | Fox 17 Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked Parkland school halls
(CNN) — David Hogg found himself living a nightmare on Wednesday, hiding in a closet with classmates as a crazed gunman roamed the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unleashing a torrent of bullets on students and teachers. Huddled in the dark, trying to keep quiet to avoid the gunman, students called their parents to tell them in hushed voices that they loved them. “That’s kind of around the same time that I just had to pull […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
“No one should feel this” says parent advocating for gun violence reform | Fox 17 “No one should feel this” says parent advocating for gun violence reform
KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Organizers of an annual service for remembrance and action against gun violence never thought it would occur in the aftermath of another mass shooting. On Sunday the Galilee Baptist Church was full of people who have lost a loved one to gun violence. The service began with a moment of silence for the victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, though it didn’t stay silent for long. One by one, they approached the microphone […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Flood Watch issued for much of the area | Fox 17 Flood Watch issued for much of the area
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Watch for most of the FOX 17 viewing area, beginning at noon Monday and lasting until 5PM Wednesday. The NWS office in northern Indiana has yet to issue such a watch for our Indiana state line counties, but heavy rainfall is also possible in these areas. The first period of heavy rain is expected to come in on Monday afternoon: Future Track HD shows […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Actor leads police on chase because he didn’t want to miss performance | Fox 17 Actor leads police on chase because he didn’t want to miss performance
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – A community theater actor in Wisconsin is accused of leading deputies on a chase because he didn’t want to miss his performance in a play. 61-year-old David Neese was originally stopped Saturday by Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Deputies for a broken headlight. They quickly realized that Neese was wanted for theft, according to WITI. “In-house has it flagged, he has probable cause to be arrested,” the officer can be heard saying. When they tried to take him into […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
NAACP to address Forest Hills school board after blackface incident | Fox 17 NAACP to address Forest Hills school board after blackface incident
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Members of the NAACP Grand Rapids branch plan to address members of the Forest Hills school board after pictures of a Forest Hills Northern high school student wearing blackface. Several people posted photos on social media, showing a student in a classroom, wearing blackface, which is makeup that was used to portray racial stereotypes in the 19th Century. The organization is now encouraging concerned community members to attend the Forest Hills school board meeting at 7 […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Suspect at large after injuring woman during car theft | Fox 17 Suspect at large after injuring woman during car theft
PORTAGE, Mich. — Police are searching for a man who stole a woman’s car from her driveway. Portage police say the victim noticed a dark colored car driving by her home in the 5600 block of Lovers Lane around 1 a.m. Sunday before he got out and tried to steal the car. The car’s owner jumped in the passenger seat to try and stop the suspect, but he drove off with her still insde dragging her for a short distance. […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Whitecaps tickets go on sale this week | Fox 17 Whitecaps tickets go on sale this week
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Some people are already looking ahead to summer and spring and getting their plans together. If that is you, one option you have is West Michigan Whitecaps games. Tickets for games go on-sale on Tuesday, February 20th at 10 a.m. for their 25th season. A long with the first day of ticket sales, they will be set up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle on Tuesday. They will have free popcorn and […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Police investigate deadly crash in Alpine Township | Fox 17 Police investigate deadly crash in Alpine Township
ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened Sunday morning. Emergency crews arrived at the scene around 8:21 a.m. on Fruitridge Avenue north of 5 mile Road in Alpine Township. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby noticed a vehicle down in the ditch they believed to be unoccupied. Police say they found the driver inside the vehicle. The 2006 Chevrolet Impala  reportedly was traveling northbound, went off the road and struck a tree. […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Kent Co. Sheriff’s office to host active shooter training | Fox 17 Kent Co. Sheriff’s office to host active shooter training
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Following this week’s deadly Florida school shooting,  area law enforcement taking steps to better prepare and protect the people of West Michigan. The Kent County Sheriff’s office is planning to host a free active shooter training Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m.  at the Plainfield Township town hall.​ You’ll be able to learn different tactics and how to make a game plan should you ever be in such a tragedy. If you’re interested, you need to […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Senator Debbie Stabenow to unveil new jobs plan | Fox 17 Senator Debbie Stabenow to unveil new jobs plan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) plans to announce a new plan to ensure that every young adult is getting the skills they need for a good-paying job. This comes a year after meeting with business owners, labor leaders, educators and parents to discuss more opportunities for Michigan workers and students. ​The Democratic Senator is set to unveil her plan in a press conference on Monday at 11 a.m. at Grand Rapids Community College.
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Opening day announced for Muskegon’s first trampoline park | Fox 17 Opening day announced for Muskegon’s first trampoline park
MUSKEGON, Mich. —  We now know when Muskegon’s first indoor trampoline park plans to open its doors. Planet 3 Extreme Air Park plans to open mid-May inside the former Target building on Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon. This all depends on the final city inspections. The park will feature trampolines, even a ninja warrior course and also a dodge ball stadium. It’s also bringing more than 30  job opportunities to West Michigan.
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
Rain moves in to start the work week in West Michigan | Fox 17 Rain moves in to start the work week in West Michigan
WEST MICHIGAN – West Michigan will have a sun and cloud mix for the day with warmer temperatures as we work toward 40 degrees this afternoon. West Michigan can expect to see rain showers moving in from south to north on Monday. Outside of a slim chance for light rain showers or even some freezing rain early Monday morning in our southern counties, the main rain showers will not start until the lunch hour on Monday. West Michigan will have […]
Fox 17 | February 18, 2018
White Cloud police searching for fugitive | Fox 17 White Cloud police searching for fugitive
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. — Police are asking for your help tracking down a fugitive who remains at large. James Brady is  wanted on felony charges including a violation of the sex offender registration, motor vehicle theft, and destruction of property. Investigators also want to question him about other crimes. We’re told Brady is savvy with computers, and is usually at businesses and libraries with free Wifi. Police say he could be using an alias but often tells people he’s a […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
Hit-and-run driver in Kalamazoo crash facing charges | Fox 17 Hit-and-run driver in Kalamazoo crash facing charges
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A suspect accused of leaving the scene of an accident is now facing charges. Police in Kalamazoo say a suspect crashed into another car just before 1 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of West Kalamazoo Avenue and North Park Street. We’re told the driver tried to take off from the scene but was tracked down shortly after. The driver, only identified as a 31-year-old, was arrested and now faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident and […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
3 injured in restaurant pepper spray incident | Fox 17 3 injured in restaurant pepper spray incident
PORTAGE, Mich. — Police say three people were injured after being pepper sprayed inside an area restaurant. Portage police say it happened at the Riviera Maya restaurant on South Westnedge Avenue around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. We’re told there was a large crowd inside at the time making it hard for them to get inside. The victims tell police they we’re sprayed by a woman in the restaurant’s bathroom. No arrests have been made. If you know anything, call police.
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
Car hits power pole in Wyoming; police, fire, ambulances on-scene | Fox 17 Car hits power pole in Wyoming; police, fire, ambulances on-scene
WYOMING, Mich. —  Kent County dispatchers confirm the westbound lanes of 44th Street at Eastern Avenue are blocked off after an injury accident. The crash occurred at 44th Street and Julivan Avenue. That’s just east of Madison Avenue. Eastbound lanes were blocked at Madison Avenue by the Department of Public Works, per county dispatchers. They say a car hit a power pole around 6 p.m. Saturday, causing the vehicle to catch on fire. It was immediately unclear if another vehicle was […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
5th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan underway | Fox 17 5th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan underway
KENT COUNTY, Mich. —  From Muskegon to Grand Rapids, there are events across West Michigan this weekend all part of the 5th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan. It’s a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, archery, fencing, wrestling and more.
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
Stanley Cup making its way to West Michigan | Fox 17 Stanley Cup making its way to West Michigan
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Hockey enthusiasts will soon get the chance to see the coveted Stanley Cup. On March 9, the National Hockey League Trophy will be at the Wings Event Center for the K-Wings game. People who come out can take a picture with the cup through the end of the game. The Kelly Cup will also be there, it’s awarded to the champs of the ECHL, which is a mid-level hockey league that the K-Wings are in. The doors […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
Your new tech can cause problems for 911 dispatchers | Fox 17 Your new tech can cause problems for 911 dispatchers
OTTAWA COUNTY. Mich. – This week marks 50 years since the first 911 call was placed in the United States. Since then, first response has come a long way, as devices and technology has evolved. With the addition of cell phones, call centers received an entirely new way to communicate with those in need of help. And now, with the emergence of smart watches and voice-activated tech on the market, there’s an even newer one – sometimes, accidental. For example… […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018
3 arrested for Eastland Apartments armed robberies | Fox 17 3 arrested for Eastland Apartments armed robberies
KENTWOOD, Mich. — Two adults and a juvenile have been arrested for multiple armed robberies in the Eastland Apartments. On Saturday afternoon, the Kentwood Police Department announced that the two adult suspects are charged with armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and using a computer for a crime. Armed robbery and weapon charges are being requested for the juvenile suspect. Their names are being withheld until they are arraigned in court on Monday. Police said that on Friday, the three […]
Fox 17 | February 17, 2018