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Petco grants 10,000 to Michigan Pet Fund Alliance | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Petco foundation is granting 10 thousand dollars to the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. The grant will allow the the alliance to host the ‘Getting to the goal No Kill Conference’ in Kalamazoo. The conference is expected to be held in September at the Radisson Pla...
Man shot to death, woman wounded in Muskegon | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man was shot to death and a woman was hospitalized with gunshot wounds in Muskegon early Sunday. At 7:23 a.m. Sunday, Muskegon Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Merrill Avenue on a report of people who had just been shot. Upon arriving ...
15th Annual UCOM Benefit Concert | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Annual United Church Outreach Ministry Benefit Concert is back. The event is happening Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plymouth United Church of Christ. There is a silent auction starting at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. It will feature different jazz an...
Today is Earth Day — from just an idea to a global holiday | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
Today is Earth Day 2018. It all started in the United States in 1970 and has been embraced by nearly every country in the world over the past 48 years. Earth Day events happen all over the globe and this year’s theme is to end plastic pollution. It’s hard to imagine now, but fifty years ago,...
Woman with Alzheimer’s missing in Newaygo County | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Authorities are searching for a missing 72-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Newaygo County Emergency Services said the woman is missing from the  Diamond Lake area. They described her at 72 years of age with red/gray hair wearing a gray sweats...
Gazelle Girl 5k, 10k, and half marathon | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Women are lacing up their running shoes in support of the Gazelle Girl 5k, 10k and half marathon. The races start at 8 a.m. at the Calder Plaza and continue until the last person crosses the finish line. Proceeds from the event benefit four different charities, helping wo...
Kalamazoo gun and knife show | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Many gun enthusiast are gearing up for the Kalamazoo Gun and Knife show. It’s happening at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is six dollars, and kids 12 and under are free. No one under 18 is allowed in without a parent or guardian. For ...
Target brings back car seat trade-in event | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 22, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Car owners you now have a place to toss your old car seat, or upgrade to a new one or new style, thanks to Target. The trade-in event is in honor of earth month which starts Sunday through May 5th. Customers can take their old car seat to the drop-off box at any Target...
Fire department fundraiser for family’s 6-year-old daughter | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich.– The fire department of Ganges Township is holding a fundraiser for a family, who’s 6-year-old daughter, Avery June, is undergoing clinical treatments. Happening on Friday, April 21st, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Glenn Community Center and Ganges fire department....
High school rowing team members rescued from Detroit River | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Three members of a high school rowing team were rescued from the Detroit River after choppy waters flooded their boat. The U.S. Coast Guard says two members of the Grosse Ile High School rowing team were pulled from the water Saturday morning. A third crew member ...
Occupant burned as flames destroy Muskegon Township home | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A resident received burns as fire destroyed a house Friday night. This happened at about 10 p.m. Friday in the 3400 block of Verna Street in Muskegon Township. The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department says one person was home at the time of the blaze and was ta...
Shooting & chase end with 2 arrests in Calhoun County | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — A shooting and police chase that started in Albion wound through Calhoun County and ended with two arrests in Battle Creek on Friday evening. At 6:22 p.m. Friday, the Albion Department of Public Safety was dispatched to 707 1/2 N. Monroe St. on a report of a possible sh...
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is laid to rest | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
HOUSTON (CNN) — The funeral of Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty, has just finished in Texas, with family and friends gathering to pay their respects and celebrate the life of the former first lady. Bush, only the second woman in US history to have had a husband and...
‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack arrested for sex trafficking | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent’s clever confidant Chloe on CW’s “Smallville,” was indicted on Friday on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released ...
Heels for Meals | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
MUSKEGON, Mich. —  If you’re looking to get dressed up plus help a special cause, “Heels for Meals” is happening Saturday in Muskegon. The event taking place at Bella Maria’s event center from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the ‘Meals on Wheels’...
Scouts donate $1,000 from cookie sales to hospital | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Saturday, a group of area Girl Scouts delivered a $1,000 check from this year’s cookie sales to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The girls from Troop 4815 in Cedar Springs decided months ago that the proceeds from their annual cookie sales would go to the c...
‘E-Z Memorial Run/Walk’ for fallen officer Eric Zapata | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich.– It’s been nearly seven years since Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer, Eric Zapata, was shot and killed in the line of duty and a ‘Memorial Run/Walk’ will take place Friday in his honor. The “E-Z Memorial Run/Walk” kicks off at 7 a.m. with registration ...
Barbara Bush buried at presidential library | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been laid to rest at her husband’s presidential library in Texas. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says the ceremony was “a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. It would have been exactly wha...
Ramp closures will impact drivers near Rockford | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Road construction is in full swing, and drivers may have to find alternative routes in northern Kent County in the coming days and weeks. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced projects in the Rockford area that are set to begin at 6 a.m. on Monday. Officials ...
Castellanos lifts Tigers to 12-4 win over Royals | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
(AP) — Nicholas Castellanos homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Kansas City Royals 12-4 on Saturday. The Tigers have won five of six. Detroit broke a 3-all tie with three runs in the fifth on a day when both starting pitchers were in almost constant trouble. Mike Fie...
Reptile and exotic animal expo | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — If you’re thinking about getting a pet and want to check out some exotic options, then the family can head on over to the reptile and exotic animal expo. The event is happening at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center on Lake St.  Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. You can...
A beautiful weekend across West Michigan | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN – We will have a great weekend around town with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Saturday we will have filtered sunshine with high cloud cover coming off of a system to our west which will work south of our region. Temperatures will warm back to average seasonable highs fo...
MSU protests call for Engler’s resignation | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
LANSING, Mich.-  Calls for change rang out on the campus of Michigan State University Friday night. Several protestors, telling those in leadership, that they need to step down. The positions included: Interim President, John Engler and the Board of Trustees. All this in the wake of the Larry Nassa...
Moose rally to take Game 1 of playoff opener vs. Griffins | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
MANITOBA, Canada — The defending Calder Cup-champion Grand Rapids Griffins find themselves down one-game-to-none to the  Moose in their opening-round playoff series. Manitoba drew first blood Saturday on its home ice in Game One of the best-of-five series, 3-2. The Griffins held a 2-1 lead wi...
Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
(CNN) — Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts Saturday. Troyer was 49. No cause of death was immediately released. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wan...
Supporting Avery: Fundraising efforts help little girl fighting rare brain cancer | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN  –It’s one of the most resistant of all cancers to chemotherapy that affects children. Two months ago,  6-year-old Avery June Betts was diagnosed with a serious brain tumor: a type of cancer called Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG. There is no known ...
Barbara Bush was ‘First Lady of the Greatest Generation’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled the church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion ...
Flint PBS station to stop broadcasting on Monday | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 21, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — A central Michigan PBS station will soon stop broadcasting after the university that owns it opted to sell it off. The Detroit Free Press reports that Flint-based station WCMZ-TV will go off the air Monday. The station was controlled by Central Michigan University, which sold it f...
Woman lost 2 sons in same night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life’s work | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
GRANGER, Ind. – “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school gr...
It’s time you learned how 4/20 became ‘Weed Day’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’...
FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
(AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. The agency said the order affects 352 engines in the U.S. on new-generation twin-en...
Record Store Day 2018: As vinyl sales surge, a look back at the celebration’s beginnings | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
CHICAGO – The vinyl record, it’s not just for parents and grandparents anymore as record sales and the independent record store have had a resurgence in popularity in the last decade. Now there is even a day to celebrate! For one Saturday every April, people come together in countries across the...
Police: 2 injured during stabbing over parking space at Walmart | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Police say they are investigating after an apparent stabbing at Walmart. It happened on Friday evening in the 6000 block of B. Drive North near Battle Creek, according to Emmett Township Department of Public Safety. An argument over a parking space reportedly led to the...
Police: 2 shot during argument over parking space at Walmart | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Police say they are investigating after a shooting in the parking lot at an area Walmart Store. It happened on Friday evening in the 6000 block of B. Drive North near Battle Creek. An argument over a parking space reportedly led to the shooting, which left two people we...
Man missing from Kalamazoo; has medical issues | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Kalamazoo County Sheriff is asking for help in finding a missing man. Jamie Sigureur Klein, 37, was last seen in the area of Westnedge and Cork Street in Kalamazoo on Wednesday. Klein is described as being 5’9″, 300 lbs., with medium length gray hair a...
Grand Rapids students release hand-raised salmon into Grand River | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
ADA, Mich. — Salmon raised in the classroom are now off to their new lives in the Grand River. It’s a Stepping Stones Montessori School project that had students getting outdoors on Friday. Students at the school are releasing their hand-raised salmon into the river, the culmination of a six...
Child suffers minor injuries when car hits house in Grand Rapids | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A child was hurt Friday morning when a car hit a house in northwest Grand Rapids. The crash happened about 8:00 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Bridge Street NW. Police say the force of the crash knocked a TV off a wall inside and it fell on the hand of a child.  The chi...
New Holland Brewing to open location in Battle Creek | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – New Holland Brewing Company will be expanding in the next year to Battle Creek. The brewer was founded in Holland, Michigan and also has a location in Grand Rapids called The Knickerbocker.  The new location will be at 64 W. Michigan Avenue. Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) ...
I-96 eastbound closed at Alpine Avenue: Here are detours | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
WALKER, Mich. — Eastbound I-96 at Alpine Avenue is now closed; here is what you will be dealing with now: The eastbound 96 split to the left just after Alpine Avenue is the site of the closure. The freeway will be closed all the way to Plainfield Avenue. No access to northbound US-131. No acce...
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the first-term governor’s legal woes. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier char...
‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack arrested for alleged role in sex trafficking case | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
(CNN) — Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent’s clever confidant Chloe on CW’s “Smallville,” was indicted on Friday on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Just...
Suspects assault man, take backpack | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Three men were arrested Thursday after two of them allegedly assaulted a man, took his backpack and fled the scene near the intersection of West Michigan Avenue and Westmoreland Avenue in Kalamazoo. Using a K-9 to track the two suspects, officers were able to apprehend them ...
CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopp...
Three-vehicle crash on I-196 downtown | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Friday morning commute had some issues with a major construction project closing eastbound I-96 at Alpine Avenue. Traffic was backed up onto southbound U.S. 131, a detour route.  Other backups clogged area highways, including this one on eastbound I-196 just before t...
Karolyis: ‘No way’ they knew about gymnastic doctor’s behavior | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring aft...
Police advertise 4/20 contest to find person with ‘the most marijuana’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
YOUNGSVILLE, La. – Think you’ve got the most impressive marijuana stash? A Louisiana police department is encouraging pot smokers to prove it. The 20th of April, commonly known as 4/20, has become an annual international holiday for THC fans, despite the fact that the drug is still illegal i...
Is MoviePass too good to be true? Company needs funding | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
(CNN Money) — Will the meteoric, feelgood rise of movie subscription service MoviePass end like a cliché Hollywood melodramatic tearjerker? MoviePass, which buys tickets from theaters and offers them to subscribers, is losing money. That’s not a shocker, considering members pay just $7....
President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years. After a few moments, an aide came forward to help Bush with his...
Classes canceled after gunfire hits Jackson, Michigan school | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Classes are canceled at a school district in southern Michigan a day after gunfire apparently from a nearby neighborhood shattered windows of two occupied high school classrooms. No one was injured at Jackson High School in Thursday afternoon’s shooting. The Jackson Cit...
In lawsuit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance | Fox 17
Fox 17 | April 20, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, Trump’s son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and Wikileaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election by breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens...