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Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of opioid drugs, whether heroin o...
Alex Jones, InfoWars accused of destroying evidence related to Sandy Hook suit | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
Attorneys representing the father of a Sandy Hook shooting victim alleged Friday that far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones destroyed evidence related to their defamation lawsuit against him. In a motion filed in a Texas state court on behalf of Neil Heslin, the plaintiff’s lawyers said tha...
1 person shot during car theft in Portage | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
PORTAGE, Mich.– An investigation is underway after a man was shot during a car theft Friday night. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Charles Street in Portage around 10:30 p.m. Police say the man was held at gunpoint while multiple suspects were attempting to steal his vehicle and whe...
1 person shot during car theft in Kalamazoo | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich.– An investigation is underway after a man was shot during a car theft Friday night. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Charles Street in Kalamazoo around 10:30 p.m. Police say the man was held at gunpoint while multiple suspects were attempting to steal his vehicle and...
Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — Davis Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit Lions 30-17 Friday night. Webb was 14 of 20 for 140 yards with an 8-yard TD pass to Wayne Gallman Jr., who scored ...
Teen motorcycle rider hurt in Ottawa County crash | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenage motorcycle rider was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night. At 10:37 p.m. Friday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an accident with injuries on Greenly Street east of Snip Drive in Holland Township. The investigation s...
Grand Rapids Art Museum encouraging arts for all | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Art Museum is doing their part to help low-income families enjoy the arts. The Grand Rapids Art Museum joined the national “Museums for All” access program, which gives free admission to over 200 museums across the country. As part of that ...
Car crashes into tree in Kalamazoo County; driver critically injured | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
BRADY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an injury accident that saw a car slam into a tree. Only one vehicle was involved. Sheriff’s deputies, South County Fire crews and Pride Care EMS were dispatched to Portage Road near Clyde Street around ...
Mauer pinch-hit homer helps Twins to 5-4 win over Tigers | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Joe Mauer hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday night. Eddie Rosario and Tyler Austin added solo home runs for Minnesota, which finally broke through against Detroit starter Matt Boyd to ...
Early morning gunfire leaves one man in hospital | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.– Authorities say one man is recovering this morning after being shot in Battle Creek early Saturday morning. Shots fired just before 2 a.m. in the area of SW Capital Avenue and Eldred Street. Deputies tell us the man was dropped off at Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek by a...
Fire destroys Nichols Road home in Battle Creek | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Everyone inside escaped safely as a Friday night blaze destroyed a single-family house. At 9:41 p.m. Friday, the Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a report of flames at a home at 4205 Nichols Road. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found a single-family, o...
Nurse says Dearborn hospital ‘accommodated racism’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly honoring a patient’s request to not be cared for by a black woman. Teoka Williams filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn. She alleges that the health system violated federal and state civil ri...
2 suffer non-life-threatening injuries in Kalamazoo rollover crash | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two drivers were injured in a rollover accident Saturday afternoon. At 2:12 p.m. Saturday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a rollover crash at the intersection of North Sage Street and West Main Street. Upon arriving at the scene, off...
Family struggled with debt before his arrest for killing wife, daughters | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
FREDERICK, Colo. (CNN) — Chris and Shanann Watts detailed their life on social media. They shared photos of beach vacations to San Diego and screengrabs of lovey-dovey text messages. They gushed about their daughters, Bella and Celeste, and posted photos of the little girls’ gap-toothed ...
Ionia Co. kids raising money for older brother’s heart, double lung transplant | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
IONIA, Mich. — A family in Ionia County is working to give one of their own a second chance at life. Sean Smith-Herroon, 23, was born with primary pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that can lead to heart failure. When he was a baby, doctors told his parents he wouldn’t live...
South Pier in Grand Haven reopens | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — After nearly 2 years of construction, work on the South pier in Grand Haven is complete and it’s once again open to the public. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working on removing the old damaged concrete surface and replacing it with a fresh new layer. Pe...
Family says funeral home cremated woman by mistake, gave ashes to wrong family | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
HOUSTON — A Texas family is suing a funeral home accused of cremating a woman who was supposed to be buried, then giving her ashes to another family. Roberta Salazar’s relatives say the 79-year-old helped plan her own funeral, down to the dress she would wear. Instead of embalming Salazar...
Fans continue to honor Aretha Franklin, say she “represented Detroit” | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. — Fans continued to celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin for a second straight day. Dozens brought more balloons and flowers to lay at the memorial created for her Thursday  in front of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she worshipped as a child. Others chose to honor he...
Tap your toe and swing into style at GRandJazzFest 2018 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Get ready to break out your jazz hands over the weekend for the 6th annual GRandJazzFest. Beats will be dropping at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and runs through Sunday. Steve Grove, also known as “Euge Grove...
Big cleanup necessary on I-96 after truck hauling watermelons crashes | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crews had a hefty cleanup job after a crash involving a truck hauling watermelons in mid-Michigan. The Ingham County sheriff’s office says the truck on Friday hit another truck carrying plastic products that was stopped with a flat tire along the shoulder of westboun...
Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless dis...
Get to know first responders at the annual Remembrance Car Cruise | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
WALKER, Mich. — The annual Remembrance Car Cruise is raising money for a good cause. The Remembrance Car Cruise raises money for the group “Thin Blue Line Michigan,” which helps families of fallen officers. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and runs until 1 p.m in Walker....
Ohio State faces federal investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by school doctor | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
The US Department of Education has opened an investigation into The Ohio State University’s handling of former students’ allegations of sexual misconduct by a school doctor, according to the university. The federal investigation will be conducted by the department’s Office for Civi...
This Georgia missing child case led to a stunning discovery in New Mexico | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
The grim discovery of 11 emaciated children on a filthy New Mexico compound, along with a cache of guns and the remains of a small boy has captured headlines for days. It has become a case in which prosecutors allege that a family sequestered itself in a remote town to plot violence — and that...
105-year-old veteran of 3 wars finally gets diploma 83 years late | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Centenarian Bill Vogt celebrated a date 83 years in the making Thursday, finally receiving his diploma from San Diego State University. Vogt is the last remaining SDSU student to have attended classes at the school’s old campus in University Heights, and though he graduated i...
Non-traditional rally encourages acts of kindness | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Teams will compete to complete kindness challenges at the first ever Kindness Rally, hosted by the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. The day of compassion kicks off Saturday at noon, at the Grand Rapids Chamber on Monroe Ave. Each team is required to have four to five people...
15-year-old boy’s organ donation saves 9-year-old Texas girl’s life | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
Independence, MO (WDAF) — An Independence couple is raising awareness about organ donation after their 15-year-old son saved a little girl’s life. Bret and Eula Motelet said they’re able to better cope with the loss of their son because his heart beats on in someone else. “Just a...
Heat and humidity for the weekend in West Michigan | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN – Hazy sunshine to kick off this weekend after a foggy start to our Saturday. Temperatures will build into the lower 80s with dew point still in the 60s keeping us muggy. Dew points will very slowly decrease through the weekend. We will stay mostly dry with a slim chance to see an is...
The race to get back to school continues at the Berlin Raceway | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
MARNE, Mich. — Organizers at Berlin Raceway are trying to get little ones started off on the right foot for the next academic year with Kid’s Night. It runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, with free admission being offered to kids 11 and under. Families will have the chance to en...
Parchment water distribution resumes – but at a new location | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  Residents of the City of Parchment and Cooper Township with contaminated well water can now pick up cases of bottled water at Haven Reformed Church in Kalamazoo. And they’ll be able to pick up additional cases, now that the distributions will be only three days a wee...
Colorado girls’ bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 18, 2018
FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls’ father against accusations that he killed his children and wife. The m...
Adorable, high maintenance fat cat Bruno seeks a permanent home | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
MORTON GROVE, Ill. — A fat cat in the Chicago suburbs is getting a lot of attention after a shelter posted an adoption ad describing the unique feline. Bruno came to Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove in April and has been stealing hearts ever since, according to the shelter at 5915 N. Lincoln A...
WMU officer passes away unexpectedly, community mourns | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Western Michigan Public Safety Department and the community of Kalamazoo are mourning the unexpected loss of Officer Todd Havener. It is unknown how Havener died but according to a Facebook post by the WMU Public Safety Department, he passed away at his home.
Man tried to help teen killed in US-131 crash: ‘We did everything we could’ | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager died and several others were injured after a crash along northbound US-131 near West River Drive in Plainfield Township Wednesday night. The three-car crash killed 14-year-old Andy Larson, who was riding in a van with his family.  A man who stopped to t...
Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
CHATSWORTH, Ga. — An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report. Martha Al-Bishara was arrested for criminal trespass and obstruction of a police officer, ac...
Motorcyclist injured after collision with mail-delivery vehicle | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  A motorcyclist is beginning to recuperate from serious injuries after colliding with a mail-delivery vehicle in Fruitland Township. A news release issued by the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office did not indicate what time the crash occurred, but said it hap...
Boy, 4, left inside hot day care van honks horn until he is rescued | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
ATLANTA — A 4-year-old boy left inside a hot day care van repeatedly honked the horn until he was rescued by a neighbor, according to WSB-TV. Police responded to Evelyn Redmond Christian Academy at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on July 2 after a woman called 911 and told dispatchers s...
Bodies of 2 girls allegedly murdered in Colorado found in oil and gas tanks, report says | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
FREDERICK, Colo. — The bodies of two young girls allegedly murdered by their father were found inside “mostly full” oil and gas tanks, according to KMGH. Christopher Watts, 33, has reportedly confessed to murdering his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters. The bodies of...
Two vehicle crash closes intersection in Byron Township | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — At least one person is seriously injured in a crash at the intersection of 92nd Street and Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township. There were two vehicles involved with this crash, a dump truck and a Subaru. Aero Med was called to assist but was unable to land.
1 dead, 4 injured in Comstock Twp. crash | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A woman died and four other people were injured after a two-car crash Friday in Comstock Township. The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling along 31st Street pulled out in front of another car at E. G Avenue, according to the Kalamazoo County Sh...
Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will ta...
US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. The State Department said it had notified Congress on Friday that it would n...
President Trump says he has cancelled military parade | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veteran’s Day military parade in November, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag. Trump on Twitter accused local politicians of price-gouging, although much of the projected $92 million price was ...
Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.̶...
Detroit lawmaker apologizes for calling opponent racial slur | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate. The Detroit News reports that Rep. Bettie Cook Scott issued an apology Thursday after accountability group Progress Michigan revealed Scott used racial slurs to refer ...
Investigation prompts heavy police presence on Grand Rapids NW side | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Authorities with the Grand Rapids Police Department say several officers are assisting with an on-going investigation taking place on Grand Rapids’ northwest side. The situation first involved the possibility of a barricaded subject in a home near the 1500 block of W...
Buchanan Elementary open house shows $14 million renovations | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids Elementary School is going back to school in style this year with a brand new building. Some of Buchanan Elementary’s original building was redone to stay true to the school’s roots. But the new building includes a brand new entrance with added ...
Grand Haven south pier to reopen with special celebration | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — After nearly two years of construction, the City of Grand Haven is set to reopen the south pier Saturday, weather permitting. The public is invited to come out for the Picnic on the Pier event from 6-8 p.m. to enjoy the pier and the view. Tables and chairs will be provided...
Man’s body found in Grand Haven wooded area | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A 23-year-old man with ties to the Grand Haven area was found dead earlier this week in a tent. The Public Safety Department reports the man was found Tuesday in a tent in the Mulligan’s Hollow wooded area. The man’s name has not been released. The cause of the...
Water distribution moves for Parchment residents | Fox 17
Fox 17 | August 17, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Water distribution for residents of Parchment dealing with contamination in their wells is changing location. The distribution is moving from Parchment High School to Haven Reformed Church at 5350 N. Sprinkle Road starting on Saturday.  There is no water distribution availa...