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Wintry blast knocks the power out for several thousand in Michigan | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN — Utility crews are working to restore electrical service to several thousand customers after wintry weather swept through the Midwest on Saturday. More than 20, 000 outages were reported statewide in Michigan at one point, with more than 13,000 customers in the dark in Berrien C...
Halloween Beer Tour offers a taste of fall flavors | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Get in the Halloween spirit with a spooky tour right here in West Michigan. One of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions begins its tour at Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on Friday October 26th. There will be pumpkin ales, hard ciders and oth...
Spread the Warmth campaign asking for winter clothing donations | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Heart of West Michigan United Way is holding a donation drive to prepare for winter. ‘Spread the Warmth‘ all begins Monday, October 22nd. They’re collecting hats, gloves, coats and other winter gear in both kids and adult sizes. You can drop off dona...
When you sprinkle salt, you’re getting more than just salt | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
Just like with bottled water, over 90% of the world’s table salt contains microplastics—enough that the average human ingests 2,000 pieces each year from salt alone, according to new research. It’s been known for years that microplastics are present in salt, per Quartz, but the surpr...
Baby carriers recalled for breaking buckles | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Eddie Bauer fabric infant carriers are being recalled because the buckles on the carriers can break. The company is aware of eight incidents where buckles have broken, but no injuries have been reported. They were sold exclusively at Target stores across the country betwe...
Section of Leonard to be temporarily closed | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One busy road on the northeast side of Grand Rapids is set to close for several days this week. Leonard just east of Plymouth will be shut down for utility work starting on Wednesday. The project is part of the construction of Kids’ Food Basket new location. The re...
Police department hosting drug take back event | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 21, 2018
KENTWOOD, Mich. — A West Michigan police department is hosting a prescription drug take back event. The take back is hosted by the Kentwood Police Department. On Saturday, October 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can drop off your unwanted prescription drugs at their headquarters at 4742 Walm...
More than 60 infant bodies found at another funeral home in Detroit | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
DETROIT, Mich.– Police have discovered dozens of fetuses in a second funeral home on the east side of the state. They raided the Perry Funeral Home near Warren on Friday where remains of 63 fetuses have now been removed. Conditions of the fetuses are not known as well as where they were store...
West Michigan police department participating in No-Shave Challenge | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
NEWAYGO, Mich.– You might be seeing officers with the Newaygo Police Department with some extra facial hair for the next couple of months. They are taking part in the No-Shave Challenge and will all have to pay a fine for it in December and it’s all for a good cause. It’s all for the d...
Get ready to run at the Zombie Dash 5k | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s the race against darkness in this 5k of Post-Apocalyptic streets and paths in Downtown GR. The Zombie Dash 5k race starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 6th Street Bridge Park. Runners will dodge zombies, to keep their ‘flag football’ life strips to...
Fall Harvest Fest in Grandville kicking off Saturday | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRANDVILLE, Mich.– The Grandville High School Harvest Fest is back and better than ever. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. The festival will have more than 170 booths, and kids can play on the indoor Halloween-themed miniature golf course, while the parents shop. Breakfast and l...
Schwarzenegger in East Lansing: ‘terminate gerrymandering’ with Prop 2 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
EAST LANSING, Mich.– Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger put the filming of Terminator 6 on hold to travel to East Lansing to rally for the anti-gerrymandering Proposal 2. The Hollywood star didn’t shy away from referencing his famous action series. “Let’s go once and f...
Mom warns about ‘choking game’ after 11-year-old son’s death | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
ELIZABETH, Colo. – A Colorado mother who lost her son is warning other parents about the so-called “choking game.” Tia Bodkins said the last thing she said to her 11-year-old son, Carson, was, “I love you very much I’m very proud of you,” before he went upstairs to pack f...
3 injured in South Haven during head-on crash | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich.– Police in South Haven responded to a head-on crash between a truck and a car Friday night. It happened on M140 near 24th Avenue just after 10 p.m. It took first responders nearly an hour to pull the 3 riders in the car from the wreck. All 3 were taken to the hospital by bot...
After lightning delay, MSU trails Michigan 7-0 at half | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
EAST LANSING, Mich. – After a lengthy lightning delay, Michigan led Michigan State by a score of 7-0 at halftime of their hotly contested Big Ten Conference college football matchup at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Michigan entered the game as a 7-point favorite. The Wolverines were rated...
After lengthy lightning delay, Michigan tops MSU 21-7 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan beat Michigan State 21-7 in a hotly contested Big Ten Conference college football matchup at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Michigan entered the game as a 7-point favorite. The Wolverines were rated No. 6 in the nation while the Spartans were ranked 24th. Fro...
Fenton man gets up to 60 years in prison for crash that killed 5 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a mid-Michigan man to 32½ to 60 years in prison for a two-car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan. Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Carrier of Fenton learned his punishment Friday after he pleaded no contest to five counts of second-degre...
GRPD: Falling board kills construction worker downtown | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  Grand Rapids Police say MiOSHA is investigating after a construction worker in downtown Grand Rapids was fatally struck by a falling board Saturday afternoon. It happened around 2:03 p.m.  GRPD Lieutenant Pat Merrill tells FOX 17 “a very long board” ̵...
John Ball Zoo goes “Boo!” for Halloween fun | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The John Ball Zoo is celebrating Halloween in true zoo fashion this year by transforming into a mystical world full of exotic creatures. Zoo goes “Boo!” is happening from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. both this weekend and next weekend (October 26th – 28th) kids and p...
1 dead after shooting in Muskegon Heights | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — A man is dead following a shooting outside a home Saturday evening. Chief of Muskegon Heights Police, Dr. Joseph E. Thomas, tells FOX 17 they received a 911 call just after 9:00 p.m. regarding multiple shots being fired in the 2800 block of Jefferson Street. Officers ...
19-year-old in critical condition after stabbing in Kalamazoo | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 19-year-old male is hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest. Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety tell us it happened just before 4 a.m. this morning near 1300 Fox Ridge Drive. The suspected attacker in the case is 23-year-old...
Coast Guard planning a No-Anchor Zone in Straits of Mackinac | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
MACKINAW CITY, Mich.– Federal authorities will soon enact a no-anchor zone in the Straits of Mackinac. Officials hope it will help in preventing further anchor strikes on lake-bottom utility lines. The restriction zone barring anchoring and loitering by certain boats in the Straits spans about...
Sexual assault reported near Hope College in Holland | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Saturday morning near Hope College. At 2 a.m. Saturday, two  21-year-old Hope female students were walking eastbound on the sidewalk of 14th Street near College Avenue, with the victim walking a short dist...
Wassink scores 3 TDs in Western Michigan’s 35-10 MAC win | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Jon Wassink rushed for a career-high three touchdowns — two in the final 12 minutes — and Western Michigan defeated Central Michigan 35-10 on Saturday, becoming bowl-eligible for a fifth season in a row. Wassink attempted only nine passes but directed a ground game...
Oro Cheese recalling products due to labeling mishap | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich.– Gena Inc. is recalling all of its cheese products due to a labeling mishap. Oro Cheese, produced by the Michigan based company in Shelby Township, is recalling the cheese products because the products do not follow labeling requirements for raw milk cheese, as outlined ...
Fatal head-on crash in Montcalm Township | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle accident Saturday that shut down a stretch of M-91 in Montcalm Township. It happened around 1:37 p.m., according to Montcalm County Central Dispatch, which says the highway reopened at 4:49 p.m. M-91/S. Greenville Road...
Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot: | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
LANSING, Mich.  — The numbers drawn for Saturday night’s estimated $470 million Powerball jackpot are: The nearly half-million-dollar kitty may not seem so large, when compared to the Mega Millions jackpot, which swelled to $1.6 billion after no one matched all of the numbers drawn in t...
God’s Roamin’ Kitchen bringing needed meals to rural West MI | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new food truck will be bringing meals to those who need them in rural West Michigan communities starting this week. God’s Kitchen, part of Catholic Charities of West Michigan, is introducing a new method of feeding the hungry.  Their God’s Roamin’ Kit...
Wind advisory issued for multiple counties | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN. — Wind advisories have been issued for several counties in West Michigan Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service out of Grand Rapids has issued the advisory for Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St Joseph, Cass, Branch and Calho...
Chemistry at Woodland Mall happening on Saturday | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Woodland Mall will be hosting local chemists on Saturday just in time for National Chemistry Week. Local American Chemical Society and chemistry clubs from local colleges, universities, and businesses are sponsoring demo booths. The theme this year is ‘Out of this World...
Death of man considered suspicious in Wyoming | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
WYOMING, Mich. — Police say they’re investigating a suspicious death in Wyoming. A man was found dead Friday evening around 5:20 p.m. on Plaster Creek Blvd. SW, between S. Division Ave and Buchanan Ave. Wyoming Department of Public Safety have since identified the deceased as 29-year-old...
A frigid fall day ahead on Saturday | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve already seen our high temperature after midnight in the mid 50s.  Temperatures have fallen a bit already, but they’re set to plummet by this afternoon. The first game of the day is Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing at noon.  Temperatures will start off ar...
Critics are calling Dear Abby’s answer on ‘foreign names’ racist | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 20, 2018
The “Dear Abby” advice column has been appearing in newspapers since 1956—and after a recent response to a question about “foreign names,” critics accused it of being stuck in that year. Columnist Jeanne Phillips was accused of racism after telling a reader that he was righ...
Bernie Sanders in Ann Arbor for Whitmer rally | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Senator Bernie Sanders is planning to be in Michigan to rally for democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer. The senator will guest speak at the Get Out and Vote rally, located in the Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is just one o...
Stadium vendor seen in pizza spitting video pleads guilty | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers’ home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has pleaded guilty in the case. Court records show Jaylon Kerley entered the plea Wednesday to one felony count and one misdemeano...
Woman reports to police Thursday-evening assault on GVSU campus | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — A 23-year-old woman from Allendale tells police she was molested on the Grand Valley State University campus Thursday evening. It happened around 6:23 p.m. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the woman told police she was walking south across Pierce Stre...
5 hospitalized after overnight fire in Muskegon | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Three people and two firefighters are hospitalized after a fire broke out in Muskegon overnight. It happened at a home in the 1600 block of Glade Street in Muskegon around 2 a.m. Friday. Muskegon Assistant Fire Chief Gordon Cole says crews arrived at the home to find three r...
Grand Rapids man to cycle Detroit marathon despite amputation | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A swim coach and teacher at East Grand Rapids High School is headed to Detroit this weekend to compete in the Detroit Free Press Marathon in his hand cycle. Chris Ingram was an avid runner in his younger years, competing in several triathlons.  But Ingram says he started...
Drugs, stolen guns found in car after Niles Twp. traffic stop: Police | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
NILES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say meth, hundreds of prescription pills and two stolen handguns were found in a vehicle after a traffic stop early Friday morning in Niles Township. The discovery was made after the driver of the car, 26-year-old Joseph John Blair of Mishawaka, Ind., was st...
Police investigate explosion at South Haven home | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. – Police in South Haven are looking for the person who set off an explosive device at a home in the 500 block of Humphrey Street. Police say the device was only partially detonated, but still blew a window out of the home.  The explosion happened around 4:00 a.m.  Police w...
Man enters plea in hit-and-run death of 6-year-old girl | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man has entered a plea in the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old girl in Muskegon Heights. Dakota Welch, 19, pleaded no contest on Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident causing injury or death and driving with a suspending license causing death. The Muskegon County Pr...
Look up as Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
(CNN) — The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world. The Orionid meteor shower may not be the most spectacular of the year, but it delights in other ways. The Orionids appear each year between October 2 and November 7. The peak occ...
Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a “tough cookie” and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula on Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg...
Saudi state media confirms journalist is dead; 18 arrested | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
(AP) – Saudi state-run media is reporting that prosecutors in the kingdom believe Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a quarrel. State media also quotes prosecutors as saying 18 Saudi nationals are being held on suspicion of being involved in the Washi...
Women steals, then crashes ambulance | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
SCRANTON, Pa. – A woman is in trouble after she led police on a chase in a stolen ambulance. It all started around 11 p.m. on Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton when a medic realized an ambulance was missing, according to WNEP. That person called emergency communication...
Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 50 dead | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, a Congress party leader said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punj...
Numbers for Mega Millions drawn: 15-23-53-65-70 and Mega Ball: 7 | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
LANSING, Mich.  —  The second-largest Michigan lottery drawing ever at 11 p.m. Friday night produced these numbers: 15-23-53-65-70 and Mega Ball: 7 Between the Mega Millions jackpot Friday night ($1 billion) and the Powerball jackpot drawing slated for Saturday night, the combined cash payo...
Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at ...
PFAS found in groundwater near former Lacks plant | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
LANSING, Mich. – The State of Michigan has found another West Michigan area contaminated by PFAS from a former factory. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tested a “purge well” and four other groundwater sites in mid-September around the former Lacks Industries –...
Snyder appoints Calley, 6 top aides to university boards | Fox 17
Fox 17 | October 19, 2018
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed seven current or former top administration officials to serve on university boards. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and lobbyist Dennis Muchmore, Snyder’s former chief of staff, were named to Oakland University’s board Friday. Senior adviser R...