5 Things to know for Friday, August 1

The top five stories FOX 17 is covering this Friday:

1. 18-year-old stabbed and killed in Ottawa County; teen suspect arrested

Ottawa Co sheriff cruiser panel nightPolice say 16-year-old Victor Donaldson is accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old Japaris Rodgers around 11 p.m. on July 31 in Holland Township. According to police, Rodgers was walking along Riley Street near 132nd Avenue with friends when Donaldson stabbed him multiple times. Rodgers was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Donaldson was arrested and is expected to face open murder charges. Read more: 18-year-old stabbed and killed

 

2. 3-day cease-fire in Gaza crumbles

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour unconditional cease-fire, but that israel hamas conflict tanks generictruce appears to have unraveled as both sides accuse the other of violating the truce. It went into effect at 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Officials from Israel and Hamas said in text messages that the cease-fire was meant to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in Gaza. Read more: 3-day cease-fire appears to unravel

 

3. Did you see this? Detroit gets last laugh in Twitter war with Tampa Bay

tampa vs detroit 1After a big MLB trade that will bring David Price to the Tigers, Tampa Bay poked fun at Motown with a tweet that included a picture of a dilapidated building in Detroit next to a photo of a Tampa Bay beach. WJBK in Detroit replied with its own tweet, featuring a photo of an empty Tropicana Field next to a packed Comerica Park. See the tweets here: Detroit gets last laugh in Twitter feud

 

4. 17th annual Cops Fore Kids at Gracewil Country Club cops fore kids file

The all-day event teams law enforcement officers with juvenile offenders currently on probation as well as children from the Boys & Girls Club. The event is meant to promote positive interaction with law enforcement and youth. All teams will play a nine-hole scramble. Read more: Cops team up with kids for golf

 

5. 2014 Grandwich competition draws to a close

More than 30 grandwich2restaurants have been competing over the last few weeks for the winning title in this year’s Grandwich competition. The top 10 finalists include The Bistro, The Courtyard by Marriott, The B.O.B., Grand Rapids Brewing Company, HopCat, Stella’s Lounge, and more. Judges will pick the winner at Rosa Parks Circle. Read More: 2014 Grandwich Competition

 

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