5 Things to know for Monday, August 18

The top 5 stories FOX 17 is covering this Monday:

1. One person killed and another injured in crash between car and motorcycle

holland motorcycle crashOne person died on Monday, after a crash involving their motorcycle and a car in Holland Township. The crash happened on James Street between 112th and 120th avenues. Dispatchers say that in addition to the fatality, one person inside the car has unknown injuries. At last check, no other details were available. Read more: 1 killed, another injured in crash between car and motorcycle ends

2. National Guard deployed amid violence in Missouri

missouri latestMissouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed an executive order deploying national Guard troops to Ferguson, following chaotic protests and fierce clashes between police and the community. It stems from an incident where a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a teenager who was unarmed. Tensions continued escalating after autopsy results revealed that Brown was shot six times. The latest protests led to the shootings of two civilians and protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at police. Several businesses have also been looted or vandalized. Read more: National Guard deployed to Ferguson as clashes intensify

3. It’s move-in week at GVSU

Colleges and univegvsu move in genericrsities are welcoming new and returning students for the upcoming school year, and move-in week at Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus is underway. According to the school’s website, about 6,000 students are scheduled to move in this week. President Thomas Haas, alumni, and staff will be available to help students move, as well as campus security, which will direct families to where they need to go. GVSU is also asking students to post stories and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #gvsumovein. Read more: GVSU using social media in this year’s move-in week

4. Hudsonville fair kicks off this week

Photo courtesy: Hudsonville Community Fair Facebook page

Photo courtesy: Hudsonville Community Fair Facebook page

The Hudsonville Fair begins on August 18 and runs all week long. It features 4-H events, tractor pulls, motocross races, and mud runs. The fair runs from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily, and admission for adults 12 and over costs $3. Children under 12 are free. Parking is also free, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, shuttle buses will be available to take visitors from the parking lots to the fairgrounds. Read more: What’s on tap at the Hudsonville Fair

5. ALS ice bucket campaign raises more than $13.3 million

gov snyder ice bucket challengeA fundraising campaign for the ALS Association called the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on social media, and in just a few weeks, has raised an unprecedented amount of money. Celebrities including Jack Black, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Conan O’Brien have gotten involved, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is now part of that list. At this time last year, the ALS Association received $1.7 million, but so far this year, the association has received more than $13.3 million. Read more: ALS Association surpasses $13.3 million in donations from ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

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