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    Search for man suspected of setting ex’s bedroom on fire with her inside

    KPS NEWS RELEASE KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The search is underway for the man investigators say started his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom on fire with her inside. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is looking for 18-year-old Adam David Shigwadga.  He is a white male, 5’7″ tall and approximately 130 pounds.  He has shorter brown hair that the picture provided by detectives. “He is known to frequent the Kalamazoo south and east side as well as Paw Paw,” stated the news release Tuesday […]

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    Murder charge dropped against father of Baby Kate

    SEE MORE ON THIS STORY ON FOX 17 NEWS AT 4 P.M. LUDINGTON, Mich. — A murder charge was dropped Monday against Sean Phillips in the case of his daughter Katherine Phillips, known as ‘Baby Kate,’ according to sources. It comes after his preliminary hearing last July.  A judge said he would wait to make a decision to determine if there would be enough evidence for the case to go to trial.  Monday, sources confirmed the murder charge in the case […]

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    Search for man who broke into home, sexually assaulted woman

    COLDWATER, Mich. – The search is on for the man who police broke into a Coldwater home and sexually assaulted a woman last week. The following is a news release sent by the Coldwater Police Department: On 9/11/2014, an unknown male made entry into an occupied residence in the area of West Clarke Avenue and Fairfield Drive in the City of Coldwater. Once inside, it is reported that the intruder sexually assaulted a lone female resident. The male subject left […]

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    Silhouettes of gunmen atop UICA sparks ArtPrize entry controversy

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – An artist’s exhibit atop a downtown Grand Rapids building started causing controversy in the days leading up to ArtPrize. The silhouettes of what appear to depict soldiers – some with guns – were placed on top of the UICA building this week. The installation is called “there’s something happening here.” The name is lyrics from the Buffalo Springfield song “For what it’s worth.” The owner of the building is CWD Real Estate. Lisa Young, CWD’s marketing manager, told FOX 17 […]

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    Man falls ill to suspected West Nile Virus in Kent County

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. – The Kent County Health Department released information Thursday about a man who was sickened with suspected West Nile Virus. Here is the news release:   GRAND RAPIDS – The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) says that preliminary testing determined a man in his sixties suffered from West Nile Virus in August. It is the first case of illness this summer. The man was released from the hospital and continues to recover at home. KCHD is waiting for state […]

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    GR fire crews respond to possible hazardous materials situation

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Fire crews are responding to the area of Ann Street and Turner NW to investigate a possible hazardous materials situation. The Ann Street exit is being shut down to northbound and southbound U.S. 131. Alpine Avenue to Monroe is closed.  Turner Street to West River Drive is also closed. Crews were called at 1:25 p.m. to 521 Ann Street after reports a toxic substance may have been released.  We’re told it may be a chlorine leak. We’re […]

  • School threat may be ‘swatting’ incident; search for possible witness underway

    SEE FOX 17 STORIES ON PREVIOUS ‘SWATTING’ INCIDENTS IN OTTAWA COUNTY COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Investigators in Ottawa County are looking for a man who may be able to provide information following a possible ‘swatting’ incident at Coopersville Schools. The district was locked down Thursday afternoon during the incident. The following is a news release sent by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing to investigate the threat that was received yesterday regarding the Coopersville Area Schools.  As was released […]

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    Most of West Michigan under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    TRACK THE STORMS WITH US HERE WEST MICHIGAN-  The National Weather service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. for most of West Michigan excluding Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties. The impacted counties are: ALLEGAN BARRY BERRIEN BRANCH CALHOUN CASS CLINTON EATON GENESEE GRATIOT HILLSDALE HURON INGHAM IONIA JACKSON KALAMAZOO LAPEER LENAWEE LIVINGSTON MACOMB MONROE OAKLAND SAGINAW SANILAC SHIAWASSEE ST. CLAIR ST. JOSEPH TUSCOLA VAN BUREN WASHTENAW WAYNE THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER […]

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    Arrest made in Medawar Jewelers’ heist

    PREVIOUS STORIES ON THE HEISTS IN WEST MICHIGAN AND METRO DETROIT KENT COUNTY, Mich. – The FBI says it has made an arrest in a pair of Michigan jewelery store heists, one of them was in Kent County. The following is an FBI news release: A Philadelphia man was indicted yesterday on charges relating to two Michigan jewelry store robberies, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in […]