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Ann Marie LaFlamme is the host of West Michigan’s Most Wanted, working with authorities to help put the bad guys behind bars. She also produces the weekly Forever Home segment featuring foster children searching for families which has resulted in several adoptions. Those results have been recognized by the governor’s office.

Ann Marie joins us after working up north at 9&10 and FOX 32 as an anchor and reporter.

The Rochester Hills native graduated from Central Michigan University where she high jumped for the women’s track and field team.

In her free time Ann Marie enjoys spending time with her dog, cooking and coaching a baseball team for the West Michigan Miracle League.

Recent Articles
  • Cody Adoption

    “No kid should be in the system for 10 years:” Finding a forever home for 14-year-old Cody

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 14-year-old Cody has already spent a decade in the foster system, but still has hope that the right family is out there for him. Cody was taken away from his parents when he was four, and he and his three siblings were adopted by his grandparents, But both died unexpectedly within a year and a half. His three siblings have since been adopted into families, leaving him alone for far too long. It’s been a rough […]

  • Roundtree and Burrell Captured

    Captured: Two of West Michigan’s Most Wanted back behind bars

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Another one of West Michigan’s Most Wanted is behind bars after being featured on FOX 17. Vernon Burrell turned himself in to police Monday, authorities say, after seeing his story on “West Michigan’s Most Wanted” on FOX 17. He was featured with girlfriend Jaime Hughes, both parole absconders with felony warrants out of Grand Rapids for stealing Burrell’s grandmother’s credit card. Last week Hughes turned herself in as a result of our feature as well. Both […]

  • RonaldMoser

    John Balyo’s co-conspirator to tell federal judge he is “extremely sorry and ashamed”

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The man who partnered with disgraced West Michigan radio personality John Balyo to commit child sex crimes will face a federal judge for sentencing Wednesday. However, the prosecution’s presentencing memorandum against Ronald Moser was still sealed on Tuesday. His attorney’s is not. Moser has pled guilty to possessing child pornography and to the sexual exploitation of a child – but some of the evidence used against him is still in dispute, if you ask Moser’s lawyer […]

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    Featured Fugitives: Ryon & Wright

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Corrections has a caseload of parole absconders they team up with the U.S. Marshals to catch right here in West Michigan. Rebecca Ryon has been on the run since last month, with a felony warrant out of Wyoming for fraud and a civil warrant for contempt. The 25-year-old is 5’9” tall, 190 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. She has several tattoos, notably, “randy” and a Japanese symbol on her wrist […]

  • West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Christopher Miller

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Christopher Miller is a well-versed criminal who U.S. Marshals say knows how to avoid capture and is even willing to steal from his own family to get by. At just 26 years old, Miller is wanted statewide after running from police in cars and on foot, putting both the public and law enforcement in danger. “Mr. Miller started his, I’ll call it a mini crime spree, but he started in November of 2011 in Escanaba,” U.S. Marshals Task […]

  • Phoenix

    “Sometimes I feel like there’s an empty spot in me:” Finding a forever home for Phoenix

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Phoenix is a smart and eccentric 14-year-old boy who has been in the foster system for four years following the death of his mother. Though Phoenix misses her terribly and says no one can replace her, he’s desperate for a mother’s love and protection once again. “Sometimes I feel like there’s an empty spot in me,” he says, hoping loving parents can fill that void. Phoenix caught on quickly to all the activities at the MVP […]

  • K9 Sabre

    Kent County shows off new K-9, honors fallen K-9 officer

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new K-9 asset for the Kent County Sheriff’s Department honors the legacy of a fallen K-9 officer. Sabre is Kent County’s newest crime fighter, working in narcotics detection in tracking and aggression. He’s a two-year-old German shepherd from the Netherlands who began crime fighting in July and already is having success. It’s a big job with big “paws” to fill. He’s named after a fallen K-9 officer. Sabre is the right-hand companion to Kent County […]

  • WMMW Captured Jaime Hughes

    Hughes turns herself in after being featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Parole absconder Jaime Hughes is back behind bars. Authorities tell us Hughes turned herself in after being featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. She’s currently booked in the Kent County Jail. Hughes and boyfriend Vernon Burrell and are two parole absconders who opted to run from the law together. Both have felony warrants out of Grand Rapids after Burrell’s grandmother’s credit card went missing. Hughes began serving time in 2007, more recently locked up in 2011 […]

  • Foster Care Navigator

    “Every child deserves a family:” Becoming a foster parent in Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- As FOX 17 continues its Forever Home series, we’re answering questions viewers have had on getting involved with adoption. There are so many benefits to becoming a foster parent and so many children who need foster homes, so we sat down with an expert to learn the ins and outs of the process. “Because of the lack of homes available, there is overcrowding, there is a lot of children who are being moved more than should be […]