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Ann Marie LaFlamme is thrilled to be in West Michigan as a part of the FOX 17 News Team. She’s a Central Michigan University graduate, where she high-jumped for the women’s Track & Field team and caught the broadcasting bug while anchoring News Central at the student-run station.

Ann Marie started her career in Northern Michigan at 9&10 News and FOX 32, where she was a reporter and anchor.

Originally from Rochester Hills, Ann Marie loves covering breaking news and investigating stories that impact Our West Michigan.

In her free time you’ll find her walking her dog, cooking, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.


Recent Articles
  • Kent County Health Department

    Person ‘under surveillance’ for Ebola in Kent County after returning from West Africa

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A person in Kent County is being monitored for Ebola after returning from West Africa, the Health Department announced Friday. It’s a first for West Michigan and The Kent County Health Department says this person is at a very low risk. They are not in quarantine but are currently being monitored twice a day by the health department. “That individual’s temperature is great, their health is great,” Adam London, director of the Kent County Health Department, said. […]

  • Jacob Adoption

    Finding a forever home for Jacob

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As FOX 17 continues our “Forever Home” series we’re introducing you to Jacob. He’s a self-described hard worker and, at 15 years old, has only three years left to find a family. Jacob is hoping someone will take a chance on giving him the love he so desperately dreams of. “I don’t have no family right now,” he says. “It would be nice to spend time with someone.” He’s been looking for a family for more […]

  • Notos Charity Wine Fest

    Noto’s Charity Wine Fest “Bringing food and wine together in our community”

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A taste of Italy is coming to Grand Rapids on Friday. Noto’s Old World Italian Dining on 28th Street is hosting a charity wine festival featuring more than 300 wines from across the world. “Friday night Lori’s Voice has been invited to the Noto’s Italian Restaurant charity wine and we’re really excited because we’ve never done this before,” Lori Hastings of Lori’s Voice said. Noto’s is pairing up with Lori’s Voice and four other charities for their […]

  • Monument Park

    Monument Park unveils new renovations

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nearly $1 million worth of renovations were unveiled at Monument Park in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The Civil War monument has stood at the corner of Fulton and Division since 1885. It’s the first Civil War monument honoring the efforts of women – along with the first to include a fountain. The renovations were made possible by the City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. They include the relocation and refurbishment of the […]

  • Larry Henton

    West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Larry Henton

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- He’s a known ‘cocaine mule’ running drugs in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas. At 63-years-old, he’s stacked one of the longest criminal wrap sheets U.S. Marshals have ever seen. Larry Henton has been on the run since 2007, but he’s not a hermit. He’s been spotted on the streets and partying in the Grand Rapids area. Authorities say he’s pushing dangerous drugs and needs to be stopped, making him one of West Michigan’s Most Wanted. “When […]

  • Jessica Heeringa1

    Norton Shores officials send info on Heeringa disappearance to investigators in Indiana serial killer case

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — The discovery of seven women’s bodies in Gary, Ind., is prompting the Norton Shores Police Department to contact investigators in that case and make them aware of the continued search for Jessica Heeringa. It’s been nearly a year and a half since Heeringa, who was 25 at the time, was abducted while working at a Norton Shores gas station. As investigators continue examining every tip and lead, the case of a possible serial killer just 150 […]

  • ebola spreading

    Michigan Nurses Association has “grave concerns” about Ebola unpreparedness

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- There is “grave concern” from nurses across the state who say they’re not prepared to deal with Ebola patients at many hospitals here in Michigan. John Armelagos, president of the Michigan Nurses Association, says four in five nurses say they are not prepared to care for Ebola patients. It’s an issue Governor Snyder says the state is being vigilant about, but now health care workers are demanding state and national mandates. In wake of two nurses contracting […]

  • Janelle Adoption

    Finding a forever home for Janelle

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Janelle is a high school sophomore who just turned 16. She’s creative, very well-spoken, and – after nine years in the foster system – she’s hoping a family will open their home and hearts to her. Janelle says she wanted to look very nice for her interview with FOX 17, pulling out all the stops, and ready to tell anyone what she has to offer an adoptive family. “I’m funny, I’m mostly good-natured,” she says. ” […]

  • Gary Volkers

    Medical examiner rules Gary Volkers’ death a suicide

    HOLLAND TWP, Mich.- The medical examiner is giving more answers to a case that’s puzzled the Holland community. Gary Volkers’ death certificate ruled his death as a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The death certificates says both Volkers, 59, and his daughter Stacey Grotenhuis, 31 died Oct. 4, the day before their bodies were discovered. The two were found dead nearly 100 miles apart. Police ruled the Grotenhuis’ death a homicide, but stopped short of calling this case a […]