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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
  • Bella the Dog

    Police say Norton Shores man thought neighbor’s dog was a coyote, shot it while drinking and hunting in backyard

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A man is facing criminal charges after investigators say he shot an English Setter while hunting in a blind in his backyard. Though Mark Nelson says it was a mistake, officials say it was clear he had been drinking. Bella continues to recover and seems to be in good spirits after a vet had to remove her hind right leg. Police say Nelson, 61, claims he thought she was a coyote and shot her. Her owner, […]

  • Medawar Suspects

    FBI still searching for two suspects in Medawar, Tapper’s jewelry heists

    DETROIT, Mich.- The hunt continues for two men linked to cross-state jewelry store heists. The FBI is releasing new surveillance pictures after Medawar Jewelers and Tapper’s Fine Jewelry were robbed back in April. “These are dangerous individuals,” David Porter of the FBI said. David Briley, Shaheed Calhoun, Orlando Johnson and Nathaniel Pembrook are the men police believe are behind the Rolex targeting crime spree. They’ve been arrested and were federally charged in Detroit. “We believe ultimately that 6 men were […]

  • Trevor Adoption 2

    Trevor’s continued search for a Forever Home

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Trevor has been featured in FOX 17’s Forever Home series before — and the right family just didn’t find him. But his adoption worker knows what an amazing addition he would be to any family, and so do we. So we’re re-introducing you to the very funny, kind, and determined young man. “It`s really hard seeing these other kids getting families, and I’m still stuck here,” he says. “I just need someone.” The 16-year-old has been […]

  • Judy Raber Fiddle

    Fiddlin’ in the family: Daughter carries on father’s musical legacy

    HASTINGS, Mich. — Judy and Les Raber have played their way into the history books, not by reading music — but by learning and playing by ear. “You don`t go anywhere without your fiddle,” Judy says, “so I’ve learned that lesson.” Judy is a fifth-generation fiddler, playing her father’s music on his old instrument. They’re the only father/daughter duo ever to be inducted into the Michigan Fiddlers Hall of Fame. It’s a way of life for the 70-year-old. “We would […]

  • Richard Shear

    Man on moped leads Muskegon Co. law enforcement on low-speed chase

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — A Norton Shores man was arrested Sunday after leading police on a chase on his moped. Norton Shores Police were dispatched to a home on Reneer Avenue west of Leon Street after Richard Shear, 28, allegedly threatened his mother and girlfriend with a sledgehammer and a knife and tried to set the house on fire. Sources tell FOX 17 that the suspect’s mother called police after he threatened her with the weapons. He`s accused of threatening […]

  • Oscar Canine Advocacy Dog1

    Meet Oscar: Muskegon County’s new canine advocacy dog

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — The newest addition of the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office dressed up for his first day on the job — standing proud on all four legs. Oscar, an 18-month old black Labrador , was officially sworn in for his duties wearing a bow tie Monday by Judge Raymond Kostrzewa — and now officially begins his work. Oscar is a canine advocacy dog — providing comfort for victims and witnesses too young to even understand the enormity of the […]

  • Doug Warner

    West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Doug Warner

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Doug Warner, 62, has been convicted of raping family members twice. Warner is a convicted sex offender in California and Michigan, and was released from prison in 2011. He then cut his ankle monitor and disappeared without a trace a year later. Law enforcement and victims say he won’t stop until he’s caught, and that he’s a danger to our communities and our children. “She told me what happened, and I didn’t cry or anything. I told […]

  • 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 […]