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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
  • Kalamazoo family says they were without heat for an entire week

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — People around West Michigan have been battling the snow, wind and cold for several days now, some without heat or hot water in their homes. Residents at University Village apartments in Kalamazoo say they have had a heck of a time waiting for hot water and heat to return to their apartments. We spoke with one mother of a two-year-old boy who says she was told to turn on her oven and leave it on to heat […]

  • Harley Adoption

    ‘I hope you can pick me’ — Finding a forever home for Harley

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hundreds of children in Michigan are left without a family to call their own. It’s an especially difficult time of year for those youth, with the holiday season quickly approaching. FOX 17 toured Meijer Gardens ‘Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World’ exhibition with 15-year-old Harley – a bittersweet reminder of the holiday traditions he won`t experience this year without a family. Harley’s mother died a year and a half ago and he’s been in the […]

  • Snowy Roads

    “It’s better to get there early, than not at all” Police urge caution on the slippery roadways

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Dangerous driving conditions are leading to several emergency calls this week. It’s a busy time of year for law enforcement. This cold, windy weather doesn’t seem to be letting up and neither do the troubles out on the roadways. FOX 17 went out with the Grand Rapids Police Department Tuesday as they tackled the weather, roads and all the issues that come along with it. “People get a little impatient in the winter time after they’ve been […]

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    U.S. Attorney: Holland Latin Kings serving combined 340 years behind bars

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The Holland Latin Kings are a dangerous organized crime ring that have terrorized the community for more than two decades. Now, the U.S. Attorney’s office says 31 key members of the gang are behind bars, part of a 3-year long investigation. After several convictions, authorities are sharing what these busts really mean for the community. “This was a very organized gang, had a hierarchy, had a constitution, had a very structured meetings,” said Patrick Miles, U.S. Attorney […]

  • Clifford Campbell

    West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Clifford Campbell

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- As the U.S. Marshals hunt for 37-year-old Clifford Campbell, the DEA says he may be living underground in a bunker, definitely off the grid. He was one of more than a dozen people working in a drug ring caught conspiring to transport more than 100 kilograms of marijuana from California to West Michigan. After his release on bond more than a year ago, he fled, leaving his wife and kids behind. He hasn’t been heard from since. […]

  • Johnny Agar

    “You can never give up on your dream” — Athlete with cerebral palsy inspires Northview students

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- He uses his differences to provide others with inspiration. Johnny Agar’s story of perseverance while living with cerebral palsy hit the national spotlight last December when he was featured on ESPN`s E:60 program. Friday that inspiration continued at Northview High School as Johnny took the stage and spoke to students. It`s that message that touched Northview High School principal Mark Thomas deeply. He says he knew he had to share Johnny’s spirit with his students. “It’s something […]

  • Becca Adoption

    Finding a forever home for Becca

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Becca is a determined, self-motivated 17-year-old – ready to share her smile with the world. She just needs a family to open their home – and their hearts. Becca has been deprived of a family and love after being placed in foster care four years ago by her parents. “I look at pictures of my real mom and I kind of cry,” she says, “because I feel like I want a family and it’s not really in […]

  • WMMW Recap

    West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Still on the run

    WEST MICHIGAN- A child predator, a drug mule, cartel drug dealers and a convicted killer wanted for assault are just a few of West Michigan’s Most Wanted. For more than a month FOX 17 has been profiling dangerous criminals, working to generate tips that get them off the streets. Here’s a look at 9 people West Michigan law enforcement needs your help tracking down. • STANLEY MASON- “If someone does it once, there’s a likelihood they`re going to do it […]

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    39th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    MICHIGAN –  It’s one of the most famous shipwrecks of our time: the Edmund Fitzgerald sank 39 years ago Monday, taking the lives of all 29 crew members on board. The stories and theories of that shipwreck, along with the hit song, continue to feed the growing fascination with what happened. “Most of us remember where we were when we heard about this accident, and the fascination still lingers,” maritime author Valerie van Heest said. It’s the song written by […]