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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
  • Wyoming Cop Car Shot Up

    “This is what we live with:” Officer shot in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — A Wyoming police officer is recovering at home with his family after being shot while responding to a domestic disturbance Thursday afternoon. The suspect is hospitalized in serious condition — and under police guard — after being shot by officers during a shootout in the 200 block of Himes Street. It was a three-part gun battle caught on camera by witnesses, who shared their accounts of a terrifying shootout. The incident started around 3:30 p.m. after officers […]

  • Adoption Jeffery Jacob Cody

    Three fun-loving foster youth search for a forever home

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – FOX 17 spent Wednesday afternoon at Pando Park with three incredible foster youth who are looking for forever homes. Two of them — 14-year-old Jeff and nine-year-old Jacob — are brothers who are desperate to stay together after spending several years in the foster system. “We would want to go fishing and ride snowmobiles, go sledding or horseback riding,” they say. They’re adventurous brothers — who dream of parents to share those kinds of experiences. Jeff takes […]

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    West Michigan honors 70th year of liberation of Auschwitz

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Tuesday people around the world are remembering the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz where more than a million people lost their lives. Here in West Michigan, a forum was held at Muskegon Community College where those in the community affected by the holocaust spoke out about it.   This included a man who saw the horrific events at a concentration camp firsthand. We were also honored to sit down with one of the very youngest survivors […]

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    3 fugitives featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted back behind bars

    WEST MICHIGAN- Three fugitives are now behind bars after being featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. Bernard Steward was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for a parole violation on Jan. 13 in Muskegon. He had been on the run since 2013 after serving 10 years for armed robbery and larceny. Authorities say Shawnee Holman turned himself into the Kent County Jail on Jan. 21 after seeing himself featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted. He’s being charged with […]

  • Pharmacy Robber

    Pharmacy offers $5,000 to catch armed robber

    NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. — A North Muskegon pharmacy that was robbed Jan. 19 is now offering a big reward to help catch the man responsible. Hometown Pharmacy has put up a $5,000 reward to catch the robber who held a pharmacist at gunpoint that day. “That is extremely scary and there have been some very violent situations and shootings in pharmacies,” Hometown pharmacist Ken Fagerman said. It’s a nationwide problem plaguing the safest of communities as some prescription pills become […]


    Finding a forever home for Tommy

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As FOX 17 continues helping foster youths in West Michigan find adoptive families, we’re introducing you to Tommy. Tommy is an intelligent, extremely kind-hearted 15-year-old you may remember from our RiverTown Crossings shopping story, providing presents for foster youths in West Michigan. “I’ve never stayed in a place for very long,” Tommy said. At 15 years old, the amount of time Tommy has been in the foster system without a parent, a permanent home or the […]


    Hero of the Week: Trooper Daniel Mehari

    PAW PAW, Mich. — As West Michigan’s Most Wanted continues honoring the men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty, this week’s Hero of the Week is Michigan State Police Trooper Daniel Mehari. Mehari works out of the Paw Paw Post and was nominated by friend Priscilla Rubio, who says he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mehari is a graduate of Potter’s House who now pays it forward working with urban kids. Rubio says he […]

  • Holman and Measho

    Featured Fugitives: Holman & Measho

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Shawnee Holman and Amanuel Measho both know they’re wanted men, and according to authorities are doing anything to avoid capture. “Mr. Measho actually called one of our investigators several weeks ago and said he was going to turn himself in. Obviously that has not happened,” U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Steve Hetherington said. Measho is a criminal on the run, with the audacity to call the very fugitive task force hunting him down. “We started […]

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    Probable cause hearing details 9-1-1 confession from fugitive murder suspect

    GANGES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A wanted murder suspect is accused of killing his own wife. West Michigan’s Most Wanted is learning new details about fugitive Harold “Butch” Knight, who the U.S. Marshals say is to be considered armed and dangerous. WMMW obtained a video copy of the probable cause hearing seeking a warrant for Knight’s arrest. “On 1-13-2015 Allegan County Central Dispatch received a phone call from an unidentified male stating that police were needed at the address of 6216 […]