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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
  • 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 […]

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    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 the then-25-year-old woman 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 miles away had Norton Shores […]

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    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 […]

  • Herrera

    Victims’ family finding closure in charges for 1989 murders

    MUSKEGON, Mich.- Two murders in Muskegon Heights Tuesday are bringing closure to a family that’s waited 25 years to see Leon Means charged with their loved ones’ murders. In particular, the man who found his mother and sister dead in 1989 and was named a suspect himself is finding closure after never stopping until justice was brought for his family. Then a young man in his 20s, Celestino Herrera discovered the unimaginable. “When I found them my mom, she was […]

  • Leon Means

    Leon Means admits to murdering four women in Muskegon Heights

    MUSKEGON, Mich.- Police say Leon Means has admitted to killing four women, two Tuesday and two back in 1989. Now, he’s in the Muskegon County jail, where the victims’ families hope he stays. It came after a manhunt Tuesday night after Means was named a person of interest in the two recent murders. He was found in a victim’s stolen car early Wednesday morning. Sources say he had a cut on his hand when he was taken into custody. Just […]

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    New details in father-daughter deaths, causes revealed

    HOLLAND TWP, Mich.- A father and daughter, were found dead nearly 100 miles apart earlier this month; police ruled the daughter’s death a homicide, but stopped short of calling this case a murder-suicide. Tuesday FOX 17 learned Stacey Grotenhuis, 31, died from lacerations and a stab wound to the neck. Her father, 59-year-old Gary Volkers, died from a gunshot wound, though police are still not revealing where he was shot. Volkers was found a short distance from his truck in […]

  • Anthony Vronko

    West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Anthony William Vronko

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A nationally sought fugitive, a murderer who killed a man with his bare hands, is back on the streets. The Grand Rapids Police department says he has struck again, and they fear there could be deadly consequences if he’s not found soon. Anthony Vronko, 31, served seven years in prison for the beating death of a friend, Jim Whiting. Four months after his release, he’s accused of randomly attacking a stranger outside a Grand Rapids gas station. […]