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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
  • FOX 17 teaming up with youth center to provide foster children with holiday gifts

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Of the nearly 13,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system, 2,500 are looking for adoptive parents to give them a home. These children will likely spend the holidays without a family to call their own and some with no presents. 75 percent of the foster youth between the ages of 13 and 18 aren’t even with a foster family; they’re in residential homes. “The holidays can be pretty hard on kids if they don’t have a family […]

  • Michigan Adoption Day

    Michigan Adoption Day: The Cady Family adds three

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Tuesday was Michigan Adoption Day – and courts across the state performed adoption ceremonies, with a big celebration at the Supreme Court in Lansing. It was an exciting day for several families across the state as they officially welcomed new family members into their home. That included one family in Kalamazoo – that grew by three Tuesday. “Today, I think I got closure – and I know I have a loving family that I can go home […]

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    Healthy dog food: Are you getting what you pay for?

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Americans spent an all time high of $55.7 billion on their pets last year, and spending is projected to reach $60 billion in 2014. Among those costs is pet food, and there are hundreds of options to choose from. But which provide the right amount of nutrition for your pet? FOX 17 investigated the choices and spoke with experts, uncovering what’s really the best for your four-legged friend. “Most pet owners don’t know that companies are […]

  • West Michigan’s Most Wanted: Galindo & Torres De La Mora

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Authorities say three men accused of drug trafficking in West Michigan have connections to a Mexican drug cartel. The U.S. Marshals say the three were already busted for shipping large amounts of cocaine and charged federally but then made a run for it. Now, authorities are hoping someone recognizes Luis Galindo and/or Israel and Orlando Torres De La Mora. Luis Galindo and his brother Pedro were arrested in Van Buren County after transporting more than five kilos […]

  • Shanetta Franklin

    ‘Don’t we deserve some closure?’ Mother of three’s murder remains unsolved

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A 26-year-old mother of three was gunned down on the streets of Grand Rapids last summer, and 16 months later her killer is still on the loose. The family of Shanetta Franklin says their anger grows as time passes and her loss becomes more and more unbearable. The Grand Rapids Police Department is convinced there are people who know who’s responsible for her death and say it’s time for them to do the right thing. “To just […]

  • 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 […]