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    Body found along Grand River

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The body of a man was found Thursday near the northbound entrance to US-131 at Ann Street. The body was found by a construction crew from Pitsch Companies working in the area. Lewis Pitsch, the owner of the company, says several homeless people were spotted in the area Wednesday when his company was scheduled to begin demolishing a restroom. He asked police to clear the people from the area, and says his crew found the body when they […]

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    More is better: FOX 17 News at 4 starts today

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– FOX 17 News is excited to announce that we are expanding again to bring you the most local news in West Michigan. The new show which launches today is anchored by Michele DeSelms. She will be joined by Chief Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg. The show will still be the same FOX 17 News that you love but with more fun, such as What’s Hot in Hollywood and What’s Trending Now. You can also get more weather before taking […]

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    Firefighters rescue seven puppies.. who may have caused fire

    CASCO TWP., Mich.– Firefighters from South Haven made an adorable rescue Tuesday morning. They rescued seven puppies during a house fire in Casco Township. Firefighters say the flames started after an extension cord connected to a fan shorted. The six-week-old American Pit Bull Terriers were being kept nearby. Investigators think one of them might have chewed through the cord, but right now, none of them are admitting to it. Everyone in the house made it out safely and firefighters say […]

  • Water comes in like ‘Wrecking Ball’ in local ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man from West Michigan is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to an entirely new level. Kyle Post, 25, decided to go big or go home when it came time for the dare. He enlisted the help of his coworkers at Van Andel Arena and pulled out the Zamboni. He says while the Griffins did it as a team, it’s funny to see just one person use the Zamboni alone. “I actually watched the Grand […]

  • FOX 17 mourns the loss of Ralphie Frank, our skateboarding mascot

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After bringing years of joy to residents across West Michigan, we are saying goodbye to Ralphie Frank. Ralphie, the skateboarding dog, was always seen around town with his dad, FOX 17 Anchor Christian Frank, and mom, Jamie. He was a staple in West Michigan parades, such as the Santa Parade, Tulip Time and many others. He was also seen at local events and fundraisers including the Paws, Claws and Corks Fundraiser and the Blocktail Party.  The […]

  • State police responding to barricaded gunman situation in Mecosta Co.

    MORLEY, Mich. — Michigan State Police are responding to reports of a barricaded gunman in Mecosta County Wednesday. Troopers say the gunman has been barricaded inside the house on Monroe Road near 120th Avenue since 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. FOX 17 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as we get it.

  • Teens setting themselves on fire, posting videos online

    MICHIGAN — A disturbing new trend among teens is spreading like wildfire on social media. It’s called ‘The Fire Challenge’ where teens spread rubbing alcohol all over their bodies before setting themselves on fire. They typically do it in the shower in case the fire spreads so they can put it out. But doctors and emergency officials are warning that the challenge can be dangerous and even deadly.

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    Man arrested for pooping on foot path in broad daylight

    HASTINGS, Mich.- A man from Hastings has been arrested after police say they caught him defecating on a foot path. Check out the release from police below: On July 27, 2014 at approximately 11;30am , Hastings Officers were dispatched to the area of Mill St and Hanover St on an intoxicated person carrying an open can of beer. Hastings Officers made contact with  WILLIAM PATRICK ROUNTREE, 51 years old, of Hastings, and had ROUNTREE dump the remaining beer. Hastings Officers […]