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  • Fruitport Twp. officer accused of drunk driving with infant in vehicle

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A Fruitport Township police officer was arrested after allegedly drunk driving with a 3-month-old infant in his car. Timothy Michael Thompson, 36, was taken into custody on I-96 near 68th Avenue in Coopersville at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to court documents. The documents allege that his blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit. Fruitport Township Police Chief Ken Doctor says Thompson is no longer employed with the department.  He is scheduled to appear […]

  • Ways to increase productivity

    WEST MICHIGAN — FOX 17 talks with Career Coach Mike Fettig about ways to increase your productivity.

  • Holiday cocktails with New Holland

    WEST MICHIGAN — FOX 17 talks with Sean Stark from New Holland Brewing about a tasty hot cider holiday cocktail. Here’s the recipe: 1.5-2 oz. Michigan Rum or Walleye Rye Whiskey 4-5 oz. Hot Apple Cider .5-.75 tsp. Of Butter Pour the liquor into a mug, add the hot cider and butter.

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    This is why Black Friday ‘deals’ aren’t really deals

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you’re experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there’s a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year. A whopping 93% of stores surveyed are offering customers year-old products for the same “discount” that was offered last year, according to a recent study from NerdWallet. While that may not be a huge issue for things like furniture and cookware, it does matter when it comes to tech and electronics that can be outdated or […]

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    Video: Boy with air gun was shot 2 seconds after Cleveland police arrived

    (CNN) — A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, surveillance video that police released Wednesday shows. Tamir, who had what police said is an air gun that looked like a real firearm, died Sunday, a day after he was shot outside a recreation center. Police also released two audio recordings Wednesday — a […]

  • Former Catholic school tutor found guilty on 4 counts in sex case

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former Catholic school tutor Abigail Simon was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a teenage student. Simon, 35, was found guilty on four of the five charges against her, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes. She was accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a then-15-year-old boy.  The victim is now 17. During the course of her trial, both Simon and the teen took the […]

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    HBO hires 160 lawyers to prep for controversial Scientology documentary

    (CNN) — HBO is backing a documentary based on “Going Clear,” a book about Scientology and Hollywood — and isn’t taking any chances with the legal side of things. “We have probably 160 lawyers” looking at the film, HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins told The Hollywood Reporter. (HBO, like CNN, is a unit of Time Warner.) “Going Clear,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright (“The Looming Tower”), digs into the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and the […]

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    Salvation Army bell ringer keeps positive attitude even in the lousiest weather

    STERLING, Ill. — For eight hours a day, nearly everyday until Christmas, you’ll find Keith White and his red kettle outside the Kroger grocery store in this town northeast of Quad Cities. Even during snow, White forgoes a winter coat, preferring to stay warm by shaking his whole body to the beat of the bells. “People would stop me at different places, we’d be out to eat or shopping, and they’d say, ‘You guys have a great bell ringer out […]

  • Shopping online: Make sure you get the best deals