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  • You Decide 2015

    August Primary Election Results

    WEST MICHIGAN – Below are preliminary results for the 2015 August Primary Election in West Michigan: KENT COUNTY Grand Rapids Mayor (67 of 67 precincts reporting) Rosalynn Bliss – 13,294 (65.99%) Robert Dean – 6,053 (30.04%) John George – 295 (2.82%) Willard Lee – 130 (1.15%) Kentwood – City Commissioner At-Large: (12 out of 12 precincts reporting)  Kevin Rex Heine – 393 Steven Redmond- 906 Thomas Webb – 948 Comstock Park – Public Schools Operating Millage Renewal (5 of 5 […]

  • Rosalynn Bliss projected next mayor of Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss has been projected as the city’s next mayor, becoming the first woman elected to the position. Receiving nearly 70 percent of the vote, Bliss secured the win Tuesday evening. While the election was technically a primary, Bliss was running against former city commissioner and state representative Robert Dean, and political newcomers John George and Willard Lee. Bliss told FOX 17 last week, despite her endorsement from outgoing Mayor George Heartwell, she planned to […]

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    Still without power in GR or Muskegon? Contact Consumers Energy

    GRAND RAPIDS Mich. — Consumers Energy are sending additional crews to areas hardest hit by Sunday’s storms. About 23,000 Consumers Energy costumers remain without power across Michigan. “As we complete restoration work in southern portions of Michigan, we are moving crews north to supplement the company and contractor crews already there doing great work,” said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery. “We will have large number of crews working in concentrated areas so we ask the public to exercise […]

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    GRPD explains story behind now viral image of man hiding on roof

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A picture of a man hiding on his roof while GRPD officers search his home has gone viral online. The accompanying photo shows Grand Rapids police officers searching a house while a man hides on the roof overhead. It has accumulated millions of views since being posted on the imgur Web site Grand Rapids Police told FOX 17 NEWS that the picture appears to be a July 31 arrest for a domestic dispute in the 600 […]

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    Fox News announces Republican presidential debate line-up

    Fox News Tuesday announced the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will participate in the first presidential primary debate later this week. Candidates: Donald Trump Jeb Bush Scott Walker Mike Huckabee Ben Carson Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Rand Paul Chris Christie John Kasich The prime-time debate will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.  It will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Fox News.  FOX 17 will also be in Cleveland to cover the debate. Former […]

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    Kent County residents arrested for buying, selling black bear parts: DNR

    MICHIGAN — Four people are facing charges related to illegally buying and selling black bear parts, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. Three of the suspects are Grand Rapids-area residents: Thuan Hoa Pham, 52, of Kentwood, Hoang Linh-Duy Tran, 45, of Wyoming and Hoa Trung Huynh, 51, of Kentwood.  The fourth suspect, 45-year-old Hie Van Hoang, is from from Chippewa County, according to a release. Hoang was already in custody for allegedly trying to murder his wife at […]

  • Plenty of adoptable cats and kittens at the Kent County Animal Shelter

    Kent County Animal Shelter 740 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: (616) 632-7300

  • Teen boy killed, 10 injured in chain-reaction crash at I-196 and M-6

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A teen boy is dead following a five-vehicle crash on I-196 near Hudsonville around 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Police said 13-year-old David Talsma of Hudsonville was killed in the crash, and 10 others were injured. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened because a man driving a pickup truck was distracted while eating a sandwich. That man, identified by police as 40-year-old Travis Fox, of Crown Point, Ind., rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped or stopping in a construction […]

  • Long Road Distillery: Mixed drinks from local spirits

    Long Road Distillers 537 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Walking through the process of making spirits…. Now to mix the final products….