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    Navy SEAL from Michigan dies in training exercise in Virginia

    Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) -– A second Navy SEAL has died from injuries sustained during physical fitness training Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Brett Allen Marihugh, 34, died Sunday, according to a news release from the Navy. Marihugh and SO1 (SEAL) Seth Lewis were discovered unresponsive at the bottom of the Combat Swimmer Training Facility pool.  Both SEALS were transported to an area hospital.  Lewis was pronounced dead shortly […]


    FOX 17’s 80’s Trivia Contest

    Have you always dreamt of “Hangin’ Tough” with the New Kids On The Block? We can make your dreams come true! Play FOX 17’s 80’s Trivia Contest for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on May 30th at Van Andel Arena! And one of our lucky winners will win an upgraded pair of VIP passes!   Watch FOX 17 Morning News weekdays from April 27 through May 15. Once per hour we will announce the 80’s […]


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    New video appears to show avalanche on Mount Everest after Nepal quake

     (WARNING: Video Contains Graphic Language) MOUNT EVEREST (CNN) – These are fearful times on the highest mountain in the world. The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday set off avalanches that left large numbers of climbers dead, missing, injured or trapped on Mount Everest. And aftershocks, including a strong one Sunday, are continuing to send snow and rocks thundering down the mountainside, complicating rescue efforts. “We were sitting here in base camp, feeling the situation was getting better,” said climber Carsten Pederson. […]

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    Kalamazoo sisters survive two weeks on Girl Scout cookies while stranded in the woods in UP

    (CNN) – Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Wright, 56, were returning to Kalamazoo from visiting a relative, when their truck got stuck in snow on a remote road in northern Luce County along Lake Superior. The sisters survived for 13 days on eight boxes of Girl Scout cookies, some cheese puffs and snow for water. Their 2010 white Ford Explorer was […]

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    2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Barack Obama’s top 10 jokes

    Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner: take no prisoners. Here are the top jokes he told: 1. “Bucket” When life gets hard and the Republicans are cramping his style, Obama’s decided to just “bucket” — or at least another phrase that rhymes with it. It’s a new policy he’s decided on in the fourth quarter of his presidency. Obama listed off his (rhymes with) “bucket list.” “Take […]

  • Smart phone app lets users take walking tours of Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–A smart phone app created by a local man is helping lead walkers through history as they make their way through the city. ‘GR Walks’ is a free program that lets you pick a walking trail in the city, then gives you historical facts as you follow it. It was created by Josh Leo, who said he received help from students at Calvin College who created paths to be added to the map. “The app is really made […]

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    More than 2,300 dead following massive earthquake, death toll rising

    NEPAL–More than 2,300 people are confirmed dead following the massive earthquake Saturday, and United Nations officials said that number will likely continue rising. In Nepal, Home Affairs spokespeople said the death toll is at a little more than 2,200. However, there were also victims in Tibet and India, according to officials from those countries, bringing the total up even higher. More than 4,600 have been injured, another number officials said will rise as more injuries are reported. On Sunday, a […]

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    Police: We failed to get Freddie Gray timely medical care after arrest

    (CNN) – Freddie Gray did not get timely medical care after he was arrested and was not buckled into a seat belt while being transported in a police van, Baltimore police said Friday. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters there are no excuses for the fact that Gray was not buckled in as he was transported to a police station. Five days after Gray’s death and amid ongoing protests, police officials acknowledged mistakes were made during and after his arrest. […]