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  • Car strikes Chippewa Hills school bus; police say car had the right of way

    REMUS, Mich. — The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a car that struck a Chippewa Hills School bus this morning in Remus had the right-of-way. It happened around 7:44 a.m. at the intersection of 30th Avenue and Arthur Road. Sheriff’s department investigators say the bus turned left in front of a car driven by a 32-year-old woman from Remus. Police say she tried to stop, but hit the back corner of the bus. The Sheriff’s Office says […]

  • Kalamazoo apartment fire displaces one resident

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says one person was displaced from their home Thursday night because of a fire. A kitchen fire broke out around just before 8 p.m. in the 500 block of Denway Circle. Police say they saw smoke coming from a first-floor apartment when they arrived on the scene. It took firefighters 40 minutes to bring it under control. The displaced resident is being assisted by the Red Cross, according to the DPS. The […]

  • Report: Tigers to hire Ron Gardenhire as next manager

    DETROIT, Mich. — The Detroit Tigers are poised to hire Ron Gardenhire as their next manager, according to multiple reports. The first report was in an article in The Athletic , citing Major League sources who spoke to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Tigers are “working out details” of the contract. Gardenhire, who turns 60 on Oct. 24, has a career managerial record of 1,068 wins and 1,039 losses, according to Baseball Reference. His Minnesota […]

  • Wolverine Worldwide to close its Rockford distribution center, move jobs to California

    ROCKFORD, Mich. —  Rockford-based footwear manufacturer Wolverine Worldwide plans to shut down its Rockford distribution center by early 2018, and move some jobs to a new center in California. Wolverine says in a written statement sent to FOX 17, “We must…continually evolve to meet the shifting challenges of the market, including the most effective ways to distribute our products. “Earlier this year, we opened a 720,000-square-foot distribution center in Beaumont, California…the decision to transition our Rockford distribution center business to […]

  • GRPD says officer injured after skirmish with suspect at Heartside Park

    UPDATE: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Grand Rapids Police say an officer injured Wednesday while trying to arrest a man at Heartside Park will remain overnight at a hospital for observation. They say his injuries are not life-threatening. The incident happened around 4:19 p.m. in the park, at 301 Ionia Avenue SW in downtown Grand Rapids. Police say in a news release that two officers were trying to arrest the man for being in violation of a park expulsion, when he […]

  • AFT, police arrest suspect in Maryland office-park shooting…in Delaware

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a used car lot about 55 miles (90 kilometers) away in Wilmington, Delaware, and opened fire on a man with whom he had “beefs” in the past, wounding […]

  • Police: Thousands of dollars in stolen property found in Calhoun Co. raid

    EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department says deputies found thousands of dollars worth of stolen property and drugs during a raid in Emmett Township. They also took two people inside the home into custody. The raid happened in the 13400 block of Beadle Lake Road, a few blocks south of Beadle Lake. Police say deputies received a tip about stolen property Tuesday. When they went to the home, they noticed the possible theft of electrical power from […]

  • Man shot in leg while walking along Thomas Street in southeast Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police say a man was shot once in the lower leg Tuesday evening, but they’re not sure who fired the gun. It happened just after 6 o’clock, in the 1100 block of Thomas Street SE. That’s north of Franklin Street and west of Fuller Avenue. Lieutenant Scott Vogrig tells FOX 17 the victim was walking on a sidewalk when he heard gunshots. Vogrig says the man’s wound is not life-threatening. He was taken to […]

  • Calhoun Co. deputies, animal control officers seize 21 roosters in possible cockfighting operation

    ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department says it expects criminal charges to be filed in connection with an animal cruelty investigation in Athens Township. Just after noon Friday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 3000 block of 3-1/2 Mile Road, on a landlord-tenant dispute. Police say when deputies arrived, they found potential evidence of cockfighting. After that, members of the Sheriff’s Department and Battle Creek Animal Control divisions responded to the scene and seized […]