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  • Patriots, Brady blitz the Titans in AFC playoff game

    11:02 p.m. The Patriots lead 35-7 with 10:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.  They’ve run off 35 straight points against the Tennessee Titans in their AFC playoff game. 10:45 p.m. Brandon Bolden ran for a 2-yard score to give New England a 28-7 lead late in the third quarter. Since taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Titans have punted five times and turned the ball over on downs once. — Jimmy Golen reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts. ___ […]

  • Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons in NFL playoff

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 Saturday to move into the NFC championship game. Despite being underdogs as the No. 1 seed, the Eagles (14-3) showed plenty of moxie in the tightest spots of the fourth quarter. They stopped sixth-seeded Atlanta (11-7) after it got to the 9 with a first down, and then on […]

  • Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks questioning why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency. While some of his evangelical backers expressed support for his leadership, other conservative Christians are calling the president racist and say church leaders had a moral imperative to condemn him. “Your pro-life argument rings hollow if you don’t have an issue with this xenophobic bigotry,” tweeted pastor Earon James of […]

  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    HONOLULU (AP) — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. It wasn’t clear exactly what happened — House Speaker Scott Saiki said someone pushed the wrong button, and the White House said the episode was “purely a state exercise.” But for nearly 40 minutes, it seemed […]

  • Consumers Energy schedules electric-service interruption in Texas, Oshtemo townships

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.  —  Consumers Energy says it’ll interrupt electrical service for some Texas and Oshtemo township customers early Sunday morning, in Kalamazoo County. The utility will turn the juice off for two hours, sometime “after midnight”. Consumers spokesman Dennis McKee tells FOX 17 the outage has been planned for weeks, and those in the targeted areas were sent notices in advance. Nearly 4,000 customers  (3,995) will be affected in an an area bounded by K-L Avenue on the north, Eagle […]

  • Autopsy confirms identity of Lake County fire victim

    LAKE COUNTY, Mich. —  The Michigan State Police say the woman found dead at the scene of a Lake County house fire Wednesday evening has been identified as Evelyn Louise Ware. The MSP post in Mount Pleasant announced Saturday that an autopsy was conducted at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. The 79-year-old victim was confirmed to be the homeowner. State troopers, MSP Fire Marshal investigators and a crew from the LeRoy Township Fire Department responded to the fire […]

  • Holland Man Facing Half-Dozen Charges After High-Speed Chase

    HOLLAND, Mich. —  The Holland Department of Public Safety says a man is facing a number of charges following a high-speed chase through the city late Wednesday night. The chase began around 11 p.m., and lasted for several minutes. Ottawa County dispatchers confirmed the suspect ditched his getaway vehicle near 24th Avenue and Graafschaap Street, and took off running. On Thursday, Holland Police Captain Keith Mulder informed FOX 17 the car had been reported stolen out of Kent County. “Officers […]

  • MSP: Investigators Arrest Kentwood Man Before Alleged Illicit Meeting with 12-Year-Old

    KENTWOOD, Mich. —  Michigan State Police say detectives arrested a 40-year-old man before he could meet with a 12-year-old child for “the purposes of sexual contact and exploitation.” The bust of Jeramy Lee Vanderkodde of Kentwood occurred on January 1, after detectives tracked his Internet activity. They say he had arranged to meet with the child in a shopping mall parking lot. State Police say Vanderkodde has been arraigned on charges of Child Sexually Abusive Activity, Solicitation of a Minor […]

  • Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses. The world’s largest private employer said it was closing 63 of its 660 Sam’s Clubs over the next few weeks, with some shut already. Up to […]