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    Family warns others after ice flies off vehicle, smashes windshield

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — It’s a sound one West Michigan woman says she’ll never forget: the loud cracking noise as a piece of ice flew off another vehicle and struck the windshield of her car. “It just flew right into my windshield,” Kim Krupiczewicz said. The incident happened after Monday’s ice storms, Krupiczewicz was sitting in the passenger seat, while her husband drove her and her daughter, Macy, to Lansing for a college tour. She says when they pulled over she realized […]

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    Court of Appeals rules against former corrections officers in pot butter case

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. —  The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled against Michael Frederick and Todd VanDoorne, two of four former Kent County corrections officers accused of illegally having marijuana butter. The court ruled that the original search and “knock and talk” procedures were legal, and threw out the officers’ argument. However, the Michigan State Police Crime Lab report in this case reflects the issue that FOX 17 has been investigating: that the pot butter was labeled “origin unknown,” opening […]

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    Grand Rapids Fire Chief Laura Knapp retiring

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Fire Chief announced her retirement Wednesday morning. Laura Knapp announced her plans to retire effective Jan. 9, 2016, according to a release. Knapp has been with the Grand Rapids Fire Department for 31 years, including the last six years as chief. Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom said in a release that an interim chief will be named in the next 30 days and the search for a permanent successor will begin soon. […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Grand Rapids man found, reunited with family

    Richard Bertrand Ott, 76, was reported missing Tuesday by the Grand Rapids Police Department

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    Judge rejects Bindi Irwin’s DWTS contract, wants proof her father is dead

    LOS ANGELES — Bindi Irwin‘s contract with “Dancing With The Stars” has reportedly been rejected because a judge wants proof that her father, Steve Irwin, is dead. TMZ reports that Bindi is required to have a minor’s contract with the show because she is only 17. Her mother signed a form giving away rights to any money her daughter makes on “Dancing with the Stars,” and it was submitted to the L.A. Superior Court. However, the judge said he wants the same […]

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    Calhoun County offers flu shot drive-thru

    WEST MICHIGAN — While it may seem too early to think about flu season, local health department officials say early October is one of the best times to get a flu shot. “There’s a big advantage to getting your shot now before our flu activity is increased,” said Mary Wisinski, immunization program supervisor with the Kent County Health Department. “Before people start getting sick, before the big weather change we’re going to have some nice change, make sure you go […]

  • Customer says contractor took advantage of her

    Woman wins court case against contractor, still hasn’t been refunded for incomplete work

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Following a FOX 17 Problem Solvers report on Wednesday, another woman has come forward with claims that a West Michigan contractor took thousands of dollars from her and didn’t complete the work. Marcie Siegrist said what started out as $2,400 deal to get granite counter tops has almost tripled because of Nick Mentalewicz, the owner of Blueprint Granite. Siegrist claims she needed new counter tops because she was moving into a foreclosed home and needed them […]

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    Surfer reunited with teen he rescued from Lake Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A 25-year-old surfer who rescued a 13-year-old girl from the treacherous waters of Lake Michigan was reunited with the teen Friday. Zebulon Boeskool jumped into Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park on Thursday and pulled Jozalin Francis from the water.   Her lungs were filled with water and she was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but is doing much better a day later. Zeb reunited with Jozalin at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Friday before […]

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    DNR lieutenant killed after plane crashes in northern Michigan

    LITTLE TRAVERSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 58-year-old Farmington Hills man was killed over the weekend after the plane he was piloting crashed in Emmet County. According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Arther Green III crashed the plane during his approach to the Harbor Springs Airport.  The crash happened some time after 11 p.m., and his Piper Cherokee plane was found at about 7:30 a.m. by an employee of Emmet Brick and Block. Officials say the plane crashed in the […]