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    Battle Creek infant suffers serious head trauma; Caretaker facing charges

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 25-year-old man is facing first-degree child abuse charges after police say he intentionally injured a 7-week-old infant. According to a release, police were called to a Douglas Street residence at about 3:22 a.m. June 25.  The infant suffered serious head trauma, and initially police believed it was an accident. After further investigation, police said they determined that the caretaker intentionally inflicted the injuries.  The child remains in intensive care in Kalamazoo. The suspect has not yet […]

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    WEST MICHIGAN — In this Medical Moment, FOX 17 talks with Dr. Harland Holman, MD with Spectrum Health Medical Group about common men’s health concerns.  

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    Deputies: Fatal crash closes M-50

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A fatal crash shut down M-50 between Wingeier Avenue and Freeport Avenue Tuesday. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened at about 3:23 p.m. No other details are available at this time.  FOX 17 has a crew heading to the scene to gather more information.

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    Sheriff: Human error remains ‘possibility’ in Michigan’s Adventure chlorine leak

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Human error remains a possible cause in the July 11 chlorine leak at Michigan’s Adventure, according to a release from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department. Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler says that officials are still conducting interviews, data review and testing into the incident that sent 28 theme park attendees to the hospital. “While human error remains 1 possibility, the final determination by experts HAVE NOT been made,” Roesler wrote in a release, correcting an official in […]

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    Grand Haven teen reported missing

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Abbie Rose Miller, 17, was reported missing Monday by the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety. Miller was last seen by her mother in downtown Grand Haven July 11, but a witness reportedly told police they may have also spotted her July 12 in the Holland area. Officials believe she left on her own accord, but are attempting to locate her to make sure she is safe. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to […]

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    West Michigan family business for sale after 100+ years

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A family business that has called the West Michigan lakeshore home for more than 100 years is now up for sale. Fortino’s Old World Market was opened in 1907, and now Rita Fortino hopes another family takes the business over and keeps the Italian culture and Old World feel alive. “We’re starting a next generation, we’re going to visit the kids, the seven grandkids,” she said. Fortino said they wanted to make the announcement in the […]

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    After 5 years in captivity, Bowe Bergdahl to start work at Army post

    (CNN) – For five years, Taliban militants held Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captive. They released images of him from time to time. In one piece of footage, he appeared gaunt, eating slowly. In another, the soldier stood next to a bearded man with a gun and looked at the camera for a moment. Bergdahl’s forehead was furrowed, and there appeared to be cuts on his face. Fast forward to late May when the 28-year-old was freed in exchange for five senior Taliban […]

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    1 Arrested, Charged After Kalamazoo Meth Fire

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (July 11, 2014) — Gregory Tristan Pyles, 39, is facing meth charges following a fire June 25 on Staples Avenue. Pyles was charged Thursday with operating and maintaining a meth lab after police say roughly 60 one-pot labs were found after the fire. According to a release, Pyles was arrested on unrelated warrants but had burns to his legs, hands and face.  Investigators say he also is the owner of the residence that caught on fire. He is currently […]

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    LeBron James: ‘I’m Coming Home’ to Cleveland Cavaliers

    (CNN, July 11, 2014) – After four years away, King James is sensationally taking his throne back to Cleveland. LeBron James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he’ll leave the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers — a bombshell return to his home region that he devastated when he left via free agency in 2010. “I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there,” the four-time NBA MVP said in a piece he wrote with […]