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  • Verizon cell phone tower to be built despite neighborhood complaints

    VERGENNES TWP, Mich. — An appeal to deny the construction of a Verizon cell phone tower setting up in a small town was shot down by the Vergennes Township Board of Appeals Wednesday night. The tower project was approved in February, and will be built on private property near some homes on Beckwith Drive, standing about 200-feet tall. This has some in the small town upset about how it’s going to impact the aesthetics of the community. “We in this […]

  • Donations pour in after equipment theft threatens Muskegon softball league’s season

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A softball season in jeopardy of being over before it even started is getting a second chance thanks to concerned members of the community. Over $500 worth of equipment was stolen from Muskegon West Little League Softball, including bats and all of their catcher’s equipment. After FOX 17’s original story aired Monday, there was a big outpouring of support for the girls in the league, and thousands of dollars in donations were offered by a variety of […]

  • Equipment theft could end girls’ softball season before it starts

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A softball league in Muskegon may not be to play this season after hundreds of dollars worth of equipment was stolen from them. Muskegon West Little League Softball is a small league, but it carries a lot of hopes and dreams for young girls who love the sport.  Those players and the director are frustrated and worried the season may be over before it had a chance to begin. “These girls look forward to it, they work […]

  • Zeeland photographer captures final cancer moments

    ZEELAND, Mich. – A West Michigan family had the final moments of a loving husband and father captured by a photographer in Zeeland. After years of battling cancer, Jamie Trolard passed away on April 18. Photographer Samantha Overway snapped the pictures that will stay with the family forever. “It’s not supposed to be pretty or glamorous,” said Overway, “but it gives people insight into things they may not get to see. It’s a really humbling experience to go into someone’s […]

  • Mother finds baby dead at daycare, says he was bitten

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A mother who found her 1-year-old son dead when she went to pick him up from daycare on Friday says he had multiple bite marks and bruises on his body. Bryanna Reasonover is the mother of that baby, Korey Brown. She is demanding answers about what happened at the daycare and how he died. She also says her baby was covered with bite marks and bruises when she went to get him. “Bruises and bite marks on his […]

  • Vigil remembers slain son with calls to stop the violence

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A family in Grand Rapids is getting ready to bury their son this weekend following a deadly assault last month. A vigil was held Thursday night on Vineland Avenue south of 28th Street, which is where Julius Vinson III, 25, was found with a bad head injury. He died a few days later in the hospital. Police say he was assaulted. “We just knew that he had a head trauma,” says Tony Wilkins, Vinson’s mother. “That […]

  • Wyoming troupe with disabilities raising money for mental health research

    WYOMING, Mich. – A group of people with a range of disabilities is taking center stage in Wyoming, throwing a performance that could put their organization in the limelight. The premiere of “Pulling on a String” was at Marge’s Donut Den Wednesday evening. Each cast member is facing some form of disability, but the group says nothing can hold them back. “We all have a disability,” director Todd Wolf said. “We weren’t picked first on the team, you know?” The […]

  • Town halls: Huizenga supports Syrian airstrikes, Amash says House Speaker should be non-partisan

    WEST MICHIGAN — West Michigan congressmen Bill Huizenga and Justin Amash each hosted their own town hall meetings Tuesday night. Rep. Huizenga spent nearly two hours taking questions from constituents. Much of the conversation revolved around health care reform and the airstrikes launched at Syria. “And now I see [President Trump] does not go to Congress before he bombs Syria, after he said half a dozen times, ‘Do not go into Syria, do not go into Syria,'” said one of […]

  • ‘Shields of Hope:’ Zeeland man fights cancer battle with family and community support

    ZEELAND, Mich. – A husband and father is fighting stage 4 cancer but he’s not doing it alone. The non-profit group ‘Shields of Hope’ showed up to his home in Zeeland to help encourage him as he battles the disease. Jamie Trolard has been battling intestinal cancer for almost 3 years. His wife and daughters have been there beside him every step of the way and so has ‘Shields of Hope’. “We brought some friends from Zeeland Fire and Rescue […]