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  • Grand Rapids continues to be a seller’s real estate market

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There’s no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is a seller’s market. That’s terrific news if you’re selling a house, but not so much if you’re looking to buy. It all comes down to supply and demand, and right now the supply of homes simply does not match the demand. If you’re selling a home, people are virtually lining up with offers. That means realtors are having a difficult time finding homes for clients. Potential buyers are […]

  • Olympics spur surge in interest in Kalamazoo Curling League

      KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Winter Olympics are in full swing and that brings a lot of attention to the winter games, including the sport of curling. The Kalamazoo Curling League offers anyone the chance to learn how to glide those granite stones down the ice. “It’s a great sport and a very social sport, because you get to know the people that you are curling with,” says Marcus Gleaton, one of the founders of the club. “The Olympics comes, […]

  • Muskegon Winter Triathlon encourages fun in the snow

    LAKETON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Olympics start this week, and people eager for a taste of the winter sports got a chance at it in Muskegon at the annual Winter Triathlon. Cross country skiing is the third leg of the triathlon, with the other two events being speed skating and the luge. The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has been hosting the event for more than 20 years. “I love this thing,” says Mark Jastrzembski, the event organizer. “I invented it […]

  • Governor’s environmental proposal to help clean up Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday proposed spending $79 million annually to help renew Michigan’s environment. He also noted that Michigan’s landfills are begin filled up by other states’ trash. State officials tell FOX 17 News the reason for Michigan takes other people’s garbage is that Michigan has lots of landfills and our disposal prices are low compared to other states. The Michigan Environmental Council based in Lansing says it’s mostly commercial haulers making those trips to dump […]

  • Colleagues of detained doctor come to his defense

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Colleagues who work alongside Dr. Lukasz Niec are coming to his defense after he was detained by immigration officials at his home. Friends and family tell FOX 17 he was apprehended by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last Tuesday and has been at the Calhoun County Jail since. The facility confirms they have him in custody. While Dr. Niec waits there for his hearing, the people he works with can’t say enough nice things about him. “Honest, reliable, […]

  • Kalamazoo doctor in the U.S. for 40 years detained by I.C.E

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A Michigan doctor who’s been living in the country for more than 40 years is now in jail after being detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. Doctor Lukasz Niec works at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo. His family says he’s been behind bars since Tuesday when I.C.E. agents picked him up from his home. His family says doctor Niec has a green card and permanent legal resident status. Doctor Niec came to the U.S. when he was […]

  • Family says father criticized online after decision to take son off life support

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids family is grieving over the loss of their 3-year-old boy, who died days after being injured in a crash on US-131.  The crash killed his pregnant mother. Guillermo Arreola was a passenger in a car that stalled Jan. 7 along US-131 near Franklin Street. The car was struck by a truck, killing his mother Valery Arreola and her unborn child. Relatives tell FOX 17 that Guillermo suffered numerous serious injures in the crash, including […]

  • Bill aims to ban breed specific legislation in Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Breed specific legislation  is a controversial topic across the country, with a growing effort from animal groups to ban such initiatives. Now a Michigan lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prevent local governments from creating or enforcing policies based on a dog’s breed or perceived breed. Senate Bill 741 was introduced last week by State Senator David Robertson out of Grand Blanc. The Grand Rapids Pitbull Alliance is a group trying to end breed discrimination and […]

  • ‘Everything is gone’ — Fire destroys Greenville business, owner hopes to rebuild in community

    MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The owners of a Greenville-area building company say they won’t let a fire stop them from doing business in the community. The Friday fire at American Classic Roofing and Building Supply on Peck Road was so intense that it is still not completely out three days later, despite freezing temperatures. Smoke could still be seen rising from the building Monday. “It’s toast, everything is gone” said owner Nathan Thomas. “It was really tough to see.” The […]