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  • Montcalm Co. town remembers murdered Indiana teen

    STANTON, Mich. — The unsolved murders of two teen girls continues to garner national attention. The bodies of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Libby German were found off a rural trail in Delphi, Indiana on Valentine’s Day. Last week, FOX 17 learned Williams has extensive family ties to West Michigan. “If you know anything at all about the person who did this to these two lovely little girls you need to come forward with this information,” says Lucy Hubbard, Abby’s […]

  • Beijing Kitchen broken into and burglarized in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Beijing Kitchen restaurant in Grand Rapids had its front door window broken and cash register stolen Tuesday morning. Owner Ling Chen says no one was at the restaurant when it happened. Chen said the cash register was stolen with money inside. Police say they got a report of the break-in Tuesday morning around 5 a.m. A security camera outside the restaurant snapped a picture of a man carrying something resembling a stick who could be responsible. Beijing […]

  • Dog pulled from burning house is reunited with her rescuers

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A family in Van Buren County is thankful for their beloved dog’s life being saved last week after their home caught on fire in Casco Township. “Human life, animal life, it’s life,” says Owen Ridley, a firefighter with South Haven Area Emergency Services. “And it’s precious no matter how you look at it.” Crews from the South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to the house fire off Baseline Road last Thursday, after a passerby noticed […]

  • Perfect match: Local couple’s love saved woman’s life

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A couple living in Hudsonville is coming up on a very special anniversary this week. Not for their wedding but the day a man literally gave a piece of himself to the love of his life. In fact the couple is calling March 21st their “Kidney-Versary”. That’s the day Mike Frias gave donated one of his kidneys to Natalie Russo. “Yes, we are definitely kidney mates, says Natalie Russo. It’s our kidney-versary coming up on Tuesday.” They actually […]

  • Security officer honored for helping save man’s life

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Charlesbrook Protection Services security officer is being honored for helping save a man’s life at Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids. Ryan Ruffini says he was alerted that a man wasn’t breathing and that he credits his training that helped him through the tense situation. It happened on Feb. 22. “He didn’t appear to be breathing,” Ruffini said. “This gentleman was lying on the ground. His shirt was off and his torso was white, and […]

  • Covert Twp inducts 4-year-old as honorary police officer

    COVERT TWP, Mich. – Upholding the law is a difficult job, especially if you’re 4-years-old. Tuesday night the Covert police department added a new officer to its force by making Skylar Sturdevant an honorary officer. Tuesday night, the Covert Township Police Department added a new officer to its force by making Skylar Sturdevant an honorary officer. “It’s nice that we made a positive impact in her life,” says Chief Jay Allen with Covert Twp police. “And that we put a smile […]

  • Rockford City Council approves controversial development project

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — A public hearing in Rockford Monday night gave people one last chance to speak out about a controversial development project. The Tamarack Run Development Plan, which has had a lot of legal back and forth over the past few years, is centered around building condos on a plot at 202 North Monroe. Although the plan received the green light from Rockford City Council not everyone supports the additional housing coming to the area. The plan for the […]

  • Consumers Energy: Power outages across Michigan some of the worst ever

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Hundreds of thousands of people across Michigan remain in the dark following those strong winds that blew through the state Wednesday. With nearly a million customers knocked offline, Consumers Energy says it’s one of the worst outages in Michigan’s history. At the height of the storm, Consumers Energy says 220,000 of its customers were without power. As of Thursday night, approximately 120,000 customers remained without power. With many people using generators at their homes, Consumers is […]

  • Consumers Energy mobile command unit working to restore power

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – Extreme wind gusts have left hundreds of thousands of people across the state without power, including West Michigan.  Consumers Energy has set up a mobile command center in Rockford. The technology inside it helps crews do their job more efficiently so the power can come on faster. In response, Consumers Energy set up a mobile command center in Rockford, where the technology inside helps crews do their job more efficiently so the power can be restored faster. […]