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  • Grand Rapids doctor relates to McCain cancer diagnosis

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s an announcement that’s still shocking many people across the country: Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that can be difficult to treat. And there’s one man in West Michigan who knows all too well what the senator is going through.  Dr. Craig Alguire, a cardiologist at Spectrum Health, was diagnosed with the same brain cancer in October 2015. “Was initially diagnosed with it when I had a partial […]

  • Wife of man crushed by van: ‘I can only imagine laying there and being in his position’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A vacation to West Michigan for a couple from Texas ended with the husband in the hospital after he was crushed by a van. Tino Hillery was severely injured July 6 while working under the vehicle, trying to repair it for a friend. The accident happened in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Plainfield Avenue. “He’s got catastrophic, very traumatic injuries to his upper torso,” said Denise Hillery, Tino’s wife. “He was crushed by a 12-passenger […]

  • Bringing home ‘Bacon’ — Kalamazoo City Commission says man can keep pet pig

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A sigh of relief for a pet owner in Kalamazoo after he was told to get rid of his pot bellied pig because it was against the rules to have it in city limits. Joshua Garcia says his pet pig named Bacon has become a beloved family member.  He has been terrified he would lose the pig after a neighbor complained. After the complaint, Kalamazoo Public Safety told him he had to get rid of the pig […]

  • Do’s and Don’ts for Michigan garage sales

    LANSING, Mich. —  Garage and yard sales can be found just about anywhere during the summer months in Michigan, and you’ll never know what you may find at them.  That’s something that can either be a good or bad thing. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently sent out a newsletter about common garage sale questions and myths. For example: Depending on where you live you may be required to have a permit in order to have a yard sale. You […]

  • Battle Creek man recovering from venomous bite, believes it was a brown recluse

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A man from Battle Creek is recovering from a venomous spider bite that he believes was from a brown recluse. Bites from brown recluses can cause flesh to rot and can be deadly. Dan Riippa says it happened last month. He noticed the bite while golfing with a friend. He believes he got the bite while doing yard work. “I had put on my muck boot and pulled my pant leg up and noticed a scratch,” […]

  • Classmates named on 1999 hit list speak about US soldier charged with killing 2

    HOLLAND, Mich. – The man who police say shot and killed his wife and  New York State Trooper was also expelled from his middle school in 1999 after plotting to attack it. Justin Walters was a ninth grader at Macatawa Bay Middle School when he reportedly made a ‘die or dead list’ with another student. Several of his fellow classmates on that list. FOX 17 spoke with two students who were on that list. Now adults, they’re not shocked to hear […]

  • M-6 project faces first day of rush hour traffic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Repairing cracked and aging roads is a way of life during the summer in Michigan and when it comes to M-6, which has been crumbling for years, MDOT has shut down a major stretch of it to make repairs. Over the weekend, the eastbound lanes between Wilson and I-196 were closed. Monday was the first day of rush hour traffic, and all things considered, things went pretty smooth. The good news is that in a few […]

  • Overcoming odds and inspiring others: man injured in crash celebrates 21st birthday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man who suffered a major brain and neck injury in a car crash nearly two years ago got to celebrate his 21st birthday on Sunday surrounded by family and friends. Nick Van Doeselaar was injured badly in September 2015 after he lost control of his vehicle, crossed 4 lanes of traffic and rolled his vehicle several times on I-96 near Alpine in Kent County. It was later determined he hadn’t been speeding or drinking. “Every step […]

  • Escaped miniature horses reunited with owner, but 1 still missing

    Missing miniature horse gets tearful reunion with her owner.full story tonight @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/kCvNjUGCR7 — Michael Dupre (@CajunNewsGuy) July 6, 2017 ROCKFORD, Mich. —  Some miniature horses are back home after getting lost in Kent County. The animals ran off from their pasture in Rockford after getting spooked by a fallen tree. Three of the four horses have been found, but as of Thursday night one of them is still missing. “I was very scared,” said owner Ashley Nelson. “This is […]