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  • Winter weather driving tips from law enforcement

    WAYLAND, Mich. – There are a lot of things you can take for granted when you’re on the road in nasty weather. FOX 17 got into a police cruiser on Thursday with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department to get some tips about being a safer driver during the winter months. Sgt. Chris Kuhn, who has worked in law enforcement for nearly two decades, says there are several things you can do before getting behind the wheel that will make a […]

  • Kendall program blends art, science to fill high-demand jobs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In the health care industry, medical illustration is called a promising path into medicine. So what is medical illustration? Simply put, it’s a blend of science and art. “It is communicating what doctors and medical professionals, science professionals do,” said David Gianfredi, assistant professor at Kendall College of Art and Design. “Once they do what they do, they have to get that word out.” While it might be hard to believe, you’re exposed to medical illustration […]

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    Wedding Reception Dried Up By The B.O.B.’s Liquor License Suspension

      GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 1, 2014) – It’s a party that’s been 18 months in the making: the marriage of Maddy Yope and James Gomez. The couple is set to wed on the Fourth of July at The B.O.B. But there’s a hitch in the plans, thanks to the liquor license suspension at the venue. However, the couple has no intention of moving the wedding or the reception. Yope and Gomez met during their time at Adrian College. They’ve […]


    Contest to Name Endangered Peregrine Falcon

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (July 3, 2014) – A contest is underway in west Michigan to name an endangered Peregrine falcon. Unlike other banded birds, Peregrine Falcons are given a name when banded.  With each band number, a name is entered into a national registry and birds are referred to by name, opposed to a band number. Community members are invited to stop by any Kalamazoo area Fifth Third Bank between now and July 21 to submit a name suggestion for the […]

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    Mixed Reaction to Food Trucks in Downtown Battle Creek

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (July 2, 2014) – The City of Battle Creek will soon welcome food trucks about a block from the city center. The move comes after a seven to two commission vote approving up to seven food trucks to be on Jackson St. between McCamly St. and Capital Ave. between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 a.m. Commissioners also decided to sunset the new ordinance, which means for the program to continue past December 2015, commissioners would need […]

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    PPP Poll: Snyder, Schauer Tied; Peters Up 5%

    MICHIGAN (July 1, 2014) – The race for governor in Michigan is tied, according to a new survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP). The survey shows a drop in Gov. Rick Snyder’s support. The incumbent and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are now locked at 40 percent. In April, Snyder led Schauer by a margin of 43 to 39 percent. In Michigan’s race for U.S. Senate, Rep. Gary Peters leads his Republican opponent Terri Lynn Land by five […]

  • Business Group Endorses Land’s Senate Run

    MICHIGAN (July, 1, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business is supporting Republican Terri Lynn Land in her race for U.S. Senate. “I am honored to have the support of the Michigan small businesses who make up the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Land. “As a small business owner myself, and having grown up in a small family business, I know firsthand how burdensome and costly federal regulations are to doing business and providing for the family. As […]

  • Mayor: Former Mobile Home Park Site to Be Developed

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. (June 27, 2014) – The mayor of Grandville tells FOX 17 Land & Co. intends to develop a piece of property that was once the site of the La Grande Mobile Home Park. “I was meeting with some representatives from Land & Co. this morning and an architect of theirs,” said Steve Maas, mayor of Grandville. “My understanding is that property is going to be developed by Land & Co. or the Land family. My understanding is the […]

  • Capitol Controversy Over Chairs in House Chamber

    LANSING, Mich. (June 27, 2014) – Michigan lawmakers are in the midst of a summer break, but activity continues in Lansing where the house business office is considering bids to buy new chairs. The cost is estimated to be around $100,000. House business manager Tim Bowlin says there shouldn’t be any controversy about how this money is spent because it’s discretionary funding meant to be used to maintain and restore the Capitol. Bowlin says this money is earmarked for maintenance […]