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    Coming up this week on FOX 17 News

    FOX 17 News has a series of special reports and features this week. Sunday, April 30 – 10:00pm – A woman fought for years for insurance to make her home accessible for her mom, who was disabled in a crash. After two years of fighting, her mom died and now the insurance company wants to tear down the work already done. Darren Cunningham and the Problem Solvers take a look. Monday, May 1 – Morning News (5:00am – 9:00am) – […]

  • Construction underway on 15-story development in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Construction is underway on a new 15-story development in downtown Kalamazoo. The Exchange will be a mixed-use development in the Kalamazoo Central Business District at 155 Michigan Avenue.  The $52 million project is expected to take about two years to complete. Orion Construction has started with site and underground utility work. They expect to start the vertical construction later this summer and an official groundbreaking will take place in coming months. The Exchange will include several ground […]

  • Judge: Willis will be tried separately for Heeringa, Bletsch cases

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Muskegon County judge has ruled that Jeffrey Willis will stand trial for his three crimes separately, instead of in one consolidated trial. Willis is accused of murdering Rebekah Bletsch in 2014 and of kidnapping and killing Jessica Heeringa in 2016 in Muskegon County. He is also accused of abducting a teen in 2016, which is what eventually led to his arrest. Judge William Marietti ruled Friday afternoon that separate trials would ensure a fair trial and […]

  • AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

    (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Kevin Pritchard is being elevated from general manager to the team’s new president of basketball operations, the person told The AP. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move. Bird leaves the Pacers ahead of a pivotal summer in which the franchise will have to decide what to do […]

  • Vince Gill talks Tulip Time

    Vince Gill performs at Tulip Time in Holland on May 12. Listen to an interview with Vince below.

  • New Groningen Elementary School

    Our Classroom of the Week this week is New Groningen Elementary School.  

  • Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump signed an order reversing some of former President Barack Obama’s restrictions and instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a plan that dictates which federal locations are […]

  • Trump: ‘I thought it would be easier’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sounding wistful as he reflects on his first 100 days on the job. The president says he “loved” his “previous life. I had so many things going.” He says his new gig is “more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” The president is also lamenting his loss of privacy, describing life in the White House as being in “your own little cocoon.” The president made his comments […]

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    Hit-and-run driver strikes 2 Michigan walkers, killing 1

    COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver struck two people who were going for an early-morning stargazing walk in Michigan, killing one and seriously injuring the other. The Huron County sheriff’s department says three people were walking about 2:30 a.m. Friday when two of them were struck by an SUV in Colfax Township, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Detroit. The department says 38-year-old Sheila Peruski of Bad Axe was pronounced dead at the scene and […]