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  • Woman arrested for fatal hit and run in Barry County

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. – A woman is facing charges in connection with a fatal hit and run crash Friday night in Barry County. Kelleigh Hobbs allegedly hit a bicyclist with her vehicle near the intersection of Whitneyville and Parmalee Roads Friday night. The crash killed Carla Reiffer, 40. Hobbs allegedly left the scene of the crash, but was taken into custody on Monday. Hobbs faces charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, Moving Violation Causing Death and […]

  • Man sits in jail when drywall power is mistaken for cocaine

    OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine. But Karlos Cashe walked out of jail last week after lab results determined the powder in the handyman’s car was actually drywall. Cashe tells WFTV he repeatedly told officers in Oviedo the substance was drywall. But after running a check they found he was on probation for marijuana and […]

  • Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those “with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” the court said […]

  • Gov. Snyder visits flood-damaged areas

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder toured flood damaged areas in mid-Michigan Monday. Some areas in Isabella and Midland Counties received as much as eight inches of rain in storms last week. Lt. Governor Brian Calley declared a state of disaster in Isabella and Midland Counties Friday. M-66 in Montcalm and Mecosta Counties reopened Monday after being closed due to flooding since Friday. Other roads, like Wise Road, remain closed. Since Friday, the Emergency Operations Management Center, which is […]

  • 4th of July Fireworks Displays – 2017

    WEST MICHIGAN – With the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday, several communities are having fireworks displays starting this weekend, including Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, on Saturday, July 1. Information is compiled from MichiganFireworks.com . Some locations do have multiple shows on different dates,  so you may want to check with your municipality before heading out. If you have an discrepancies with this list, send them to news@fox17online.com. All times are “dusk.” ***** Friday, June 30 Dowagiac – Russom […]

  • Staying safe this holiday weekend

    Michigan State Police have tips on keeping you safe this holiday weekend.

  • Police: Photo of missing finger from Electric Forest is fake

    Warning: Graphic photo below… ROTHBURY, Mich. – Weekend #1 of the Electric Forest Festival in the books and, inevitably, the lost and found is probably rather expansive. The Electric Forest Facebook page has several posts of people losing hats, jeep keys, etc. One person posted that he lost his phone, but some others found it and left him a video. However, if you see a Facebook post making the rounds this week, it appears that no one really lost a […]

  • Gov. Snyder: Change graduation rules to boost career tech ed

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s high school graduation requirements would include a mandatory career readiness course under recommendations announced by Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder on Monday urged lawmakers to change the graduation requirements, known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum, to make them more flexible and to mandate that a career exploration/job skills class be completed in seventh or eighth grade. He also says computer science should count as meeting a foreign language requirement and students should be able to meet […]

  • Supreme Court rules in favor of church in religious rights case

    (Fox News) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities. The ruling was 7-2. The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two parts of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state. The dispute involved Trinity Lutheran […]