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  • Photos: Santa visits gone wrong

    FOX 17 – We posted a story earlier Monday about a boy making the ASL sign for “help” during his visit with Santa and we asked you in a Facebook post if you had funny Santa pictures to share. And you did! You can add your photos now directly to the gallery, by clicking the Submit Your Photo button.

  • Help for the Holidays

    WEST MICHIGAN – We know that while the holidays may be a season of joy and giving, for many it is time when it takes extra help to make the season joyous. Here at FOX 17, we get dozens of requests for help, especially leading up to Christmas.  And, we aren’t set up to be of immediate assistance to everyone, but fortunately here in West Michigan, we do have many great organizations that can help. We’ll be adding more resources […]

  • GUILTY: Teen convicted in double-fatal crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A jury has reached a verdict for a teen charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder after a police chase and crash in March. Alex Torrez was found guilty on all ten counts.  He broke into tears as the first of the verdicts were read Friday afternoon. Alex Torrez led police on a high speed chase that reached over 110 mph before the crash at Broadmoor and 52nd Street SE in the early morning hours.  […]

  • Sparta gingerbread man returns

    SPARTA, Mich. – The missing gingerbread man from Sparta has been returned. The community-made decoration was only on display for about a week in front of the Sparta Eagles.  The Sparta Chamber of Commerce had come up with the idea of decorating the town with the gingerbread men. But the missing gingerbread man returned, right to the pot in front of the Sparta Eagles from where he had disappeared, sometime Friday morning. No one has claimed responsibility for his disappearance […]

  • Prosecutor: Jeffrey Willis to be tried for Heeringa murder in March 2018

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – The murder case of Jessica Heeringa will go to trial in March 2018, almost five years since she disappeared from a Norton Shores gas station. Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson tells FOX 17 that the trial of Jeffrey Willis will begin on March 6, 2018 at the Muskegon County Courthouse.  Hilson says he expects the trial to last about 12 days. Willis was convicted of the 2014 killing of Rebekah Bletsch in November.  He is to be […]

  • Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona said he is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers, creating new political opportunities in a heavily GOP district. The eight-term lawmaker, a staunch conservative and fierce opponent of abortion, said in a statement Thursday that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of […]

  • NFL Viewing Guide Week 14 – Lions try to sink the Buccaneers

    FOX 17 – The Detroit Lions hope to right their ship by sinking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon on FOX 17.  At least they get to play in warm weather. Fox isn’t thinking that many people outside of Michigan and Florida are interested in this week’s game between the 6-6 Lions and the 4-8 Buccaneers.  That’s pretty much the only parts of the county will get to see it.  Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber will be […]

  • Update: Potential witness located in fatal hit and run

    UPDATE: The woman in the picture came forward Friday afternoon. Thanks to all for sharing. MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Muskegon County Sheriff is asking for help in finding a witness to a fatal hit and run crash last month. Betty Jean Wolovek, 82, was a pedestrian and was killed in the crash in the parking lot of the E&A Grocery store at 5586 E. Apple Avenue on November 23rd.  The driver of the vehicle has not been located. Anyone with […]

  • UberEATS opens in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A new way to get food delivered right to your door launched Thursday in Grand Rapids. UberEATS launched Thursday morning at Brick and Porter in Grand Rapids.  The new app allows you to order from many Grand Rapids restaurants including Brick and Porter, Fat Boy Burgers, Curry Kitchen, Wealthy Bakery and more. You can get free delivery on your first two orders by entering the promo code MICHIGANEATS. You can download the app by searching UberEATS […]