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After two decades on the radio in West Michigan, Robb became a traffic reporter in early 2006 and has been FOX 17’s roads scholar since 2008.

Born and raised in Southern California, he’s a Dodger fan. But he doesn’t surf and has never been in the movies. He did meet a few stars out there.

His first car was a 1966 Barracuda, but it sounds cooler than it was, due to dents provided by the previous owner.

As a driver, he adheres strictly do his ‘five-over’ rule: never drive more than five miles per hour over the speed limit.


Recent Articles
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    Risk of death from cervical cancer higher than previously thought

    (CNN) — The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings. Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according to a new study that published in the journal Cancer on Monday. The study found that previous estimates of cervical cancer death rates didn’t account for women who […]

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    Why auto insurance rates sometimes appear to be unfair

    Original report from the Consumers Federation of America

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    Icy morning commute, especially on country roads

    GOWEN, Mich. — Residents on 19 Mile Road east of Lincoln Lake Road told FOX 17 they called county dispatch when they heard sounds of a semi losing traction during the morning commute. They found a number of vehicles, including the semi, struggling with icy conditions, and the semi eventually jackknifed. The incidents on 19 Mile were an indication of the troubles some drivers experienced as rain and thunderstorms moved through West Michigan with temperatures near freezing. At one point […]

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    Crashes close sections of US-131 and I-94

    SHELBYVILLE, Mich. — The southbound lanes of US-131 were closed as icy conditions contributed to crashes between Shelbyville and Martin. Meanwhile, the westbound lanes of I-94 were closed near Battle Creek due to a crash. The incidents that caused the closures all took place shortly after 9:30 a.m. Two crashes were reported on US-131 south of the Shelbyville exit, where the southbound side of the freeway was closed. Deputies could be heard on scanners reporting icy conditions. All lanes were […]

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    Morning commute starts with rollover on I-96

    LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Grand Rapids couple, both age 50, was taken to the hospital as a precaution after they were removed from their car, which had rolled over on I-96 in Lowell Township. The crash took place just before 4:30 a.m. at mile 53 on eastbound I-96, about a mile east of the Alden Nash Avenue exit. A Michigan State trooper on the scene told FOX 17 that icy conditions likely contributed to the accident. For a time, […]

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    Early pile-up closes part of US-131 in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A crash involving multiple vehicles closed the northbound lanes of US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids early Friday. The pileup took place around 4:20 a.m., and several injuries were reported. All lanes of the northbound side of the highway were blocked, and traffic was backed up to Hall Street despite the early hour. The blockage continued until around 6:30 a.m. when all lanes were reopened.

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    Man who died in fire identified

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The person who died in a fire Monday night has been identified by the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department as R.C. Jones, 60, of Kalamazoo. Fire in the home on N. Rose Street at W. Hopkins Street in Kalamazoo was first reported around 11 p.m. Monday. At the time, there were two people in the house. The other person got out safely. The cause of the fire continues to be investigated.

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    Trump names Kellyanne Conway as ‘counselor to the president’

      (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump tapped former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as “counselor to the president,” the presidential transition team announced Thursday morning. The transition team said Conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential race, will work with White House senior leadership on messaging and to help execute the administration’s legislative priorities. “In her position, Conway will continue her role as a close adviser to the President and will work with senior leadership to effectively message […]

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    Games Day FAIL: Charades on FOX 17 Morning News

    Dec. 20 is Games Day. We thought we would play Charades. We also thought we would be better at it than we were.