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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
  • Portage fatal crash scene S Westnedge (FOX 17)

    Woman flees police and is killed in rollover crash in Portage

    PORTAGE, Mich. — A woman who was pulled over by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputy first stopped, then took off and was killed when her car rolled over in Portage. The woman — later identified as Juanita Lee, 50, of Kalamazoo — and deputy pulled into a parking lot around 3:08 a.m. Friday after she was pulled over for speeding on Westnedge Avenue and Milham Avenue. She got out of the car, but the deputy told her to get back […]

  • A tour of Under The Vines

    Under The Vines 959 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. (616) 356-1986

  • Division Ave S at 100th St (Google Street View)

    Division Avenue closure delayed to April 27

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Construction on Division Avenue between 100th Street and the Allegan County line has been delayed for a second time. The Kent County Road Commission sent out notice that closure of the road will begin on Monday, April 27. The second postponement will let utilitie companies to mark their underground lines, said the notice. The road will be completely closed to allow upgrade of the road and widening at 100th Street. The project is still expected to […]

  • Sweetwater's Donut Mill

    Sweetwater’s Donut Mill makes top list of donut shops

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Each year, Thrillist issues its list of top donut shops, and the 2015 list includes Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, with locations in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. The food, drink, and travel site, obsessed with lists, posts a donut shop list every year. And, appropriate to the category, this year the list of best donut shops has expanded from 21 to 33. This appears to be the first year that Sweetwater’s has made the list. The site describes Sweetwater’s […]

  • 04-21-15 Dieseltec graffiti

    Graffiti sprayed on business whose owner made anti-gay comments

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Someone used a spray can to paint “I (heart) NUTS” on the side of the Dieseltec building in Grandville. The remains of graffiti could be seen on one of the building’s doors, but it appeared that an attempt had been made to clean if off. The vandalism was visible Tuesday morning. Owner Brian Klawiter wouldn’t comment. Klawiter made headlines April 14 when he posted on the Dieseltec Facebook page that “I would not hesitate to refuse service […]

  • 04-18-15 Rodriguez-Duarte Homicide scene Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids homicide victim identified

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The man found dead from a shooting in the Southwest side of Grand Rapids April 18 has been identified as German Antonio Rodriguez-Duarte, 35, said Grand Rapids Police. Rodriguez-Duarte was found lying between houses in the 500 block of Hall Street SW early Saturday. The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team is handling the case, and if you know anything, call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3604 or contact Silent Observer at 616-774-2345. Witnesses […]

  • Division Ave S at 100th St (Google Street View)

    Road Work: Division Avenue S to close; Roundabout crews get busy

    GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Road crews are getting busy in West Michigan. Construction will close Division Avenue S. between 100th Street and the Allegan County line. The closure, now rescheduled to begin April 23, will continue until July 25, says the Kent County Road Commission. Detour: Use 100th Street, Kalamazoo Avenue, and 146th Avenue. (See map.) Closures will finally take place Tuesday at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Remembrance Road as work ramps up on the roundabout that will […]

  • Owners of Fresh Coast Kitchen believe in Michigan

    Fresh Coast Kitchen 15 Ionia Ave Ste 100, Downtown Grand Rapids 1633 28th St Suite L, Wyoming 4255 Alpine Ave. Suite D, Comstock Park

  • Hastings-Police-Unit

    Meth components found in Hastings home; One man arrested

    HASTINGS, Mich. — A Hastings Police detective discovered components for making methamphetamines in the garage of a home he was visiting for an unrelated reasons. A 31-year-old man was arrested. The discovery was made around 10:30 a.m. Monday, and the detective called Michigan State Police Meth Responders who helped with the cleanup. The components were located in the unattached garage of the home in the 400 block of E. Madison Street, and there was no sign meth was made in […]