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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
  • Kristin Sidlauskas, 39

    Woman’s death, first thought homicide, ruled a suicide

    WALKER, Mich. — The death of Kristin Sidlauskas of Grand Rapids has been ruled a suicide. Her body was first found in Walker on May 16, and police were investigating the death as a homicide. But Walker Police released a statement Friday morning that said “information, interviews, and evidence collected” led to the conclusion the 39-year-old mother’s death was from suicide. Sidlauskas led a complicated life where she asked for and received a personal protection order against the father of […]

  • M-222 old bridge (Google Street View)

    M-222 bridge over US-131 in Allegan County opens early

    MARTIN, Mich. — The bridge replacement project at M-222 over US-131 in Martin has been finished six weeks early, with the bridge reopened Friday. The bridge was completed two weeks early, and the related road work was finished six weeks early, said the Michigan Department of Transportation. The schedule was to have the work done before the B-93 Birthday Bash, which requires access to US-131 Speedway grounds nearby. The weekend music event is scheduled for June 13 and 14.

  • Westaby Web Moment: “Smarter Every Day” is fun and fascinating

    Destin Sandlin is a man with a mission: “I want to be an astronaut and am working towards being worthy,” he says on his web site. He’s a lot more than a dreamer. Sandlin is an award-winning engineer who travels the globe to bring science to us in understandable language, and always with a sense of fun and fascination. His YouTube channel and web site are called “Smarter Every Day.”

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    Suspected drunk driver crashes into Grand Rapids fire truck

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids Fire Department truck suffered significant damage when it was struck while its crew worked at the scene of a previous accident. The incident took place around 1 a.m. Friday at Burton Street at the East Beltline in Grand Rapids. The driver who crashed into the fire unit was hospitalized but expected to recover. No one was in the fire truck at the time of the crash, and no one besides the driver was […]

  • Hudson St bridge Lowell (Google Street View)

    Road projects: Major bridge in Lowell closes for 6 weeks

    LOWELL, Mich. — The bridge that connects downtown Lowell with I-96 is closed until July 2 for repairs. Fortunately, there’s a bridge not far upstream to handle the detour. The Hudson Street bridge over the Grand River is scheduled to be closed May 20 through July 2. Detour: Use Division Street between M-21 and Grand River Drive. The Division Street bridge is east of the Hudson Street bridge. Other projects could affect your route: I-196, Hudsonville Eastbound I-196, left lane […]

  • Semi fire

    Raw video: Semi fire in downtown Grand Rapids

    Flames began in the engine compartment of a semi on northbound Scribner Avenue just south of Leonard Street in Grand Rapids around 8:45 a.m. We happened to catch the view from the FOX 17 Tower Cam on River House.

  • How to make big money with your cellphone

    Cell phones are not cheap. At an average of $85 a month for a smartphone, that’s almost a thousand dollars a year, not including the cost of the phone. But some savvy people like Teresa Kannenberg are earning back some of those dollars by making money on their cellphone. We caught up with Kannenberg as she grabbed a shopping cart and headed into Target, where she planned to make some money.  No, this mom doesn’t work at the store. Rather, […]

  • 131 bridge over Muskegon River (Google Street View)

    Heading up north? US-131 will be closed in Mecosta County

    STANWOOD, Mich. — Work on the bridges that carry US-131 over the Muskegon River in Mecosta County north of Stanwood has reached a point where the bridges must be occasionally closed for an extended period. The first closure begins Monday, May 18. Northbound US-131 will be closed over the Muskegon River May 18 through 21. Southbound US-131 will be closed over the Muskegon River May 18 through May 30. Detour: Northbound traffic will exit at 8 Mile Road exit 131, […]

  • FOX 17 takes road trip to Fruitport: Peppie’s Pizza & Sub Shop

    Peppie’s Pizza & Sub Shop22 S 3rd Ave Fruitport, Michigan (231) 865-6776 See how well Jackie Green can make a restaurant pizza: And can she toss pizza dough?