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    Missing 90-year-old Portage man is found

    PORTAGE, Mich. —  A missing 90-year-old Portage man was found Friday night. RD Lindsay Forshee, 90, was found at about 10 p.m. in McHenry County, Ill. The Portage Department of Public Safety said he was in good health and will be reunited with his family. Forshee had been reported missing early Friday by Portage Public Safety. He was last seen at about 5:22 a.m. Friday morning traveling northbound on Portage Road near Centre Avenue, according to a police press release.     […]

  • Grand Rapids Harley Davidson Heroes of the Week: Hammersley, Fernanders & Mcleod

    NEWAYGO, Mich. — Each week, West Michigan’s Most Wanted and Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson recognize a public servant who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help the community he or she is a part of. This week, three officers from the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office are being recognized for their efforts. Sgt. Denny Hammersley, line officer Lorita Fernanders and line officer Rocky Mcleod all three recently celebrated 25 years of service with the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office. All are […]

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    Portage police chase leads to Indiana and large marijuana bust

    PORTAGE, Mich. — A police chase that started in Portage and wound through Michigan and Indiana ended with the discovery of a large marijuana growing operation and four arrests. Portage Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kevin Gleesing told FOX 17 NEWS that on Wednesday officers responded to reports of a woman driving through a yard on Portage Road on the city’s south side. They followed the woman to Vicksburg. Other police agencies then took over the chase, which eventually saw the woman […]

  • Ludington Sean Phillips Suspect Baby Kate case

    Mason County appeals judge’s recusal refusal in Baby Kate murder case

    LUDINGTON, Mich. — A judge has refused to recuse himself in the murder trial of accused Baby Kate killer Sean Phillips, and the Mason County prosecutor’s office is appealing the decision. During a motion hearing Monday morning, Judge Peter Wadel declined to recuse himself from overseeing the trial. Mason County’s other two judges previously recused themselves because they participated as attorneys in related cases. “We are appealing Judge Wadel’s decision from this morning,” Mason County prosecutor Paul Spaniola told FOX […]

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    Charges won’t be filed in infant’s death at day care center

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against a Kentwood day care center where a 3-month-old boy died earlier this year. On Feb. 19, the father of Cooper Fales picked up his son from Bridges Day Care in Kentwood with the infant already in a car seat with a covering over the top. Upon arriving at home, the father found Cooper unresponsive and police were called. The medical examiner later decided that the child […]

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    Norton Shores pool victim is identified

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Police have identified a woman who died in a swimming pool in her back yard last Friday. Tuesday afternoon the Norton Shores Police Department told FOX 17 News that the dead woman was Monika Katrin Voss, 73. The Norton Shores Fire Department was called to the 3800 block of Hess Street at 4:33 p.m. Friday. Voss’ husband called 9-1-1 after discovering her in the pool. Emergency crews found the woman’s body in the pool on top of […]

  • Ottawa County Sheriff

    4 tots left alone, start house fire with lighter

    BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Four children were transported to the hospital after being left alone and starting a fire with a lighter Friday. At 4:18 p.m. Friday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fire in a house at 6325 48th Ave. in Blendon Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found four victims — all juvenile children between the ages of 4 and 11 — who were transported for possible smoke inhalation treatment to Helen DeVos Children’s […]

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    Police chase ends with rollover in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are investigating a vehicle that was fleeing from police and eventually crashed at a Grand Rapids intersection Friday night. Kent County Sheriff’s Office deputies were chasing a vehicle through Grand Rapids when it crashed and overturned at Lake Michigan Drive NW and Covell Avenue NW on Friday evening. The accident scene is located just west of Interstate 196 on Grand Rapids’ west side. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Grand Rapids Police […]


    Roof vent fire is put out at Greenville pub & eatery

    GREENVILLE, Mich. — Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at a Greenville dining and drinking establishment Friday evening. At 5:47 p.m. Friday, the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at the 57 Brew Pub and Bistro, which was built not long ago on the former site of J.R.’s Roller Castle, across the street from Meijer at 1310 W. Washington St. (M-57)  in Greenville. Firefighters found flames showing in a roof vent and were able to put out […]