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  • Power outages around Kent County on Sunday.

    Power restored to 5000+ Consumers customers after storms

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Power has been restored to more than 5,000 Consumers Energy customers who were left without electrical service after strong rains inundated West Michigan on Sunday morning. The outages were spread out across various areas within Kent County. All the areas shown had estimated restoration times of 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Surrounding counties fared better, with few or no power outages there.

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    Firefighters battle heat as fire destroys home

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — On what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year, firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that destroyed a Georgetown Township home Saturday morning. The fire was reported just before 10 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 8000 block of Briar Lane in Georgetown Township, according to Ottawa County dispathers. Everyone inside the home was able to get out and no injuries were reported. The fire were extinguished by 10:30 a.m. Georgetown Township fire chief […]

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    Man’s gun goes off in restroom at Walmart in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — A man was accidentally shot Sunday afternoon in the restroom at a Walmart Supercenter. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. in the men’s restroom at the Walmart Supercenter at 355 54th St. SW. According to the Wyoming Police Department, a man who is a concealed pistol license holder was in a stall when he decided to adjust his pistol and place it into another pocket. The pistol then discharged, firing a bullet into the floor. A man […]


    Fire at Grand Haven Township business

    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Firefighters on Sunday afternoon responded to a report of a fire at a Grand Haven Township business. At 4:10 p.m. Sunday, the rear of the building and two semis were reported on fire at Seaver Finishing, located at 16900 Hayes St. in Grand Haven Township. Hazardous materials crews were put on standby. Seaver Finishing has been in business since 1953 and was founded by the late James Seaver. The company specializes in powder coating, electrostatic coating […]

  • Micheal Joseph Pillette

    Missing Kentwood man reunited with family

    UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff’s Department has just announced that “the subject has been located and reunited with family. Disregard the request for assistance.” KENTWOOD, Mich. — The Kentwood Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community to help locate a missing man. Micheal Joseph Pillette is a 21-year-old black male standing approximately 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He was possibly last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt. Pillette is missing from his home […]

  • Firefighters battle Saturday's blaze on Deena Drive in Walker. Eric Brefka photo

    House in Walker burns, is ‘a major loss’

    WALKER, Mich. — The Walker Fire Department battled a blaze that extensively damaged a house on the city’s southwest side Sunday. Firefighters told FOX 17 the house was “a major loss.” The fire was reported at 8:36 a.m. Sunday at 3692 Deena Drive SW. The homeowners were preparing to leave for church when they noticed flames in the home’s lower level and ran outside. Firefighters said the fire was already through the roof when they arrived, and that the flames spread quickly. […]

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    3 hurt in fire at Wyoming senior retirement center

    WYOMING, Mich. — Three people were injured and a dog died when a fire caused extensive damage to the Bayberry Farms Village senior retirement center on Saturday afternoon. The fire happened around 2 p.m. Saturday at the retirement center, 2520 56th St. SW in Wyoming. That’s near the corner of 56th Street SW and Byron Center Avenue, behind a CVS store. The fire started on the exterior of the second floor, in a porch or patio area, according to officials on scene. A dog was […]

  • Grand Rapids firefighters battle the Saturday afternoon fire on Lowell Avenue NE. Christian Grow photo

    Second floor of home burns on Grand Rapids’ northeast side

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Saturday afternoon house fire resulted in extensive damage to a home’s second floor. At about 2 p.m. Saturday, the Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Lowell Avenue NE. Firefighters at the scene told FOX 17 the fire started in a living room on the second floor. Damage was limited to the house’s second floor and its contents. There were no injuries.

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    Hundreds participate in ‘Am I Next’ rally at Rosa Parks Circle

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hundreds of people took part in an “Am I Next” rally in downtown Grand Rapids at midday Saturday. The event took place in Rosa Parks Circle and featured signs, smiles and dancing. It was organized by a group of local high school students as a peaceful movement recognizing the lives of all minorities and those lost in senseless murders. In the 72 hours prior to the rally, a community bike ride in support of peace and unity also […]