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    Power outages hit central and northern Kent County

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Northern Kent County was hit with a power outage Sunday afternoon. At 2:15 p.m. Sunday, 1,372 Consumers Energy customers lost electrical service in an area bounded by 12 Mile Road NE on the north, Summit Avenue NE on the east, Lynhurst Street NE on the south and Freska Lake Drive NE on the west. Consumers Energy assigned a crew to make repairs and estimated the time of restoration at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, there was another […]

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    Consumers Energy issues wind and thunderstorm alert

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Consumers Energy on Saturday morning issued a wind and thunderstorm alert for overnight Saturday through Sunday. According to Brian Wheeler of Consumers, “Increasing winds and thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of Lower Michigan overnight tonight through Sunday. These severe conditions may include winds reaching 60 mph near the Lake Michigan lakeshore and up to 45 mph across lower Michigan. This could result in power outages, downed wires and other safety hazards.” Wheeler went on […]

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    Consumers Energy restores power following afternoon outages

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern says electrical service was restored by 6:10 p.m.  to all customers affected by a power outage in Grand Rapids. He tells Fox-17 a total of 8,094 customers were impacted Saturday afternoon, and the cause of the outage was an electrical failure. A number of traffic lights were out, as well, in downtown Grand Rapids and on the city’s near Northwest Side. –James Gemmell/Fox-17 ————————-EARLIER STORY: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids […]

  • Grand Rapids sets new Guinness cake walk record

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new world record was set for the Guinness Book of Records at Calder Plaza on Saturday. According to Ashley Abbott Bodien of Kids’ Food Basket, a total of 327 people assembled in Calder Plaza to set a new Guinness record for World’s Largest Cakewalk. The previous record was 280 people, set in August 2016 in Grainger County, Tenn. The cakewalk involves participants walking around a path of squares in time to music, which plays for a […]

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    Four sought for armed home invasion in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Four suspects are being sought for an armed home invasion early Sunday morning. At 3:21 a.m. Sunday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to a report of a home invasion in the 900 block of Leebarton Court. Upon arriving at the scene, officers interviewed five victims who reported being robbed at gunpoint while inside a residence. The victims reported having personal property taken from them and that the suspects fled the area on foot.  Officers […]

  • Flames destroy garage and damage home in Oshtemo

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Sunday morning fire destroyed an attached garage west of Kalamazoo. The fire was reported in the 10,000 block of West M Avenue after family members awoke to the sound of a large popping noise. Firefighters said the husband went outside where he found the garage ablaze. The man attempted to extinguish the fire while his wife called 9-1-1. Oshtemo Township firefighters arrived at the scene to find the garage fully engulfed in flames. There were […]

  • Prosecutor will ask high court to overturn appeals court ruling

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — The prosecutor who successfully tried Robin Root for murder plans to file an appeal with the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn Friday’s appeals court decision. In 2015, Root was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2007 slaying of Janna Kelly of Grand Rapids. Kelly’s body had been discovered in an Ottawa County field. In December 2015, Root was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On Friday, the Michigan Court of Appeals […]

  • Sunday morning fire put out at Holland aluminum business

    HOLLAND, Mich. — A business was evacuated for a Sunday morning fire that was soon extinguished by firefighters. The first call to the Holland Fire Department came in at 10:24 a.m. for a commercial fire at Benteler Aluminum, located at 365 W. 24th St. in Holland. Employees were soon evacuated from the business and West 24th Street was closed to traffic. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found flames in a ceiling. When firefighters inspected the area the cause was […]

  • Western M-6 now closed in both directions

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Both directions of travel on western M-6 are now off limits to traffic. That’s the heavily traveled stretch between Wilson Avenue and Interstate 196. The westbound lanes shut down at noon Saturday and will remain closed until Nov. 6. It’s all being done to allow work on a $9.5 million project rebuilding both directions of a three-mile piece that has been one of West Michigan’s worst stretches of roadway. The eastbound lanes are scheduled to reopen […]