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    Street collapse shuts down Kenowa Avenue in Wyoming

    WYOMING, Mich. — A stretch of Kenowa Avenue has been closed to traffic after the road surface collapsed. The sinkhole occurred Thursday evening on Kenowa north of 56th Street and Barry Street SW. It measured one lane wide and about 15 feet in length. However, the dirt underneath the other lane also was washed out and workers at the scene said that too could collapse. The road was closed in both directions and traffic was detoured around the area. City of Wyoming crews […]

  • Semi-truck rollover

    Truck driver dies in semi rollover on M-6 ramp to 131

    The eastbound M-6 ramp to northbound US-131 is closed Thursday morning after a crash involving a semi-truck, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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    Shelby trio face federal charges for $722,149 in food stamp fraud

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Three Oceana County women have been charged in U.S. District Court with food stamp fraud totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. According to documents filed by U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles, a grand jury investigation resulted in Fabiola Garcia, Cruz Gonzalez and Gisela Mendoza each being charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud while operating the La Fortuna Carniceria store in Shelby. Gonzalez is the business’ owner while Garcia and […]

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    Zeeland man seriously hurt in rollover crash

    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Friday night. The accident occurred at 9:40 p.m. Friday at 3352 64th Avenue, located south of Chicago Drive between Chicago Drive and Riley in Zeeland Township. AeroMed was called to the crash scene where the driver of an SUV – later identified as Zeeland resident Joseph Reed, 26 – sustained serious injuries after being pinned inside his vehicle. After being extricated, the driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. […]

  • Crash involving School Bus Crash

    Only 1 of 27 is hurt when Hartford school bus hits minivan

    LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person was injured following a crash involving a school bus and a minivan Tuesday morning. It happened at 8:10 a.m. on Red Arrow Highway at County Road 681 in Lawrence Township. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office said that deputy Loren Tarner was in the area and heard the sound of a minivan colliding with a Hartford Public School bus at that time. Police said the minivan contained four occupants. Three passengers were uninjured and the driver, […]

  • Maxwell Hilton

    Teen sentenced to both juvenile detention and prison for stabbing sister

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A teenage boy who stabbed his sister numerous times was sentenced Tuesday to juvenile detention followed by prison. Max Hilton (pictured), 15, could spend up to life in prison based upon a judge’s future decision. He was charged as an adult with assault with attempt to commit murder and pleaded guilty to the charge in August. On March 14, police were called to the 8500 block of Grainery Road SE near Caledonia just after 1:15 p.m. where […]

  • 2015 ArtPrize winner

    ArtPrize Dallas is canceled due to funding difficulties

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — ArtPrize Dallas, scheduled to debut in 2016, has been canceled. ArtPrize organizers confirmed that fact to FOX 17 NEWS late Thursday night. Plans called for making the announcement Friday morning, however, the information was leaked out of Texas on Thursday evening. “ArtPrize Dallas – a Dallas-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – has withdrawn their bid to host the international art competition,” said a release. The statement said there wasn’t enough time to raise the money to put […]


    Car bursts through front of Alpine Avenue convenience store

    ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Wednesday night a car burst through the front door of an Alpine Avenue convenience store — literally. The crash occurred at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Kwik Mart at 4258 Alpine Ave. NW in Alpine Township. The store’s owner said the car was being driven by a man wearing slip-on shoes whose foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the accelerator. The car then jumped over the curb and went into the building.  The driver did […]

  • Muskegon Police shooting

    Police investigating after 2 men shot in Muskegon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Two men suffered gunshot wounds in Muskegon just before midnight Wednesday night. Shortly after midnight, the pair showed up at different times at the emergency room at the Mercy Health Hackley Campus in Muskegon. One man had been shot in the chest and the other in the back. Both wounds were non-life-threatening. “We cannot say with any certainty” what location they were shot at, Muskegon Police Department Det. Capt. Shawn Bride told FOX 17 NEWS Thursday evening. […]