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    Nobody hurt in plane crash at Muskegon County Airport

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — No one was injured in a Sunday afternoon plane crash at the Muskegon County Airport. The incident occurred at 2:18 p.m. Sunday when an airplane nosed into the ground in a heavy cross wind while it was landing at the airport, located at 99 Sinclair Drive south of Muskegon and east of Norton Shores. There was no fire hazard and firefighters soon left the scene.  

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    Morning showers produce area flooding in GR and Muskegon

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Downpours throughout West Michigan on Sunday morning resulted in flash flooding in both the Grand Rapids and Muskegon areas. Flooding was reported in Muskegon at about 6 a.m. but the waters soon receded. There were also reports of flooding in streets and other low-lying areas around Grand Rapids. The pictures shown were taken by FOX 17 viewer Terry Lowery on Hovey Street near John Ball Zoo on the city’s southwest side. Those waters also subsided.  

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    Grand Haven teenager seriously hurt when vehicle hits tree

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A Grand Haven teenager was hospitalized in serious condition after her vehicle flipped over and hit a tree Sunday morning. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Kendall Richards, 19, of Grand Haven was driving a 2002 Buick westbound on Lincoln Street west of 152nd Avenue in Grand Haven Township when she either fell asleep or had a medical incident. Her vehicle traveled on the gravel portion of the roadway’s westbound lane for more than 100 yards […]

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    Local man suing downtown tavern for discrimination

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against a local business. Under the heading “Marcel Price Files and Serves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tavern on the Square and Its Parent Company,” the law firm Witte Law of Grand Rapids released the following statement: “Marcel Price through his attorneys at Witte Law PLLC, served a civil rights complaint on a representative of Tavern on the Square Grand Rapids, who took service on behalf of Kristopher […]

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    People jump to help store that lost contents to fire

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — People lined up on Saturday to help out a store that lost all its contents to a fire early Thursday morning that was later determined to be arson. A fire outside Ken’s Fruit Market, located at 3500 Plainfield Ave. NE, not only damaged that store but a pair of adjoining businesses — Big Lots and the Africa’s Child Thrift Store — also suffered smoke damage. Africa’s Child is a resale shop that lost all of […]

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    Now 3 years since area trooper was shot to death

    MASON COUNTY, Mich. — It was three years ago that a Michigan State Police trooper was gunned down during a traffic stop on a rural Mason County roadway. MSP Trooper Paul Butterfield, 43, died in the line of duty when he was shot in the head by Eric Knysz during a traffic stop in Mason County on Sept. 9, 2013, just minutes after starting his shift. It’s a story that touched people across the state and nation, with hundreds turning out for Butterfield’s funeral, including law […]

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    Fisherman missing, presumed drowned in Caledonia Township

    CALEDONIA TWP., Mich. — What started out as a water rescue at Ruehs Park at midday Sunday soon turned into a recovery effort. At 10:40 a.m. Sunday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fisherman falling into the Thornapple River, going underwater and not resurfacing at the park. Authorities would only say the man was a 45-year-old from Kentwood. The man’s 14-year-old son told deputies that he and his father were fishing in the river when his father slipped […]

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    Water search suspended for missing Holland teenager

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday afternoon that it had suspended the water search as part of the recovery effort for a teenager presumed drowned. Christopher Mimis, 17, and Vincent Green, 14, were last seen Wednesday in the area of the North Pier at Holland State Park. Two other boys who were swimming with Mimis and Green were able to get out of the water. The four were swimming inside the swim zone, but Mimis and Green […]

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    Pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed while crossing US-31

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing US-31 on Friday evening. The man was hit by a vehicle on US-31 north of Apple Avenue at 9:36 p.m. Friday, according to the Muskegon Police Department. According to Police Chief Jeff Lewis, the man was wearing dark clothing while crossing the highway when he was hit and killed by a northbound vehicle. The victim will not be identified until after relatives are notified. The vehicle’s driver was not hurt. […]