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  • Pickup found partially submerged in lake near Cedar Springs

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person who left a pickup truck partially submerged in a rural lake. Undersheriff Michelle Young says that at 12:37 p.m. Saturday a citizen reported seeing a vehicle in Clear Lake, located near the Rogue River State Game Area west of Cedar Springs. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found a silver Dodge pickup truck partially submerged in the water with a door open. The vehicle’s driver is […]

  • Car drives through front of Arnie’s Restaurant

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A car drove through the front of a local restaurant on Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Arnie’s Bakery and Restaurant at 2650 E. Beltline Ave. SE in Grand Rapids. Employees told FOX 17 that nobody was injured. They said the accident occurred when the female driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake. The restaurant remains open for business.

  • Saranac man downs 19-point buck in Mason County

    SARANAC, Mich. — A Saranac man killed a 19-point buck on the first day of firearms deer hunting season. Eric Hysell downed the big buck at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday with a shot from 193 yards away using a .30-378 high-powered rifle on public land at the Manistee National Forest in Mason County. The deer hasn’t been scored yet to see if it qualifies for any records.

  • Michigan State-Penn State game resumes after lightning delay

    EAST LANSING, Mich. – The college football game between the Michigan State Spartans and Penn State Nittany Lions at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon was delayed by lightning midway through the second quarter. At 1:15 p.m., with Penn State leading 14-7 and 7:58 showing on the clock in the first half, game officials pulled both teams off the field for a weather delay due to lightning nearby. All the 70,000+ fans also were ordered to exit the stadium. The projected […]

  • 3 children killed, 6 badly hurt as truck hits Sheridan buggy

    SHERIDAN, Mich. — Three children died and six other people were seriously injured when a pickup truck hit a horse-drawn buggy near Sheridan on Sunday morning. The accident occurred at 8:34 a.m. Sunday on East Condensery Road near Townhall Road in Evergreen Township near Sheridan, which is located in south-central Montcalm County. The Michigan State Police said the pickup was eastbound on Condensery when it struck the rear of the eastbound buggy and demolished it. Nine people were riding inside […]

  • Water main break floods Grand Rapids street

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A southeast-side street was closed to traffic Saturday due to a broken water main. The break occurred early Saturday morning in the 1300 block of Kirk Drive SE, located between Hall Street SE and East Forest Drive SE. Water flooded the street and pressure caused the roadway’s surface to bulge upward.

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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 […]