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    Night-time blaze damages apartment in Grandville

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Firefighters were on the scene Friday night battling a fire at a Kenowa Avenue apartment. At 9:35 p.m. Friday, the Grandville Fire Department responded to a report of an apartment fire at 3920 Kenowa Avenue SW, near the intersection with Ravenswood Drive SW. Shortly after arriving at the scene,firefighters reported that a lower-floor apartment was fully engulfed in flames. There were no injuries. Firefighters contained the flames to only one apartment in the building. FOX 17 NEWS has […]

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    Camper stolen from driveway near South Haven

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a camping trailer that was stolen from a Geneva Township driveway at midday Friday. Friday afternoon, deputies responded to a report of a stolen camper in the 5000 block of 68th Street. The caller left around 10 a.m. and returned home around noon when he noticed that his neighbor’s camper was gone. The camper is usually parked in the driveway in front of the neighbor’s house. The caller called […]

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    Kalamazoo garage explodes and damages house

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man escaped injury “miraculously” when a garage exploded Friday night in Kalamazoo, destroying the garage and damaging an adjacent house. At 7 p.m. Friday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to reports of an explosion at a residence in the 600 block of Pleasant Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a garage destroyed and the nearby house also damaged by an explosion. A Kalamazoo DPS officer told FOX 17 NEWS that nobody was […]

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    Hilton & sports bar going up soon near Woodland Mall

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An area hotel developer Friday announced plans to build a four-story Hilton hotel and sports bar north of the Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids. Suburban Inns, which is based in Holland, plans to erect a 144-room Hilton Garden Inn at 2321 Beltline Ave. SE and a 220-seat Big E’s sports bar next door during the summer of 2016. An artist’s rendering is shown above. The Grand Rapids Planning Commission approved the project Thursday. Suburban Inns president […]

  • Plane crashes in eastern Kent County near Lowell airport

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A pilot sustained minor injuries during a Monday evening plane crash in eastern Kent County. The crash of a single-engine 1964 Cessna 172 was first reported at 5:46 p.m. Monday at 432 Lincoln Lake Avenue south of Vergennes Street. The crash site is between the Lowell City Airport and Vergennes, north of the airport. The Lowell City Airport is located at 730 Lincoln Lake Avenue. First responders said that one person was involved in the crash, […]

  • Calhoun County veterans administrator quits over misconduct probe

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — Calhoun County’s Veterans Affairs Office director resigned Monday upon being informed of a woman’s complaint against him. On Monday morning, Scott Losey met with County Administrator Kelli Scott and was told that the county had completed an internal investigation stemming from a complaint it received Dec. 28 about veterans benefits assistance that he rendered. Losey then resigned effective immediately. He had been on administrative leave since last Monday. Scott told FOX 17 NEWS that the complaint came […]

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    Van Buren teen arrested for attempted murder of brother

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A 15-year-old is in custody after police say he tried to kill his brother Friday. According to the Michigan State Police, on Friday troopers from MSP’s Paw Paw Post were called to a residence just north of Red Arrow Highway in Antwerp Township for a report of a stabbing. The investigation showed that a 15-year-old boy stabbed his older brother with a steak knife following a verbal confrontation. Upon police officers’ arrival, the suspect fled the scene, […]

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    2 hurt in 3-car collision at Holland Township intersection

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at a township intersection at midday Monday. At 12:10 p.m. Monday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a three-car accident with injuries at the intersection of southbound U.S. 31 and Felch Street in Holland Township. Deputies said that Veng Cheng, 59, of Holland was southbound on U.S. 31 and failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the Felch Street intersection. Cheng entered […]

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    Girl injured when black ice causes Mecosta County rollover

    MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — A teenage girl was injured when a car rolled over after hitting a patch of black ice on U.S. 131 in Mecosta County on Friday morning. At 8:52 a.m. Friday, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single-car rollover on U.S. 131 near Perry Street. The investigation showed that the driver — Robert Bieschke of Cedar Springs — lost control of his vehicle on a stretch of black ice and the car […]