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    Wyoming man to receive $3,000 reimbursement for damaged property

    WYOMING, Mich. — Daniel Garvin is preparing to receive a $3,000 reimbursement check after reaching out to the FOX 17 Problem Solvers for help. “Right after the story aired, the next morning I got a phone call from the executive manager of Beztak saying that they wanted to go ahead and settle and pay for all my damages,” Garvin explained. He said he also received a contract from Beztak Properties which said they’d give him the money, but he cannot […]

  • Teen charged for deadly accident; second teen remains critical

    MUSKEGON County, Mich. — Jordyn Garza, 18, was charged in a Muskegon County courtroom for “reckless driving causing death” and “reckless driving causing impairment.” Whitehall police said Garza was behind the wheel when he crashed a car into a utility pole and then a tree. The crash happened near Division Street and Mears Avenue in an alley in Whitehall. Garza’s cousin, 15-year-old Makaila Stever-Knapp died at the scene. A second teen remains in critical condition. Police said five people were […]

  • Apartment ceiling collapses; renter says management could have prevented it

    WYOMING, Mich. — Daniel Garvin lives in Oldebrook Apartments in Wyoming. The complex is managed by Beztak Properties based in Farmington Hills. Garvin said he and his wife informed management about his caving, cracking ceiling. He said a maintenance man was sent to take a look. However, he said no work was done to prevent the collapse. His renters insurance won’t pay. Garvin said that’s because management knew of the problem. He wants management to compensate him for damages. Watch […]

  • Tornado victims want refund; tree service didn’t do work

    WYOMING, Mich. — A family living on Buchanan Avenue in Wyoming is seeking a refund from a tree cutting service. Two trees were knocked down in the Reavis family’s backyard during the tornado in early July. Adam Reavis said he hired Jeremy McMahan to cleanup the mess. McMahan owns Green-Again Tree Service. Reavis and his wife paid McMahan $650 upfront for a $1,300 job. The couple showed the FOX 17 Problem Solvers the contract. More than a month later, the […]

  • Property owners denounce controversial drain assessment at county meeting

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Tuesday afternoon, residents sounded off on a controversial drain plan at the Ottawa County Commission board meeting. About 700 property owners are slated to pay for the new drain. Their share of the bill is $2.1 million. They said it’s not fair, since 1800 property owners are within the drainage district. The county commission made it clear that its not over the drain commission. However, the commission approves funding for the projects. Watch the video for […]

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    “Major Investigative Unit” looking for missing Marshall teen

    MARSHALL, Mich. — FOX 17 has learned the Michigan State Police and FBI are now involved in the search for a missing Marshall teen. Hannah Marie Amaro, 14, went missing Saturday. Police say she has not had any contact with friends or family. Her family believes she might have gotten into a truck with a man named Vic. Family members say he is from Georgia and the pair met on a dating site. FOX 17 photographer Chris Sage learned from the […]

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    Canine joins Spectrum Health security, pulls double-duty

    Grand Rapids, Mich — Fix, a 15-month-old German Shepherd, had his first official day on the job as Spectrum Health’s newest security team member. Born in the Netherlands, Fix was trained in the Czech Republic, according to his new handler, Spectrum security police officer Derek Karcher. Karcher has been with the hospital system’s security team for three years. Click the video to watch Fix and learn more about his roles at the hospital.

  • Parents concerned about iPad insurance; District offers alternatives

    ZEELAND, Mich. — Technology continues to expand in the Zeeland Public School district. Superintendent Cal De Kuiper said the classrooms adopted the iPad four years ago. “An iPad is $450 per student plus the case, plus the apps,” De Kuiper said it accelerates the classroom learning experience. “We want to stay with this and we will. We just have to figure out the best way to do it,” De Kuiper said. Until this year, he said the district “self-funded” the […]

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    Murdered teen’s grandmother condemns ‘senseless’ violence

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Linda Love recalled the disturbing phone call she took from her grandson Trayveon, Thursday morning. It was minutes after the shooting death of her other grandson, Daquarius Love. Linda Love recalled, “[Trayveon] start screaming in the phone, ‘Grandma they shot Dee Dee! They shot Dee Dee, Granny!'” Daquarius Love, 17, took his last breath near Peck and Hume just after midnight. Muksegon Heights police said he was the victim of a drive-by shooting. “And he happened […]