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    2 kids run away after stranger offers them a ride to school in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A stranger offered a ride to school to two children on Grand Rapids’ northwest side, police said. It happened shortly after 7 a.m. on 5th Street on September 4. The children told their mother that a man in a red SUV pulled up to them, rolled down his window, and offered them a ride to school. They said no and turned around to go back home. Police are investigating the incident.

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    5 things to know for Thursday, September 4

    The top five stories FOX 17 is covering this Thursday: 1. 1 killed, 2 injured in Kent County crash One woman was killed and two other people were injured on Wednesday in a crash in Kent County’s Tyrone Township. Around 8:15 p.m., a Ford pickup truck was headed south on Tyrone Avenue and blew through a stop sign, hitting a Dodge Charger. The passenger in the charger, Anna Escutio-Chavez, 25, was taken to the hospital and died from her injuries. […]

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    Your artwork could turn into the next Tulip Time poster!

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council have teamed up and announced the fifth annual competition to determine the image for the festival’s 2015 poster. It’s called the Art in Bloom Poster Competition and artists are invited to submit their entries which will be judged by Steve Nelson, associate professor of art at Hope College. Local artists will have until October 15 to submit their pieces for the contest. The winner will be announced at First Bloom, […]

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    Video: Allegiant Airlines flight leaving Grand Rapids loses cabin pressure

    GREENVILLE, SC — An Allegiant Airlines flight that left Grand Rapids for Orlando, Florida made an emergency landing in South Carolina yesterday. The airline said Flight 683 “experienced a cabin pressurization issue approximately two hours after take off. The pilots used their extensive training to safely land the aircraft at the Greenville-Spartenburg airport, while flight attendants ensured the safety and comfort of passengers by assisting passengers with oxygen masks and safety belts.” Passengers were given hotel accommodations for the night, a […]

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    5 Things to know for Tuesday, September 2

    The top five stories FOX 17 is covering this Tuesday: 1. Northview High starts school with a new look The school has been renovated just in time for the new year to begin. The front entry of Northview High features a 3-dimensional graphic on the floor that the class of 2013 donated. The lockers are also chest-high so there is complete vision around the area. The school also features areas with chairs and tables to allow students to work together in […]

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    The dawn of a new era at Northview High School

    FOX 17 takes a tour of the newly remodeled Northview High School ahead of its first day.

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    More than 100 open positions available at job fair in Ottawa County

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Ottawa County Michigan Works! Holland Service Center will host a hiring event for four employers with 102 open positions. The Holland Service Center is on 121 Clover Street in Holland and will host the fair 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The companies looking to hire new employees are: Allied Business Services, Forge Staffing, Blu Perspective, and Effex Management Solutions, which is hiring for Magna Mirrors in Holland. Allied will be at the fair 10 a.m. – […]

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    Facebook Fan of the Day: September

    (To become a Facebook fan of FOX 17, go to our fan page and click the Facebook Fan of the Day button to fill out the form. If you have already done that, you’re already in the running!)  9/1: Richie Newberry of Breedsville 9/2: Jason Wolters of Zeeland 9/3: Angie O’Dowd 9/4: Amanda Bos of Holland 9/5: Carrissa Stalsonburg of Comstock Park 9/6: Paula Kay 9/7: Christina McCray 9/8: Carrie Timmer of South Haven 9/9: Stephanie Edsall of Kalamazoo 9/10: […]

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    5 Things to know for Monday, September 1

    The top five stories FOX 17 is covering this Monday: 1. Michigan’s minimum wage set to increase today Starting today, employees making minimum wage will take home slightly bigger paychecks. The rate will go from $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour. The rate hike is part of legislation Governor Snyder signed on May 27. It was introduced to kill a petition drive from Raise Michigan, which wanted to increase minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Under this new law, […]