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    Police cruiser damaged during Michael Brown protest in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. –The rear window of a Kalamazoo Public Safety Department cruiser was broken out during a protest of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision Tuesday. About 150 people gathered in Kalamazoo to protest after a grand jury’s decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The crowd gathered at 6:15 p.m. on November 25 in the area of E. Michigan Avenue and Pitcher Street and protesters eventually made their way to Martin Luther […]

  • Christmas & holiday traditions around the world now on display at Fred Meijer Gardens

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHP, Mich. — The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park kicks off its annual tradition of celebrating international Christmas and holiday traditions on November 25. There are more than 40 international trees and displays as well as the Railway Garden and holiday wonderland. This exhibit coincides with Meijer Garden’s 20th year, so the theme is called “Welcoming the World.” This year’s exhibit will also feature New Year’s traditions from Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and China. The exhibit runs until […]

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    1 arrested at scene of attempted break-in; footprints in snow lead police to second suspect

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two men have been arrested in connection to an attempted break-in at the Marathon gas station in Grand Rapids. Officers responded to the alarm at the location on Franklin Street around 1:45 a.m. on November 25. They found that two windows were broken, and saw the 45-year-old suspect in the parking lot. Police say the suspect went around to the back of the building, but the officers caught up with him and arrested him. The officers also […]

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    Vehicle hits pedestrian in Kentwood

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — One person was hit by a vehicle overnight in Kent County. According to dispatchers, the victim was hit near Rothbury Farms on Schaffer Avenue just after midnight on November 25. At last check, the extent of the victim’s injuries were not known, but it’s believed they were taken to the hospital.

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    Michigan monitoring 10 patients for Ebola

    LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed that 10 people in Michigan are being monitored to see if they contract Ebola. However, none of those people have shown symptoms. According to the Detroit News, the people are in several different counties, but a spokesperson for MDCH would not identify those locations out of respect for the patients’ privacy. The heath department has also declined to release details about who the people are or how they may have been […]

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    Facebook Fan of the Day: October

    (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!)  10/1: Tracy DellaVecchia of Hamilton 10/2: Mindee McClung of Hudsonville 10/3: Cindy Pyle 10/4: Shelley Gilliam 10/5: Jennie Chace 10/6: Patricia Warren 10/7: Darwin Brown 10/8: Marcia Beach 10/9: Kristy Moore 10/10: Thelma York Johnson 10/11: Katrina Murphy 10/12: David Greeno 10/13: […]

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    Stolen car crashes into building and causes fire

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A car crashed into a building causing a fire, and police say the vehicle was stolen. The 2001 Pontiac Bonneville was reported stolen at 3:57 a.m. on October 3 from the Milham Meadows Apartments on Milham Avenue. While an officer was taking the report, he was monitoring the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s radio traffic for a report of a vehicle crashing into a building causing a fire. That crash was reported at 3:29 a.m. Kalamazoo officers called […]

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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. […]