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    Missing teen found safe

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — Serena Dunbar, 15, who was previously reported missing on Wednesday night, has been found safe. Police say she was found at her home in Rockford. According to police, Dunbar ran away from Network 180, on Fuller Avenue, just after 8:30 p.m. and was considered endangered and suicidal. Police say Dunbar is well.  

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    Man accused of stalking girl since she was 12, sending her lewd videos that included a dog

    UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man who they say has been stalking a 14-year-old girl since she was 12-years-old and sent her several lewd videos, one of which included a dog. Police say Glen Timberlake, 27, drove from Mt. Peasant to Austin, Texas to meet the teenager, and that the two had been texting and talking online for the last two years, and that their conversations had become sexual over time. Police also say […]

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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 […]