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  • Police searching for man who robbed bank in Holland with a gun

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich– The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man who robbed the Macatawa Bank off Riley Street in Holland Township Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say around 4:35 p.m., a male rushed up to the counter and demanded money. They say he had a handgun at the time, but say nobody inside the business was hurt. After obtaining some cash, police say the suspect took off in a four door Sedan with a sunroof, possibly a VW Jetta. […]

  • Police: 3 arrested after thefts from Sparta phone store

    SPARTA, Mich. — Police say three people are in custody after several phones were stolen from a Sparta cell phone store. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says that after the thefts at the Sprint store at 630 S. State St., the suspects fled into a nearby wooded area.  The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s department and Michigan State Police set up a perimeter and used a helicopter and police dogs to search for the suspects.  All […]

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    Police searching for source of heroin after three fatal overdoses in Mason County

    LUDINGTON, Mich– The Ludington Police Department and the State Sheriffs Cities Enforcement Narcotics Team (S.S.C.E.N.T.) are working to determine where three recent victims got their heroin after they fatally overdosed. Investigators say the first victim, a 24-year-old male from Ludington, was found off East Melendy Street on May 11th.  The following day, officials say a 34-year-old man from Ludington died off North Washington Avenue. The third victim, identified only as a 31-year-old Scottville resident, died on May 22nd. Officials say […]

  • Home damaged by fire on Mother’s Day

    KALAMAZOO, Mich– Crews spent about an hour and a half putting out a house fire Sunday afternoon. Public Safety Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Brookmont Drive around 1:15 p.m. When they arrived on scene, heavy smoke was coming from the residence. Crews were able to put out the flames in what they called a suspected basement fire in about 30 minutes. They remained on scene for another hour to make sure all hot spots from the fire […]

  • Happy National Pet Parents Day!

    It’s a day that truly has gone to the dogs. National Pet Parents Day is observed every year on the last Sunday in April, to honor the special bond between people and their pets. It was founded by Veterinary Pet Insurance in 2007. If you have photos of you and your furry (or scaly) friend, you can post them to social media with the hashtag #NationalPetParentsDay You can also share your pictures and videos with FOX 17 by using the […]

  • More guests and volunteers wanted for ‘Best Prom Ever’

    SPARTA, Mich. —  The Best Prom Ever is a night that gives those with special needs the chance to enjoy a high school tradition, and with the event just days away, organizers are hoping to get more guests to sign up. “The most we’ve ever had is around 1600 guests, but right now I only have  400 guests registered, which is awful when you think of the thousands of dollars we’ve spent so far to get this together to feed […]

  • Hastings Area Schools closed Monday due to threat

    HASTINGS, Mich– The Hastings Area School System will be closed Monday, after receiving an unspecific threat on Sunday. The district made an announcement about the closure on its Facebook page. Superintendent Carrie Duits also sent the following statement to FOX 17:  As we have shared in the past, safety and security are our top priorities.  We received a threat at our high school for Monday, March 5th. We have been working with multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the weekend.  The recommendation from Hastings City […]

  • Man accused of recording video in restroom of Grand Rapids restaurant

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An investigation is underway after police say a cellphone was found recording in the restroom of a Grand Rapids restaurant. Officials say a 14-year-old girl found the device Saturday at Penn Station East Coast Subs on 28th Street.  The teen saw the smartphone on a light in the women’s restroom and told her father. The suspect, 20-year-old Brandyn Rosa, has  been arraigned on charges of Capturing/Distributing Images of an Unclothed Person and Child Sexual Abusive Commercial […]

  • Otsego Public Schools closed Thursday after threat circulates on social media

    OTSEGO, Mich- Leaders at Otsego Public Schools have decided to cancel classes Thursday, after a threat began circulating online. A spokesperson for the district tells FOX 17 while the district itself wasn’t the target of any threats, they decided to cancel out of precaution, especially in light of recent events on a national level including the school shooting in Florida last week. Plainwell High School also posted about the threat on its Facebook page. At this time, they don’t believe […]