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  • Nothing ‘bundt’ romance: Couple receives cake surprise for 80th wedding anniversary

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  With the divorce rate in America hovering around the 50%, one local couple is bucking the trend. Donald and Vivian Hart of Grand Rapids recently celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary. The couple met when Donald gave Vivian and some friends a ride home from church services. The pair then tied the knot on June 25, 1937. “Is it really? I can’t believe that,” jokes Vivian. “That was way back in the Stone Age,” Donald responded. All […]

  • Multiple crews battle barn fire at Hillside Dairy Farm

    FENNVILLE, Mich– Nearly 80 firefighters from seven different departments responded to a call of a barn fire in Allegan County Wednesday evening. Crews tell FOX 17 the fire was reported just before 6 p.m. at Hillside Dairy Farm in Fennville. As of 9:30 p.m., there were no flames showing but smoke was still coming from the barn. Officials tell us there are around 10,000 pigs inside the barn and have been cordoned off to the back of the building. They […]

  • City pool closed after being contaminated with vomit

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– Briggs Pool was closed early Monday afternoon, after it was contaminated by vomit. John Judnich with Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department tells FOX 17 incidents like this aren’t uncommon in large groups of people. If the contamination is caught early enough, it can be taken of. However in this case, Judnich says the vomit was not contained, leading to the total closure of the pool. The pool will be chemically treated and reopened for normal hours […]

  • Volunteers search wooded areas for missing Spanish teacher

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich– Several volunteers conducted searches for missing Spanish teacher, Theresa Lockhart on Saturday. Kellie Yunginger tells FOX 17 the search was collaborative effort between Greater Michigan Search and Rescue and the Venus Foundation, which is dedicated to domestic violence victims and their families. Organizers say part of both Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft were searched, but crews didn’t find any signs of Lockhart. The 44-year-old has been missing since May 18th, she was last heard from leaving her home around […]

  • Several youths detained in connection to massive house fire

    IONIA, Mich– Several departments were called out to help put out a fire at an abandoned home late Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly before 5 p.m. on Bellamy Road north of Dildine Road. When crews arrived on the scene, the home was completely engulfed in flames. Members of Ionia Public Safety, as well as crews from Orleans, Saranac and Ronald Fire Departments worked to put out the fire. Crews had to fight the flames from outside the home, […]

  • Puppy mutilated in botched neutering finds a ‘furever family’

    DETROIT, Mich– More than a month after a blue pit bull puppy was found in a park, injured from a botched neutering job, The Detroit Dog Rescue says he’s been adopted. The puppy, named Chandler, was found in Detroit’s Chandler Park in early May. The Detroit Dog Rescue said at the time, his reproductive organs were hanging out of his body, likely the worked of a bad neutering job done without anesthesia. They also say Chandler was tortured and thrown […]

  • 4-year-old channels her inner ‘Moana’ and steals the show at graduation

    MIAMI, Florida– A little girl in Florida is quickly becoming an Internet star, thanks to her performance at her school’s Pre-K graduation. Sophia was part of group of children meant to perform a ‘mellow’ rendition of “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney movie, Moana. However, Sophia’s mom says her daughter didn’t seem to get the memo. Sophia’s mother, Michelle tells FOX 17 little Sophia not only loves Moana, she also loves the Disney princess, Rapunzel. The video of Sophia’s […]

  • Mother of murder victim: She called police 4 days before her death

    BALTIMORE TOWNSHIP, Mich–  A mother in Barry County is devastated and reaching out to FOX 17, demanding answers following the murder of her daughter on Sunday. Cheyenne Bowling, 26, was found dead at her mother’s home off Bird Road early Sunday morning. Police say she had been chased down by her estranged husband, Ralph Bowling III, and shot to death in the driveway. Investigators say Ralph also shot another man at the home, 31-year-old Nathan Farrell, leaving him with a […]

  • Arrest made after report of shots fired at Oshtemo Township Red Roof Inn

    OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich– A suspect was arrested Thursday evening, after the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at the Red Roof Inn. Crews were called to the location at 5425 W. Michigan Avenue in Oshtemo Township shortly before 6 p.m. Officials say shots were fired in the parking lot of the motel, and that a vehicle had left the scene. Deputies stopped the vehicle in question near the intersection of Drake Road and Century Avenue […]