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  • 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 […]

  • Headliner announced for 2018 Tribute on the Grand event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — By now, many people are dreaming of summer and all the events that come along with it, including Tribute on the Grand. The event helps raise money for Grand Rapids Whitewater and their efforts to restore the rapids in the Grand River through downtown. On Tuesday, event sponsors gathered at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids to learn more about the 2018 event and the tribute bands that will be performing. The groups include The Concussions, a […]

  • Fugitive wanted for assault charges taken into custody

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– A fugitive featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted has been taken into custody. Joshua Salter was first featured on FOX 17 in January. At the time, he had  warrants out for his arrest including a felony charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assaulting a police officer. US Marshals also said he was an absconder out of Kent County. Officials say Salter was taken into custody by the Grand Rapids Police […]

  • Three people arrested after reports of shots fired in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  Three people are facing multiple charges after they led police on a chase following reports of shots fired, police say. Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the area of Ada Street and Woodbury Street on a report of people shooting at each other. When crews arrived on scene, nobody was there.  However, one officer remained in the area and observed the area from a  distance. Investigators say around 4 o’clock, the officer saw someone in a […]

  • Police need help identifying suspect following armed robbery in Holland

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Public Safety Officers are searching for a man who robbed a gas station on Tuesday. Investigators say the suspect entered the Admiral Station at 61 E. 24th Street around 8 p.m., showed a handgun and demanded cash. The clerk was the only one inside the building at the time.  Investigators say the weapon wasn’t actually pointed at the employee. After getting an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect ran off and was last seen heading north […]

  • Father who lunged at Larry Nassar in court: I want to make it clear I’m no hero

    LANSING, Mich– The father who charged at Larry Nassar in court after hearing the details of what he did to his daughters, held a press conference in Lansing Friday evening. “When I had to hear what was written in those statements, and I have to look over at Larry Nassar shaking his head, that’s when I lost control,” said Randall Margraves, whose three daughters were all sexually abused by the former sports doctor. Friday was Margraves’ first time hearing in […]

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    Several schools closing Thursday due to illness

    WEST MICHIGAN– After a number of schools were closed Wednesday due to illness, several more have now announced closures for Thursday as well. Kalamazoo Public Schools will be closed both Thursday and Friday. Parchment Schools, which is also in Kalamazoo County will be closed as well. Two districts have closed in Barry County: Hastings Area Schools will be closed both Thursday and Friday, and Delton Kellogg Schools will be closed Thursday as well. However, they say day care will still […]

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    Several West Michigan schools closed due to illness

    WEST MICHIGAN–  A number of schools have closed down across the viewing area for Wednesday, due to illness. The Waldron Center Campus with Branch ISD will be closed both Wednesday and Thursday. In Kalamazoo County, the Parchment School District will be closed, with the exception of daycare. Arcadia, Northeastern and Woodward schools within Kalamazoo Public Schools will also be shut down due to illness. Barry County Christian School has announced it will be closed all the way through Friday. The […]

  • Bagger Dave’s closes Grand Rapids location

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There’s one less restaurant along the East Beltline in Grand Rapids. Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern has posted a sign on its location at 2190 E. Beltline Avenue notifying customers of the closure and thanking them for their support. This isn’t the first closure in West Michigan, back in 2015, the restaurant chain shuttered locations in Grandville and Holland as well.  According to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids closure comes as more than a […]