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    Funny: Squirrel suspect jumps into squad car

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s not too often that police officers have suspects jump into their patrol cars, but one brazen squirrel saw an opening and seized the opportunity. In a picture the Grand Rapids Police Department posted to its Facebook page on Thursday, you can see the furry intruder up by the back window.  You’ll notice the rear driver-side window is half-way down, which is where the squirrel likely gained access. Police say he eventually made his way free, […]

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    Video: Stunning time-lapse filmed in Michigan will leave you in awe

    LAKE SUPERIOR, Mich. — A recent time-lapse video that was shot entirely in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — except for some scenes from space — is dropping jaws around the state and beyond. Created by Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo, the video is set to the music of electronic recording artist David Helpling.  In the video description on YouTube, the studio details how it was created: “Created with Canon DSLR’s and various lenses of many makes and models, […]

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    One hospitalized, one arrested after assault at homeless camp

    WYOMING, Mich. — One man was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, after police say he was assaulted at a homeless camp in Kent County. The call came in at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, for an alleged assault on Clyde Park near M-6 and U.S. 131.  Specific details are not available at this time, but according to sheriff’s deputies, a man was taken to the hospital for treatment after the incident. Police did manage to take a person […]

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    Video: Fall colors in Aman Park

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — FOX 17 viewer, Caleb Worpel, shared this video on our Facebook page earlier in the week, and we thought we’d post it in its entirety.

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    More than 70 institutions to be represented at Grand Rapids Area College Fair

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Aquinas College is hosting more than 70 colleges, universities, and military branches from across the nation on Thursday, at the Grand Rapids Area College Fair. It is the only fair of its kind in Kent County this fall, and is open to all prospective college students and parents. It runs at Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for West Michigan-area high schools, and then opens to the general public from 6:30 […]

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    Halloween fun for a good cause at ‘Run 4 Your Life 5k’

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The ‘Run 4 Your Life’ 5k fun run/walk offers fun for the whole family in downtown Holland on Thursday. The run begins and ends at The Curragh Irish Pub in downtown Holland. Participants will travel through downtown and then travel east toward Windmill Island and then return to The Curragh via Riverview Park. A Lil’Pun’kins mini run also will be held for children up to 8 years of age.  Parents are welcome to accompany their Lil’Pun’kin or […]

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    App developers traveling nation to collect 40,000 beers for Beer Census

    SEATTLE, Wash. — The makers of a new app are trying to map the beer genome, so to speak.  In the world of craft beer, the app developers want to find out what makes one beer stand out amongst others. They’ve already made their way from the east coast, been through Grand Rapids, Mich., and are now in the Pacific Northwest.  Matt Markovich shows us how the goal is to give people a better idea of what they should pour […]

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    Video: B1G mascot parody of Taylor Swift goes viral

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — A video of Big Ten mascots performing their parody of “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift is getting hundreds of thousands of views after being posted just days ago. MSU mascot Sparty posted the clip on his official YouTube account, TheRealSparty on October 20.  At the time of this posting, it already has 220,882 views.  

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    5 escape from early-morning house fire; started with vehicle behind home

    WHITE LAKE, Mich. — Five people escaped from a house fire without injury early Tuesday morning, and crews at the scene say it all started when flames from a vehicle fire spread to the home. The fire happened before 4:00 a.m. on Franklin Street near Slocum in White Lake (Muskegon County). The initial call came in as a vehicle fire.  When crews arrived, they saw the car on fire behind the home, and flames were spreading to the residence.  Five […]