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    #AskPureMichigan your winter travel questions on Twitter

    TWITTER — If you are planning a winter getaway here in Michigan, you have an opportunity to get any questions you may have answered Monday at noon. Pure Michigan is hosting what’s been dubbed the “#AskPureMichigan Twitter Chat” to talk about everything from travel ideas to activities and attractions during the snow-filled months of winter.  Below is the information, as outlined in a recent blog post by Pure Michigan. Here’s how to participate in 5 simple steps:  1. Follow @PureMichigan […]

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    Calvin College temporarily locked down while police search for robbery suspect

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Calvin College was placed under a precautionary, temporary lock-down early Friday morning, as police searched for a suspect in an attempted unarmed robbery. The incident happened near the campus shortly after midnight.  The Grand Rapids Police Department tells us there was no gun used in the robbery. Calvin College alerted students, and passed along a statement detailing their response. At 12:17 a.m. on Friday, December 12, Calvin sent out an emergency notification that the campus was […]

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    Convicted sex offender wins $3 million lottery jackpot

    MOUNT DORA, Fla. — It seems even convicted criminals can get some of the luckiest breaks.  A convicted sex offender in Florida has won a $3 million Lottery jackpot. Timothy Poole served 13 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to sex offenses involving a child.  Over the weekend, he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at a 7-eleven and it turned out to be a winner.  He opted for a lump-sum payout of $2.2 million. Now an employee for his […]

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    Woman killed when car goes down embankment and overturns in creek

    BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — A woman is dead after her car went down an embankment and overturned in a creek on Wednesday night. The accident happened on M-66 near Bivens Road in Maple Grove Township, that’s near Nashville. Police say the 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  It is not clear what led up to the accident.

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    Woman overdoses on heroin while driving, crashes into parked car

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the most recent instance of what police are calling a significant increase in heroin overdoses within Grand Rapids, a woman lost consciousness while driving and crashed into a parked car. Police say that at around midnight on Wednesday morning, the 21-year-old woman was driving near Fulton and Sheldon, when she smashed into a parked car.   Both vehicles were totaled. Upon further investigation, officers determined the driver had lost consciousness due to a heroin overdose.  […]

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    Man’s body recovered from scene of deadly house fire

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Crews are investigating a fire that left one man dead early Monday morning. Firefighters got the call for a house fire located on S. 31st Street in Pavilion Township at around 3:00 a.m.  When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were visible. It was believed that someone may have been inside at the time of the fire, and at around 6:20 a.m., crews recovered the body of a male victim. It is unclear what led to […]

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    Extreme winter sports that Pure Michigan does best

    MICHIGAN — If you are feeling adventurous — or even downright ‘extreme’ — this winter, Pure Michigan has posted some cool ideas to get you outdoors for some activities that will push your body to its limits. According to a recent blog post, Pure Michigan teamed up with Expedia Viewfinder to spotlight some of the more adventurous winter sports available to all residents of the state. The ideas include ice climbing, ice diving, and ice sailing.  The blog offers locations […]

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    2,000 expected at Mel Trotter’s Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Thanksgiving, over 2,000 people are expected to gather at Mel Trotter Ministries’ 18th Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet at DeVos Place. The family-style meal is a traditional turkey dinner that is put together by hundreds of volunteers.  The feast includes 1,500 lbs. of turkey, 1,260 lbs. of mashed potatoes, 50 gallons of gravy, and 500 pies, among other items and goods.  The meal is sponsored by Meijer. New for this year, Mel Trotter Ministries has partnered […]

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    Pop Evil returns from Europe, ready for tour in U.S.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Leigh Kakaty and Matt DiRito of Pop Evil stopped by FOX 17 Morning News to talk about their recent tour in Europe, hitting the road for another tour in the U.S. for the holiday season, and plans they have for the future. The hard rock group, who is originally from Grand Rapids, has shows on Saturday, December 20 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, and on Sunday, December 21 at Ground Zero in Traverse City. Additional […]