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    Garage fire spreads to home, neighboring house damaged

    SPARTA, Mich. — Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a garage fire that had spread to the rest of the home early Tuesday morning. It happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. at a house on Anderson Street in Sparta.  Dispatchers say it started as a garage fire, and the flames ended up spreading to the rest of the house.  When crews arrived, they reported the siding on the neighboring home was starting to smoke and melt from the intense heat. No […]

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    General Admission: The Fillmore Detroit

    DETROIT, Mich. — If you want to see a concert in which you are surrounded by a rich history, gorgeous architecture, and a unique atmosphere, you may want to check out The Fillmore Detroit. Watch our latest entry in the General Admission series in the video above for more. The Fillmore Detroit on Facebook Additional credit to Entertainment & Media Consultant, Chris Petras  

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    Paws Before Boots Part 4: Into the Valley of Heroes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the latest installment in our multi-part series on the K-9 Units at the Grand Rapids Police Department, we learn the unfortunate news that one of the police dogs we profiled over the winter passed away after a battle with cancer. Watch the above video for the touching tribute and ceremony that occurs, when a GRPD K-9 Officer is laid to rest in the Valley of Heroes. The Valley is located at Noah’s Pet Cemetery in […]

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    Recalled: Riding lawn mowers and arm curl weightlifting machines

    BETHESDA, Md. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a new batch of recalls this week, including certain kinds of riding lawn mowers, as well as fitness equipment. Below is the information on these particular recalls. Cybex International Arm Curl Machines — The swivel handles can break off from the frame causing users to hit themselves in the face or head, posing an impact injury hazard.  About 4,400 units are impacted.  The firm has received 108 reports of incidents, […]

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    2M pounds of turkey bacon recalled

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced the recall of several Kraft Heinz turkey bacon products, sold under the Oscar Mayer brand name. Approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products may be adulterated, because they may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date.  The problem was discovered by the establishment during an investigation into spoilage-related consumer complaints.  The following products are subject to recall: 56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) […]

  • Van Buren County Sheriff

    Suspects rob store at gunpoint, lead police on pursuit ending in crash

    KALAMAZOO, VAN BUREN COUNTIES, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says a suspected armed robber was flown to the hospital and another is in custody, after they robbed a store, then later crashed during a pursuit. The original robbery happened at approximately 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday.  Police say two suspects armed with handguns walked into TJ’s Party Store on W KL Avenue, stole money and merchandise, and took the employees’ cell phones so they couldn’t call for help. At […]

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    Michigan named among top up-and-coming wine regions by CNN

    LEELANAU, Mich. — Wine connoisseurs who live in Michigan know that the mitten has some extraordinary options when it comes to uncorking a bottle.  And now, the state is getting a bit of national recognition for the wines that are being produced here. This week, CNN posted a list of 10 up-and-coming wine regions around the world.  Among them are Moldova, Sicily, and Michigan, which is one of only two regions in the United States to make the list. The […]

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    Video: Bride, groom, and guests create epic, one-take music video

    From the YouTube video description: Robert & Teresa surprised their guests at the end of their wedding reception with a secret mission. The secret mission (hidden within a manila envelope taped underneath the table) was to shoot a music video with all 250 guests! Guests were briefed for a quick 10 minutes and put into position before the cameras started rolling.

  • Pop Evil talks new album, hometown concert, and even gets a surprise visit from Mayor Heartwell

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Pop Evil, the local rockers who just dropped their latest album on Friday, stopped by the FOX 17 Studio to talk about the new record, “Up” and their forthcoming performance at The Intersection.  There was also a surprise appearance from Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, who proclaimed August 21, 2015 as ‘Pop Evil Day’ in the city. Check out Pop Evil on Facebook Additional credit to Entertainment & Media Consultant, Chris Petras.