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  • West Michigan steps up to help local mother

    ALLEGAN COUNTY,Mich– She’s spent her life overcoming obstacles and helping out others at the same time. Wednesday night FOX 17 told you about Kellie Keller, a West Michigan mom who we first met delivering Thanksgiving meals to the needy last fall. Recently, her power wheelchair was crushed after she was involved in a car accident in Atlanta. Right after our story aired, our phones started ringing off the hook. We received emails and Facebook post from complete strangers who did […]

  • Battle Creek mom who helps others needs help replacing wheelchair

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. —  We first met Kellie Keller last fall, delivering meals to the needy around Thanksgiving time. Today, we caught up with her again as she struggled to get around after her power chair was destroyed in a recent car accident. Keller is known for paying it forward. “Helping others makes me smile,” she says. She was all business when we first met her last November. She and her son were delivering meals to needy families for Thanksgiving. […]

  • Family and friends of murdered man pray for peace and justice

    GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — As Grand Rapids Police continue to investigate a deadly shooting that happened Sunday morning, friends and family of the victim gathered Tuesday night to remember his life and to pray for a stop to violence in that area. Terence Hollis, 32, was shot at about 2:46 a.m. in the parking lot of the Chicken Coop at 1156 S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids. He was rushed to the hospital and later died. Tuesday night, family and friends […]

  • Group pushes to reverse skateboarding ban downtown

    GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. —  Are longboards and roller blades legitimate forms of transportation in this day and age? There’s a grassroots effort  to give them the same status as bicycles when it comes to sharing the streets and bike lanes of downtown Grand Rapids. A group supporting an effort called “Legalize the Streets” is pushing to re-write the decades old city ordinance that bans longboards and roller blades from downtown, and on March 24 they will ask the city commission for […]

  • State leaders make push for passage of Prop 1

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s a problem many Michigan drivers know first had, crumbling, run down and pot-hole filled roads. But are you willing to cough up the money to fix them?   This May, we`ll find out when voters go to polls to decide the fate of Proposal One.The measure will increase the sales tax from 6 to 7 percent. That extra money, would go to help fix Michigan`s roads. With less than two months before the election, state […]

  • State senate approves pro-life license plate

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan State Senate passed legislation approving the sale of  “Choose Life” license plates in Michigan as a fundraiser for Choose Life Michigan. Senators voted 26-11 on  Wednesday to approve the bill, which would collect a $25 donation for buyers of the license plate. The $25 would go to the Choose Life Fund, backed by Right to Life Michigan.  

  • Muskegon man’s mission to walk around Lake Michigan

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Muskegon man is planning the journey of a lifetime. Jerry Maxwell’s mission is to walk around Lake Michigan. He will start walking May 1, and he set aside five months to get it done. Jerry says he is doing it for his health and to inspire others. “My mission to pretty much try to get people to get outdoors.” Jerry is not traveling alone: his best buddy Scout is tagging along. Jerry is stocking everything he […]

  • Diver goes under during competition, coach collapses after helping

    HOLLAND, Mich. – A young swimmer preparing to dive in a state tournament goes under water during competition and doesn’t come up. Teams from all across the state were  competing inside the Holland Community Aquatic Center this afternoon. The center’s executive director says a swimmer from the east side of state was doing a practice dive and never came back up. Life guards and other coaches dove in to the pool and pulled him out. They administered CPR helping to save the young man’s […]

  • Local author shares mother’s story of survival in Nazi camps and beyond

     GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — Barbara Rylko-Bauer, author of the book “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps” tells the story of her mother’s 15 months in Nazi concentration camps. She discussed her work at the Grand Rapids Public Library on Thursday. Jadwiga Lenartowicz Rylko, known as Jadzia, was a young Polish Catholic physician in Lódz at the start of World War II. Suspected of resistance activities, she was arrested in January, 1944. For the next 15 months, she endured three Nazi […]

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