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  • Finding a Forever Home for DeAirs

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As FOX 17 continues helping foster children in West Michigan find loving families, we’re introducing you to DeAirs. He’s full of energy and up for any task, game or conversation. The 7-year-old has been in the foster system since he was just 4 years old and is hoping to finally find loving parents. He’s spent nearly half his short life without parents to call his own. “I like to play outside and I like to play […]

  • Pike gets life sentence for murder of Nicole Gates

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — The man convicted of stabbing a mother of three 87 times while she worked at a Battle Creek gas station will spend the rest of his life in prison. But Shawn Pike only showed remorse for his own family during sentencing for Nicole Gates’ murder in Calhoun County on Monday. “Only thing I have to say is I’m sorry to my fiancee and my family and my kids,” he said before hearing his fate. “Other than […]

  • Wanted for attempted murder: Adrain Wayne

    MUSKEGON, Mich.- He’s wanted for attempted murder, and police say Adrain Wayne is responsible for pulling the trigger in a shooting on the streets of Muskegon a few years ago. “The person is obviously prone to violence,” Steve Hetherington U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor said. The incident happened on a July morning in Muskegon as children and families were playing at Ada and Kenneth streets. A man police identify as Adrain Wayne is believed to have jumped out of […]

  • Featured Fugitives: West & Sosnowski

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Two more fugitives wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections and sought by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Matthew Ray West has ties to Texas and was arrested there twice in the past on parole violations. He’s been on the run since December 2013. The 40-year-old served time for home invasion and theft and is wanted out of Eaton County. He’s 6 feet tall and 195 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Then there’s […]

  • Vicksburg house flooded by thieves, war medals stolen

    VICKSBURG, Mich. — A Vicksburg couple are plastering signs throughout town after coming home from Florida to find their home destroyed by thieves. They don’t know exactly when it happened, only that the break-in caused more than $40,000 damage and the loss of priceless heirlooms. Those thieves left the windows open in the home, causing pipes to burst and water to run down the stairs and through the ceiling. But what’s most upsetting to Linda Burnham and her husband is […]

  • “Everybody deserves to be with a family”: Finding a forever home for Danny

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As FOX 17 continues working to help foster youth in West Michigan find loving parents, we’re introducing you to Danny. the 15-year-old has been in the foster system for more than two years — separated from his siblings — but the very independent teenager says he’ll be a great addition to any family who’s willing to take a chance on him. “I don’t really care about what I need,” he says. “I just care about what […]

  • Comstock Park woman quits job and vanishes days before birthday

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — The family of a missing Comstock Park woman is reaching out to FOX 17 and viewers for help, four days after Teresa Curry disappeared from her home. Wednesday is Curry’s birthday — and all her family wants is for her to be back home and safe. They’re terrified of what could have happened — and have no clues about where she could be. “It’s not like her to ever…she’s never ever done this before,” her mother […]

  • Polygraph tests to be conducted in connection with missing Muskegon Co. mother

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.- Family members of missing 32-year-old Bobbie Maples say Roosevelt Park Police will be conducting polygraph tests in connection with her disappearance. Maples was initially believed to have gone missing Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, but Bobbie’s mother Muriel Maples says there is a new witness who stated she saw Bobbie leaving the hospital after visiting her daughter on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Her mother says police told her a woman saw Bobbie getting into a brown minivan in front […]

  • Officials warn Lakeshore visitors of ice cave dangers

    MUSKEGON, Mich. —  With images of ice caves on the Lakeshore hitting the Internet, people have been flocking to Lake Michigan to explore them — but law enforcement and city officials say those ice caves are extremely dangerous, with uneven ice and risk of the ice collapsing. “That just scares me,” said Muskegon County Sgt. Todd Dunham. “None of this ice is the same as an inland lake or Muskegon Lake. It’s not safe ice at all.” “There were some […]

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