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  • Kentwood man searching for stolen motorcycle

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — While it’s the perfect weather to go for a motorcycle ride, those who own them want to be on the lookout for thieves. The warning comes a day after a motorcycle was reportedly stolen from a West Michigan apartment complex. Shawn O’Connor, of Kentwood, had his motorcycle swiped from his carport at Forest Pointe Apartments on Sunday. Now, he wants to raise awareness to others living in the area. “I actually looked around, to see if someone […]

  • Woman helps man with Alzheimer’s walking along the road get home

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A chance encounter put a Michigan woman face to face with a couple in need of help. Rebecca Guizar, a cook at the Rock Cafe at Ferris State University, met an elderly couple in Big Rapids Sunday when she was driving home from visiting her sister.  She says the 81-year-old gentleman was walking on the side of the road, refusing to get in the car with his wife. “She was telling him to please get inside […]

  • Smoke alarms credited for saving lives in house fire

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Fire officials are crediting smoke alarms for several lives Friday morning. Authorities say had the resident not been alerted to the danger, the house fire could have ended tragically. But with the help of the alarm, the resident had enough time to safely  and quickly notify the fire department. “If he had slept through that and there hadn’t been an alarm, there is a very good chance he would have died,” said GRFD Fire Marshal, Ric […]

  • 100+ homemade pillowcases donated to children at local hospital

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  A special gift for more than a hundred children was donated to patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday. The Grand Rapids North Kiwanis Club members, their families and kids made over 100 pillowcases with a variety of different types of designs and colors. “It feels like, I can’t really describe it,” said patient Skyy Figgins, 15, of Kalamazoo, who is receiving care at the hospital for cerebral palsy. “I was like oh my […]

  • Twins reunite, share memories for 100th birthday

    JENISON, Mich. — A special celebration is happening in West Michigan: twins from Grand Rapids are not only celebrating the 4th of July holiday, but their 100th birthday. Lloyd Van Horn was all smiles Monday while celebrating his 100th birthday with his twin sister Lois Whittemore, which was June 25th. “We always kept in touch and that was important,” said Whittemore. It was an opportunity to look back at a century worth of memories, from Lloyd’s time serving in the […]

  • Bottle of whiskey given to ‘last man standing’ of WWII vets

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — VFW 1527 held a ‘Last Man Standing’ event Sunday to honor men of Charlie Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division, who deployed to WWII out of Kalamazoo County. “The men upstairs right now are smiling, absolutely,” said Dennis Weber, who helped organize the tribute. It was a tribute honoring 94 men who deployed to World War II out of Kalamazoo County. All the men have passed away expect for Fred Spencer, 93, who […]

  • Traveling tribute wall honors veterans in Middleville

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — After weeks of hard work, a local group raised thousands of dollars to honor military heroes who died for our country. “It’s amazing because these gentleman on this wall, and ladies, gave their lives for our freedoms, the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Paul Hernandez, of Middleville. He’s excited to see this special memorial at the American Legion Post located in Middleville. “I’ve been here like 3 or 4 times since I’ve been here, and each time […]

  • Grand Rapids’ new parking app Motu raising concerns among drivers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s been less than a week since Grand Rapids switched from using Parkmobile to its new parking app called Motu, but the complaints are already coming in. “Pay attention to the comments people are making [about Motu],” said Megan Henke of Caledonia. “We have such a fantastic downtown, you just need people to utilize it as much as possible.” Drivers said a concern is using Motu is having to pay for a 15-minute minimum. “I think […]

  • Protecting your pets from deadly plants

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Whether it’s plants around your home or some you pass by on a walk, you’ll want to watch what your pet comes in contact with. BluePearl Veterinary Partners senior emergency doctor Rebecca Lein Burke tells FOX 17 what plants are poisonous to pets, to avoid an accident that could end up fatal. “The biggest thing we see dogs coming in for is marijuana,” said Lein. “The smoke is not usually toxic to them. They’re either eating […]

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