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  • Multi-car accident shuts down 44th Street at Kalamazoo Avenue

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Police told FOX 17 a multi-car accident shut down the intersection at 44th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue for several hours Father’s Day evening. Our Aaron Parseghian went to the scene and reports at least 3 cars were involved. An object was sticking out of one of the vehicles. Police are unable to release details about the crash until the investigation is complete.

  • Teen raising money, making care packages for children without insurance

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Miyah Landers is using her experience as a burn victim to help other children in need and warn teens of a dangerous online challenge. Landers is the first to admit she made a mistake.  According to WXYZ, She was burned over 50% of her body attempting the Fire Challenge with friends. They were playing with fire and a bottle of alcohol when the bottle exploded, covering her with flames. Doctors told Miyah’s mother to be prepared for […]

  • Fight, shooting disrupts festival in Muskegon Heights

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Police shut down part of the Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park to investigate a shooting. Chief Thomas told FOX 17 police were intervening in a large fight near the beer tent when shots rang out. As the crowd cleared a man with a gunshot wound in his leg was being carried off. Festival volunteers were very disappointed something like this is what people will be talking about when they think of this year’s festival. “It […]

  • Franchise fatigue hurts box office sales

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of under-performing sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.” The writing may have been on the wall after neither an X-Men movie (“Dark Phoenix”) nor a Godzilla movie (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) […]

  • Father in critical condition after fall into Donnell Lake

    UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that Parish Swanson “succumbed to the injuries sustained in this incident. No foul play or suspicious intent is suspected…and the investigation has been closed out as an accidental death.” ————– PENN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man is in serious condition after falling into Donnell Lake in Cass County. Police tell FOX 17 Parish Swanson was playing with his sons on the dock when he was pushed into the water. He was under water […]

  • GRPD sends backup to traffic tyke

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Young police-hopeful Solomon Daniels got some backup in slowing down traffic in his neighborhood. A tweet from the Grand Rapids police shows officers standing beside the 6-year-old holding signs that said “Please slow down,” and “Drive like your kids live here.” Solomon is smiling and dancing for the passing cars. 6 yr old Solomon is back at it, this time sending a message to drivers along Kalamazoo Av SE. Ofcs Koldan and Urena joined in his […]

  • Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport main runway closed for repairs

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is closed to airline and commercial traffic through June 26 to repair a runway. Airport officials say runway 17/35, the air carrier runway, and the longer of its two runways, is nearing the “end of life” for the pavement. Funds for the $5 million project come from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Plan, the State of Michigan, and the airport itself. The runway was last repaved in 1998. Travelers should work with their […]

  • Plate swap caused ‘suspicious situation’ on East Beltline

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The East Beltline traffic was closed in both directions earlier this week while police investigated what they called “a suspicious situation” stemming from a stolen vehicle report. Turns out, someone took the rightful license plate from the vehicle stopped by police, and put a plate from a stolen vehicle in its place. The strange situation is still under investigation.  

  • “This is not over.” Muskegon Heights Police Chief celebrates success, looks forward to challenges ahead

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — “We are not the only ones doing this,” Muskegon Heights Police Chief, Joseph Thomas, told FOX 17 of their gun take-back initiative. “[But] we pulled it off with overwhelming success.” Chief Thomas was very happy with the turnout for the Guns for Groceries event, which handed out a $100 grocery gift card to anyone – no names, no questions asked – willing to hand in a weapon. We asked how police and community leaders kept track […]

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