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  • Local off-road club gives back to crews helping restore power

    IONIA & MONTCALM COUNTIES, Mich. — Members of the Ionia and Montcalm Off Road Club spent today delivering 400 hot meals and drinks to crews restoring power and helping with storm clean-up. “It was a pleasure, and not possible without our wonderful community and businesses’,” The club’s Board President Chaz Ring told FOX 17. Nearly a dozen restaurants helped the club’s efforts to say thanks to crews facing bitter cold temperatures, according to the club’s Facebook page. Ring said that […]

  • 1 hurt as propane explosion destroys home near South Haven

    CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A fire broke out at about noon Sunday at 6016 104th Ave in Allegan County, injuring the home’s occupant. Officials suspect a propane tank exploded, setting fire to the home. The South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority (SHAES) responded, taking the as-yet unidentified woman to the Bronson Burn and Wound Center in Kalamazoo. SHAES Chief, Ron Wise tells FOX 17 that firefighters from Clyde, Columbia, Ganges, and Lee townships were needed to contain the blaze. The […]

  • Public input sought to protect Lake Superior reef

    GAY, Mich. (AP) — A panel of federal, state and tribal agencies is seeking public comments on proposed strategies for protecting an important Lake Superior fish habitat area. Waste rock known as “stamp sands” from the copper mining period were dumped along the lakeshore a century or more ago. They’re drifting toward Buffalo Reef, south of the village of Gay. The reef on the east side of the Keweenaw Peninsula is used for spawning by whitefish and lake trout. A […]

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    Shelters consolidated in Kent County

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Shelters opened by both Kent County and the American Red Cross are being consolidated as power is restored to the area. Kent County Communications and Public Relations Director, Lori Latham, tells FOX 17 that all shelters opened by the county are being consolidated into one location – Wallin Congregational Church at 1550 Oswego NW, Grand Rapids. The American Red Cross has also updated their list of available emergency shelters for residents in the area.   OPEN SHELTERS […]

  • Special storm debris pick ups being made in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Limbs and debris from the recent winter storm can be placed in the right-of-way in front of homes in the City of Grand Rapids for pick up. The mayor’s office issued a release to let residents know that debris and limbs left in the right-of-way will be picked up and chipped by crews over the next few days. Crews from the State of Michigan are working daily to remove downed branches and damaged trees from private […]

  • John D. Dingell funeral services announced

    DEARBORN, Mich —  Services for the longest-serving Congressman in U.S. history, John Dingell, have been released. Public visitation will be held on Monday, February 11th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. A funeral mass will be held at the Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn on Tuesday, February 12th at 11 a.m. as well as at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington D.C. Dingell’s family […]

  • Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for City of Grand Rapids

    LANSING, Mich. — The Governor has declared a state of emergency for the City of Grand Rapids. The city requested assistance due to widespread outages, dangerous driving conditions, and many potential areas for flooding. “Our first responders and volunteer services continue to work diligently to protect public health and safety, while utility workers continue efforts to restore power to the residents of Grand Rapids and I thank all of them for their work,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a press […]

  • Shelters consolidating resources in Kent County

    UPDATE — Many shelters opened by the American Red Cross are being closed and consolidated as well. WHERE: Ottawa Hills High School – will close as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10 2055 Rosewood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506    Union High School – will close as of 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10 1800 Tremont Blvd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504   North Rockford Middle School – Closed on Saturday, February 9, 2019 397 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341 *Red […]

  • Residents return home to more issues after power outage

    KENT CO., Mich. — Residents are coming home to a potential laundry list of issues as power is restored to the area. Spoiled food  All residents impacted by the recent power outages are encouraged to exercise caution and throw food out if there is any question about how fresh it may be. While a fully packed freezer can hold its temperature for up to 48 hours, foods exposed to 40 degree temps or higher for more than 2 hours should […]

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