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  • Kent County service animals receive free eye exams

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — Service dogs, even horses, received free eye exams courtesy of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists on Saturday. This is the ninth annual National Service Animal Eye Exam in Kent County. Dr. Harriet Davidson, of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners and GD Veterinary Ophthalmology, donated her time to screen the animals. “They definitely need good vision to perform their activities,” Davidson said. “We want to make sure that they’re comfortable in doing those activities and that they don’t need anything extra.” […]

  • Loved ones remember Middleville boy killed in crash one year ago

    MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — Friends and family gathered to remember 5-year-old Caleb Duley during a vigil over the weekend. Caleb was killed in a crash when a truck ran a stop sign and slammed into his parent’s car in Thornapple Township back on May 16, 2015. Published reports indicate the driver of the truck was charged with four misdemeanors. Prosecutors believe he had been talking on the phone at the time of the crash. On Sunday, a vigil was held at McFall […]

  • Leaving pets in a hot car could bring felony charges

    LANSING, Mich. — Tougher penalties proposed by two lawmakers would make it a felony to leave your pet in a hot car causing death. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and Sen. Curtis Hertel, D-Lansing, recently introduced the bills in hopes of cutting down on potential dangers. “Everyone should know because it’s been widely broadcast that children have died in cars, pets are the same way,” Jones said. Offenders wouldn’t be charged immediately with a felony if a pet survives being trapped inside a […]

  • Woman says boyfriend’s killing fueled by jealous ex

    WYOMING, Mich. — A Wyoming woman says she feels grateful to be alive after her boyfriend was shot and killed Friday night in an incident fueled by jealousy, she claims. Police were called to the 4200 block of Clyde Park Avenue SW at 10:58 p.m. Friday night at the Crossroads Apartment complex. The woman, who requested FOX 17 only identify her as “Milly,” said she was with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Kyro Garnett, at her Wyoming apartment when her ex-boyfriend showed up, enraged. […]

  • XO Asian Cuisine owner ‘sorry,’ working to fix health code violations

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Given seven days by the Kent County Health Department to fix violations, management and contractors at XO Asian Cuisine say they are working to meet their deadline to reopen. The popular downtown Grand Rapids restaurant was forced to close Friday for roughly 30 different health code violations that were found during an inspection last week. In March, owners were told they had 30 days to get their facility up to code. Osmond Chan, co-owner of XO Asian […]

  • Fundraiser held for victim in acid attack

    HOLLAND, Mich. — Family, friends, even complete strangers gathered inside the Bam! Ultimate Entertainment Center Saturday in support of Sheryl Keech. Police say 53-year-old Gregory Alan Marsman, Keech’s boyfriend of 10 years, poured acid on her face and chest. Marsman was charged with torture and home invasion.  This was his third instance of domestic violence. He’s being charged as an habitual offender and could face up to life in prison. Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction were all efforts […]

  • Families rally ahead of Supreme Court immigration hearing Monday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Dozens of families gathered inside Hope Academy of West Michigan Sunday afternoon, preparing for the 12 hour journey to Washington D.C. where they’re headed to show support for an executive order on immigration being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2014, President Obama’s executive action created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DAPA would provide families with U.S. born children protection from being deported, while DACA would allow undocumented immigrants an opportunity to […]

  • Muskegon power plant closes after decades of operation

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — After almost 70 years in service, Consumers Energy is preparing to shut down the B.C. Cobb Generating Plant along the Muskegon Lake. The plant began producing electricity back in 1948. “Customers had a choice of investing very large sums of money that would of been ultimately born by our customers in some of our smaller older coal plants, what we elected to do is shut them down instead,” said John Broschak, Vice President of Generation Operations at Consumers Energy. […]

  • ‘Grub and Brew Fest’ all about the bacon this year

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Gathered underneath one tent Saturday, local restaurants and breweries faced off during the annual Grub and Brew Fest. This year, the festival was held at Old Boys Brewhouse in Spring Lake. Chilly temperatures along the channel didn’t stop people from coming out to the area to  enjoy the food and drinks. “We’ve got some smaller restaurants and catering businesses really hoping to get their names out and bring more of a name to some of the Michigan beers,” […]

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