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  • 5.6 pound avocado sets new world record: enough guacamole for 20 people

    KAILUA, Hawaii – The only thing extra about the avocado at the Pokini household is the size. The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world’s heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, […]

  • Store held up in Sturgis; police provide surveillance photos

    STURGIS, Mich. — Police have provided still photos of the suspect in a convenience store robbery in St. Joseph County. It happened around 12:36 a.m. Sunday on E Chicago Road, east of Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis. There are two convenience stores in that general area, but Sturgis Police tell FOX 17 they’re not divulging at this time the name of the store involved. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants and what appeared to be a black mask, […]

  • Police arrest two suspects in Fruitport Township party store robbery

    FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two suspects face formal charges this week in connection with the holdup of a convenience store in Muskegon County. It happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Cloverville EZ Mart at 3567 Heights Ravenna Rd. in Fruitport Township. A man and a woman were taken into custody a short while later, according to township police. Names, ages and hometowns will be released after the suspect are arraigned. Police provided no further details about the robbery.  

  • Vehicle crashes into power pole in southeast GR

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man was hospitalized Saturday morning after a crash that trapped him in his vehicle. The crash occurred around 8:14 a.m. on Kalamazoo Avenue SE, one block south of 28th Street. GRPD tells FOX 17 responding officers arrived to find a vehicle had struck a power pole near the Meijer gas station. The driver had to be freed from his vehicle. The man was taken to Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital in unknown condition. Police didn’t […]

  • Man dies in apparent Osceola County stabbing

    MARION, Mich. —  An apparent stabbing in Osceola County has left a man dead and investigators trying to piece together details about how it happened. Michigan State Police say officers from the Evart Police Department responded just before 5:30 p.m. Friday to reports of someone armed with a knife outside of a home near 3rd and Broadway streets in Marion. Authorities say the 29-year-old Marion man likely died from stab wounds at the scene. Police say an autopsy was scheduled […]

  • Police call in reconstructionist after fatal Mason Co. crash

    CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Investigators in Mason County have called in a crash reconstructionist following a fatal one-vehicle crash Friday night. Deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene at 7:52 p.m. on Tuttle Road south of Filburn Road. Police say evidence shows a Chevy Malibu was heading north on Tuttle Road when it drifted off the road and struck an embankment. The sheriff’s office says 21-year-old Izeek Ratliff of Scottville was declared dead at the scene. […]

  • Hunter falls from tree stand in Newaygo Co.; airlifted to hospital

    BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A hunter fell from a tree Saturday morning in Newaygo County, and is now being treated for injuries at a hospital. The accident occurred around 8:47 a.m. in a wooded area near Fitzgerald Avenue and W. South River Drive in Bridgeton Township, east of Twin Lake. Newaygo County Central dispatchers confirm a 25-year-old man fell nearly 30 feet from a tree stand. It took a while for police to locate the man and for AeroMed to […]

  • Michigan takes 28-7 lead into halftime at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Michigan jumped out to a quick start at Illinois on Saturday afternoon and took a 28-7 lead into the locker room against the Illini, who finally got on the board with less than a minute left in the half. The 16th-ranked Wolverines (4-1 overall; 2-1 Big Ten) got on the board with a 29-yard scamper by Hassan Haskins just 3:40 into the contest at Memorial Stadium. That completed a 65-yard drive that took only five plays and […]

  • Police, paramedics respond to two motorcycle crashes in West Michigan

    ALTO, Mich.  — Kent County Dispatch says a motorcyclist was injured in a crash Friday night in the southeastern section of the county. It was one of two injury accidents involving motorcycles in West Michigan The location of the first was just south of the intersection of 84th Street and Alden Nash Avenue, around 7:34 p.m. That’s in the Alto area of Bowne Township. Michigan State Police responded to the crash, as did Alto-Bowne  Fire-Rescue, which said information that the […]

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