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  • 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 […]

  • Illinois man killed in crash on I-94 near Galesburg

    CHARLESTON, Mich.  — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says a man from Illinois was killed on I-94 Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in the eastern part of the county. It happened around 3:38 p.m., just west of the Galesburg exit. All lanes reopened around 6 p.m. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says an SUV was heading west on I-94 when it went off the road, struck a guardrail and then some trees. Police say the driver was 41 years […]

  • Michigan beats Middle Tennessee, 40-21: Patterson tosses three TDs

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The Michigan Wolverines started their season a little sluggishly Saturday afternoon against Middle Tennessee, but went into full throttle before the end of the first half. They went on to win, 40-21. Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes for the 7th-ranked Wolverines, all in the first half. But Michigan was sluggish early. Patterson was hit and fumbled after a 13-yard on the first series from scrimmage, giving the Blue Raiders good field position. They turned it […]

  • GR triathlete crashes twice at World Triathlon, but still finishes second

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — Saturday got off to a rough start for Grand Rapids triathlete and two-time world champion Todd Buckingham in Switzerland. But the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital employee didn’t let that keep him down – literally. Buckingham had two bike crashes in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final sprint-division race. But after another biker cut him off in the morning race, he got back up and managed to finish second in his division’s age group. Mary Free […]

  • M-89 reopens after car crash knocks down power lines

    FENNVILLE, Mich.  — Power lines across the roadway blocked a highway in Allegan County on Friday night for nearly five hours after a crash. The Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted at 11:03 p.m. that all lanes had reopened on east- and westbound M-89 (Main Street) at Wilson Street. Allegan County Central Dispatch says the two-car crash resulted in power lines being knocked down at that location, northeast of Hutchins Lake. The crash occurred around 6:18 p.m. Friday, but dispatchers had […]

  • Thunderstorms bring heavy rain, high winds and hail

    WEST MICHIGAN — Thunderstorms have pelted parts of West Michigan with heavy rain, hail and high winds Thursday night. FOX 17 chief meteorologist Kevin Craig says some of the storms were severe. More than 5,300 homes and businesses lost electrical service. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Barry County until 10:15 p.m. Thursday. A number of trees and wires were taken down, as winds gusted to more than 50 miles per hour in northern […]

  • Police say speeding contributed to fatal motorcycle crash

    GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office confirms a 52-year-old man died following a motorcycle crash August 25th. It happened on Plainfield Avenue N.E., south of 4 Mile Road in Grand Rapids Township. Sheriff’s investigators say Jeffrey Herron was not wearing a helmet at the time of the one-vehicle crash, and they also believe speeding was a factor. Whether alcohol was involved has not been determined yet, according to police. Besides sheriff’s deputies, the Plainfield Township Fire […]

  • Michigan State Police investigate fatal one-car crash in Branch County

    GIRARD TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal one-car crash Saturday north of Coldwater. The time was 3:35 p.m., and the location was Gorbell and Bidwell roads in Branch County’s Girard Township. MSP says a car was heading north on Gorbell Road when it failed to make the 90-degree turn, went into a ditch and then head on into a tree. The driver was trapped and had to be removed from the vehicle by the Coldwater Fire […]

  • Margarita Madness 5k after-event shut down; GRPD arrests two

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  The Grand Rapids Margarita Madness 5k Run took place Saturday at Riverside Park as scheduled. But police say the after-party was canceled – and two people were arrested. GRPD Sergeant Dan Adams tells FOX 17 in an email that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission had denied a liquor license.  He says the city told organizers that they could still hold the event, but alcoholic drinks would not be permitted. “It was discovered they were still selling […]

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