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  • Double-fatality crash closes M-40 near Hamilton

    HEATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police say two people are dead and three others injured, following a crash in Heath Township, near Hamilton. Allegan County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene, along with state troopers. The county’s Central Dispatch tells FOX 17 that M-40 will be closed for “quite a while”, both north- and south-bound, between 128th Avenue and 134th Avenue. There was no early word what caused the crash, which happened around 4:30 p.m.  Officials say a man […]

  • On deck: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander expecting baby

    HOUSTON (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child. Upton announced the pregnancy on Instagram on Saturday in a post with the hashtag “pregnant in Miami.” The picture of her in a red, high-waisted suit and white top revealed a slight baby bump. Verlander, who was selected to his seventh All-Star game on Sunday, reposted her post later Saturday with the caption: “You’re going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can’t […]

  • Police: Armed robber points gun at Plainfield Ave gas-station clerk

    11:45pm UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release issued late Saturday night the suspect pointed a silver handgun at the clerk, demanded all the money from the cash register, and made off with “approximately $1,600 in cash”. Police say the robber took off running  from the Thunder Mountain Gulf Gas Station at  5002 Plainfield Ave NE. “(A) Kent County K9 tracked to the southwest and terminated (the search) in a nearby parking lot. Fortunately, the female […]

  • Democrats seek to flip Michigan US House districts

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported “blue wave” of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won’t come easily. Two years ago, the battleground state went for Trump, leaving shell-shocked Democrats scrambling to rework their strategy in the Midwest. This November will be the first test for them to prove their messaging still resonates in Rust Belt territory. To retake […]

  • AP source: MSU set to hire Bill Beekman as Athletic Director

    By NOAH TRISTER ,  AP Sports Writer Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Beekman took over on an interim basis shortly after athletic director Mark Hollis retired following the sex abuse scandal involving former sports doctor Larry Nassar and just before ESPN […]

  • Houston hammers Tigers, 9-1; JV to pitch Sunday against Detroit

    HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Cole (10-2) allowed one run and three hits with four walks after being activated from the bereavement list prior to the game. He threw six shutout innings in his last start Monday against Oakland. Josh Reddick and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back solo homers in the fifth to chase Detroit […]

  • Kalamazoo Co., state to update Richland Twp residents on PFAS test results

    RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  Health officials from Kalamazoo County and the state of Michigan will hold an open house and meeting on July 18th in Richland Township, where well samplings in some areas have detected potentially high levels of contaminants in drinking water. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m Wednesday, followed by the meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both forums will be at Living Hope Community Church, 9292 East CD Avenue in Richland Township. […]

  • Superior Foods to hold fundraiser for chef’s family displaced by fire

    Superior Foods’ fundraiser video/interview with Matt & Sara Benscoter: KENTWOOD, Mich. —  Superior Foods will host a fundraiser July 21st for a Grand Rapids chef and his family whose home was damaged by fire June 15th in Roosevelt Park. The “Cooking from Scratch – Benscoter Family Fundraiser” will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to Superior’s Facebook page. Samantha Osterhaven is Social Media Coordinator for Superior Foods Co., 4243 Broadmoore Avenue SE in Kentwood. She tells FOX 17 […]

  • 12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The indictment represents special counsel Robert Mueller’s first charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics, an effort U.S. intelligence agencies say […]