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  • Grand Haven RibFest a tasty holiday weekend tradition

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich.  — Barbecue ribs, live entertainment and a selection of craft beers elevated spirits Friday and Saturday at the 15th annual Grand Haven RibFest. Steady crowds came out to N. First Street to sample what organizers described as “some of the best ribs in the Midwest”. Admission was free – the food was not. FOX 17’s Candese Charles broadcast live from the annual RibFest on Saturday morning. One person she interviewed was Corey Davis, the pitmaster  from Daddy […]

  • Rep. Amash to host town hall Tuesday at GR Christian High

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michigan Third District Congressman Justin Amash will host a town-hall meeting Tuesday in Grand Rapids – several days after unleashing two rounds of social-media criticisms at President Donald Trump. According to a media advisory, the town hall will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School, 2300 Plymouth Avenue S.E. It’ll be inside the DeVos Center for Arts & Worship. There was no indication from Rep. Amash’s office that the town-hall will […]

  • MSP identifies 2 adults found dead with baby in motel room

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — The Michigan State Police have identified the two adults found dead Friday in a Whitehall Township motel. A six-month-old was found alive in the same room, but in critical condition. MSP troopers responded to the Rodeway Inn at 3080 Colby Road at 11:49 a.m. on Friday. That’s where they found the two dead adults and the infant in “dire need of medical attention”. It’s the same motel where police say a man apparently killed himself in January, […]

  • Governor orders flags flown at half-staff on Memorial Day

    LANSING, Mich.  —  Michigan and U.S. flags will fly at half-staff on Monday from sunrise until noon in observance of Memorial Day. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the flag-lowerings within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings, to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Her office encourages residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations to also display the flag at half-staff. “Our nation owes a tremendous debt to the military service members and […]

  • GRPD says Wyoming woman, 30, killed in crash on US-131

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — A three-vehicle accident early Saturday morning shut down a stretch of U.S.-131 in Grand Rapids, and police say one person was killed. It happened around 3:39 a.m. in the southbound lanes, south of Hall Street. Grand Rapids Police told FOX-17 two cars and a semi-truck were involved. A preliminiary investigation showed a vehicle lost control in the right lane during a heavy rain, went into the adjacent lanes and was struck by the other two vehicles. […]

  • Power outage in Portage: some traffic lights out, as well

    UPDATE: According the Consumers Energy outage map, power has been restored to the majority of the area. *** PORTAGE, Mich.  — Consumers Energy estimates power will be restore to more than 6,000 of its electrical customers by 1 a.m. Saturday. That, after an equipment failure shut the lights off to homes and businesses along the I-94 corridor around 8:05 p.m. Friday, per the Consumers Outage Map. Portage Department of Public Safety told FOX 17 at 11:20 p.m. Friday most of […]

  • Community fundraiser will support Kalamazoo church after fire

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — The roof of the Greater Open Door Church of God in Christ collapsed during a May 15th fire, but the Kalamazoo church community isn’t caving in. Led by the Northside Ministerial Alliance and its president, Dr. Addis Moore, area pastors are planning a community fundraising event this Sunday, May 26th at another church – Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson Street in Kalamazoo. It’ll get underway at 5 p.m. The Reverend Doreen Gardner told FOX 17 that […]

  • Crews knock down attic fire at house near Cedar Springs

    SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  Firefighters knocked down a house fire around 9:13 p.m. Tuesday night in Solon Township. There were no injuries reported. A neighbor told FOX 17 at the scene that a cat may not have gotten out of the two-story home, but the township fire chief figures it probably did. “They’re survivors.” The fire broke out around 8:22 p.m. in the 500 block of Solon Street SE,  just east of Division Avenue. Solon Township Fire Chief Jeff Drake […]

  • Two arrested after alleged machete attack at soccer game

    BANGOR, Mich.  — Bangor Police responded Saturday night to an unusual call at Don Mora Park: a machete attack at a soccer game. The park is on Pine Street off North Center Street. The time was around 8:30 p.m. Police say the men apparently became upset about some calls made by the referees, and that led to one man taking out a machete, handing it to another, who then allegedly tried to attack the referees. Some other people tried to […]

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