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Michael DuPre is a evening reporter/MMJ and hails from Louisiana.

Recent Articles
  • Grand Rapids street features 3 legislative districts

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As the November election inches closer, a small neighborhood behind Aquinas College in Grand Rapids finds itself in a unique position. In the span of less than half a mile on Woodward Lane SE, there are three different legislative districts.  A homeowner says living in this convergence is strange, while the group Voters Not Politicians says it points to gerrymandering. “It’s complicated, and we wish it was less complicated,” said Woodward Lane resident Claire Clary. Clary […]

  • Storm chaser & Michigan Blood talk potential impact of Hurricane Florence

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As Hurricane Florence moves closer to the Carolina Coast, it’s bringing the threat of rain and storm surge with it. As of late Thursday night, Florence had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. A storm chaser from West Michigan is in Jacksonville, North Carolina to experience the storm and update people on the damage. Kevin Barton has been chasing storms for nearly a decade and says […]

  • “It’s really just a travesty”: neighbors shocked after 30-year-old cat is shot

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich- It’s an incident that has shocked and outraged neighbors: a 30-year-old cat dead after being shot with a BB gun. The cat, known as ‘Tiger’ was shot over Labor Day weekend. His owner was too upset to speak to FOX 17 on camera, but neighbors who knew the cat say they can’t believe it. “We’ve known him since we were in high school,” said Tory Luca. “She came out and said ‘you’ve got to help me, something […]

  • Fighting pediatric cancer with the help of football

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– On Friday September 21, the community will dress in black and head to Northview High School in Grand Rapids for the annual Blackout Football Game. The event, which is now in its 10th year, raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. And while it’s a big night for the community as a whole, the event does hold extra meaning for one student athlete. “When I was first diagnosed I didn’t know what to expect. I was just […]

  • Revitalizing downtown Grand Rapids led by Richard DeVos

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Richard DeVos was a titan in the business world who used his wealth to help shape West Michigan into what it is today. The initiatives he helped spur leading to more growth and a thriving downtown in Grand Rapids with a very bright future. People who are in the process of continuing to revitalize downtown say – without Devos – Grand Rapids would not be the city it is today. “We’re obviously sad to see his […]

  • Popular Muskegon hot dog eatery closing soon

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A popular Muskegon eatery know for their hot dogs will be closing up shop by the end of September. Located on Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon, Max-n-Marley’s Dog House just got through its busy season, and despite increased popularity each year the owner says he’s ready for more time with family. “It makes me a little sad, but, yeah, I like to think that we were able to serve the community,” said owner Kyle Buris. “It’s been a great […]

  • Being prepared for severe weather

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and with the wicked weather Michigan has been hit with recently, it goes to show that it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Having a plan in place can save precious seconds when they count. The tornado that touched down near Hickory Corners caused damage but thankfully no serious injuries. A stark reminder to be ready if this or something worse comes calling. “As soon as you hear those […]

  • Michiganders capture video of rare tornado

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — The storm that spawned a tornado in Prairieville Township was captured on camera by many people in the area. In the modern day and age of everyone having a smart phone that means we have a lot of opportunity for someone to capture incredible events like a tornado on video. David Zuiderveen was one of those people who was quick with his cell phone. His video shows the funnel cloud rotating as it moves toward Little […]

  • Boating safety on the water for Labor Day weekend

    Spring Lake, Mich. — During the Labor Day holiday weekend many Michiganders will be celebrating on the water. Taking a boat out can be a great way to enjoy some of the final days of summer and to make sure people are celebrating responsibly authorities are stepping up their marine patrols. “We want to encourage all boaters to not drink and boat this weekend. So if you plan on operating a boat please don’t drink or have a sober boater […]