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  • Man arrested for January murder in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police say they have made an arrest in a January murder. Curtis Swift, Jr., 26, was shot and killed in northwest Grand Rapids on January 19. Police had been called to the home by an acquaintance of Swift’s to check on his well-being.  He was found dead from a gunshot wound. Police say that they have arrested Cameron Davon Wright, 26, and have charged him with Open Murder and Felony Firearms in connection with […]

  • Meijer rolls out ‘Shop & Scan’ service

    WALKER, Mich. – Meijer launched new technology Tuesday that they say will help get your groceries faster. Shop & Scan was launched Tuesday at 31 West Michigan stores. The service has been piloted in some area stores already. To use the service, you must download the free Meijer Mobile App on your smartphone. Then, as you shop, users scan the bar codes on the items and place them in their cart. It also records the items in a digital cart. […]

  • West Michigan Reps speak up against family separations at U.S./Mexico border

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Two of West Michigan’s GOP representatives in Congress issued statements Monday, speaking up about families being separated at the U.S./Mexico border. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R – St. Joseph, released this statement Monday: “It’s time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now. “It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process. For some time, I’ve said that separating young, innocent children from their parents is the wrong approach. The right approach […]

  • State launches ‘Ride Sober’ campaign

    For more information on the Michigan State Police “Ride Sober” campaign, click here.

  • Jeffrey Willis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Jessica Heeringa

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Jeffrey Willis has been sentenced to life in prison for abducting and killing convenience store clerk Jessica Heeringa in 2013. Judge William Marrietti delivered the sentence Monday morning. In a 13-minute statement, Willis addressed the court Monday: he maintained his innocence and made claims that police botched the investigation and manipulated the evidence against him.  He maintained that he was trying to help the teen MJN in April 2016, when he was arrested after trying to abduct […]

  • Man missing in Mason Co. lake, presumed drowned

    LUDINGTON, Mich. – A Manistee County man is missing and presumed drowned after jumping into Pere Marquette Lake to retrieve a tube. Ludington Police say they were called at about 7:00 p.m. Sunday to an area of the lake between the Ludington Boat Clud and the Ludington Yacht Club on reports of a man in the water needing assistance.  The Ludington Fire Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard also responding. Police say that a group of […]

  • Big sports weekend means program changes on FOX 17

    FOX 17 – The FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament begins Thursday, as does the U.S. Open golf tournament, and with both major sporting events on Fox, regularly scheduled programming will be altered for the next several days. First, the World Cup opens with FIFA World Cup Live Thursday at 10:00 a.m., followed by Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at 11:00 a.m.  FOX 17 News Midday will air on THIS-TV, which is 17.3 on your over-the-air antenna, channels 7 and 781 […]

  • Suspect in fatal hit-and-run facing two felonies

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office says a suspect in a fatal hit and run over the weekend is facing at least two felonies. Dakota Welch, 19, faces two felony counts in the death of Taylor Davis, 6, on Sunday at 6th and Maplewood in Muskegon Heights. Welch was arraigned Monday afternoon on Operating an Automobile While Driver’s License Suspended or Revoked Causing Death and Failing to Stop at the scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.  Assistant […]

  • Grandville moves 4th of July fireworks launch site

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. – One of the biggest 4th of July fireworks displays is on the move. The City of Grandville posted on their Facebook page Friday afternoon that their annual show will now be launched from Wedgwood Park, which is just north of Grandville Middle School.  The fireworks had been launched in previous years from Mill Race Park, with viewing advertised at the middle school.  The middle school will still be a good spot to watch the fireworks, but they’ll […]