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  • Grand Castle welcoming its first residents

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. – It’s a special day in Grandville.  Residents are moving in to the Grand Castle. The castle seen off of 28th Street, Wilson Avenue, and I-196 officially saw the first residents move in on Friday. The 510-unit community includes apartments from studios to multi-level penthouses. The castle includes a ten-story tower, a pool, lakefront access, a full fitness center, walking/biking trails, and more. Everyone has an opinion about it, but love it or hate it the Grand Castle […]

  • Museum brings back historic child train for holiday season

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Public Museum is bringing back some Grand Rapids holiday history this season. Starting Saturday, November 17, the Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train will be back for holiday visitors. The train used to be suspended from the ceiling of the toy department of Herpolsheimer’s Department Store which used to be at the corner of Fulton and Division in downtown Grand Rapids.  The monorail train was first on display in 1949 as “Santa’s Rocket Express.” The […]

  • Winter Clothing Drive at Guiding Light

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Guiding Light Mission is in need of winter clothing to help out this winter. They are at 255 S. Division in Grand Rapids.

  • Body found in Grand River identified

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police say they now know the identity of the man found Sunday in the Grand River. Police say the man has been identified as Eugene Troutman, 59. They say he was a long time resident of Georgia. Troutman’s body was found on Sunday, November 11 near the 6th Street Dam. Troutman’s death has been ruled “accidental” by the Kent County Medical Examiner.  

  • What’s On: NFL Week #11 and Thanksgiving Day

    FOX 17 – With all the Detroit Lions NFC North competition in prime time this week, we have a pretty “normal” TV viewing schedule for a change. The Lions host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers at 1:00 p.m. here on FOX 17.  Fox has the doubleheader this week and the 4:25 p.m. game is a matchup for fantasy football players with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the New Orleans Saints. CBS has just one game this weekend, and to not […]

  • Resident and pets escape house fire in NW Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Crews are on the scene of a house fire on the northwest side of Grand Rapids. The fire broke out about 7:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Lincoln NW. The resident in the home was able to escape with her six dogs and two cats. The inside of the home suffered considerable damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation but early indications show a space heater may have been the cause.

  • Details of Kenny Chesney show announced

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We now have the date for upcoming Kenny Chesney concert in Grand Rapids. Chesney’s “Songs for the Saints” 2019 tour will play the Van Andel Arena on April 6.  The tour starts on April 4 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Van Andel Arena will be hosting a free Kenny Chesney Beach Blowout on Thursday, December 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 500 people.  At least five pairs of tickets will be given away at the […]

  • Snow impacting travel overnight into Friday morning

    WEST MICHIGAN — Some additional snow is falling tonight, and already snow-covered/untreated roads have become increasingly slippery tonight with temperatures forecasted to fall below the freezing mark. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for most of the FOX 17 viewing area: The only counties not under this advisory are along the Indiana state line, simply because they’re under the umbrella of the NWS office in Goshen, IN which […]

  • Fuller Avenue reopens after water main break

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Fuller Avenue is reopen Thursday evening after a water main break. The road was closed between Leonard and Sweet streets Thursday afternoon.  Grand Rapids city officials said on Twitter just before 9 p.m. that the road was back open. Officials initially anticipated that Fuller would be closed in that area until Friday morning. UPDATE: Fuller Avenue NE between Leonard and Sweet streets is back open following a water main break. Shout-out to our crews for getting […]