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  • Trader Joe’s opens first west Michigan location

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — It’s a big day for many across west Michigan with the grand opening of the Trader Joe’s on 28th Street in Kentwood. It’s been several months of construction, and training new staff members for the big day.People started lining up early, hoping to be one of the firsts to enter the new grocery store. “I’m very sick, but I’ve been waiting for Trader Joe’s to come here since we moved here three years ago,” said Brooke Detgen. […]

  • Three charged in Muskegon Heights murder

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Murder charges have been issued against three people in Muskegon County. The suspects are believed to be involved in two shootings in Muskegon Heights, taking place in the same week. “We were able to do the right thing here and bring some justice and certainly some peace and quiet to Muskegon,” said prosecutor DJ Hilson. The investigation started on August 30th, when four people were shot near East Park Manor in Muskegon Heights. Therick Bryant died […]

  • First Look: Inside new Grand Rapids area Trader Joe’s

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We are just a couple days away from the grand opening of a new Trader Joe’s in Kentwood. The grocery chain prides itself on its tropical environment and healthy food. On Wednesday, FOX 17 got a preview inside of the store to see how they are touching up on all the final preparations. The fresh product is in place, cash registers are ready to go, and make no mistake on what city you’re in with the […]

  • Clerk shot three times during robbery recalls frightening ordeal

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Tense moments inside a liquor store in Norton Shores this past weekend, after a man showed up with what appeared to be a handgun. It was eventually found to be an airsoft gun. The suspect is still on the loose after getting away with some cash. The employees who were there that night are speaking out about the ordeal, in hopes of getting him behind bars. “What do you need? He said only $75 dollars,” said […]

  • Students, parents show up in support of Confederate flag in Hastings schools

    HASTINGS, Mich. — Dozens of students showed up at a meeting of the Hastings Public Schools board and shared their feelings over flying their Confederate flags. Last week, the high school told students the flags were deemed offensive. Students were then told if they didn’t take their flags off their vehicles, they couldn’t park on school property. School officials said that the issue brought in more people than who typically attend the meetings. While the issue of the Confederate flag […]

  • Woman takes photo of crews performing CPR on dog after house fire

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids firefighters helped save the life of a small dog injured during a house fire on Tuesday. One witness captured a photo of the first responders resuscitating the dog, who was unconscious. That photo has been passing around social media, tugging on the heart strings of animal lovers across the country. It turns out that each fire engine in Kent County has animal oxygen delivery devices that were donated about five years ago. One of […]

  • Former chief of staff for Courser and Gamrat breaks silence to FOX 17

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The former chief of staff for both Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser is breaking his silence to FOX 17 about the affair between his two former bosses. Not only is Keith Allard saying the affair made everyone in the office uncomfortable, but he also claims Courser retaliated against staff who wouldn’t send out that now infamous email. Allard said that he stopped working for the former state representatives in July, about a month before their affair […]

  • Single disabled mother claims contractor stiffed her on wheelchair ramp

    DORR, Mich. — A disabled mother in Dorr in Allegan County is claiming she fell victim to a self-proclaimed contractor who has already been featured by FOX 17. Christy Taughter says that she paid the man to remove a beam in her garage so she could have a wheelchair ramp installed. She said that he cashed the check but never showed up to do the work. Last week, we showed you another woman who said that she fired the same […]

  • Kalamazoo officers raise money to help mother with special needs child after car crash

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A teenage single mother who was taking her son with special needs to a medical appointment in Kalamazoo, got into a car accident while her 3-year-old had a seizure in the backseat. Her car was totaled, but it’s what Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers did that’s turning heads. After finding an envelope in the woman’s car, the officer brought it back to the police station. There, members of law enforcement filled it with cash to help the single mom get back on […]

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