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  • Body of Pullman Woman Found Concealed By Brick Wall Near Camper

    PULLMAN, Mich.  (June 6, 2014) A young woman is found dead behind a partially built brick wall outside of a camper in rural Allegan County. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office said the woman had clear signs of trauma and they are treating it as a suspicious death. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Juan, was taken to the hospital with a hand injury shortly after law enforcement arrived at the address at 5585 Laraway Ave this morning. Deputies say they got the call […]

  • Ottawa Co. Woman Said She Was Scammed By Man Claiming He Was In The Military

    NUNICA, Mich. (June 2, 2014) — “This guy really seemed to be up and up,” said Deb Rau of Ottawa County. More than a month ago, Rau met a man on the web site Date Hookup. He called himself Trey Peterson. She decided to pursue the relationship. “I hesitated, but he was out of Gaylord, Michgian,” said Rau. The man said he worked in finances at a military base in Ohio. They even talked via webcam, and the man on […]

  • State Potato Industry Concerns Surround ‘Sprout Nip’ Video

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 27, 2014)–  A red flag raised in Michigan’s multi-million dollar potato industry after a video resurfaces on You Tube with a school-aged girl saying chemicals are put on potatoes to stunt their growth. The product is called Sprout Nip, it’s been used on potatoes for nearly 50 years. “Bud nip is a chemical that they put on vegetables,” said the girl on a video that eventually had the Michigan potato industry up in arms. The little […]

  • Four Sentenced For Rape And Assault Of College Students On Veto NW

    (May 29, 2013) — The men accused of raping a young woman and assaulting a number of male college students following a party on Veto Northwest in Grand Rapids last summer were sentenced in Kent County Court. The four co-defendants will spend a minimum of 43 to 62 years in prison. The men had pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct, home invasion and armed robbery charges a number of months ago. Before Dorian Jones, Rederick Melton, James Hodges and Brandon […]

  • Newly Released 911 Calls Give More Insight Into Wayside West Shooting

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.  (May 22, 2014) — Newly released 911 recordings are shedding more light on what happened the night of the fatal shooting at the Wayside West bar on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. The panic and fear are evident in the phone calls coming into Kalamazoo County 911 dispatchers. “There’s a shooting at Wayside bar and grill,” said a caller. The dispatcher says, “OK, inside or outside?” He responds, ” On the inside. A man has been shot several times. […]

  • CLEAR Group Responds To Suspect’s Statements That The System Failed Him

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — (May 22, 2014) A man accused of robbing three local businesses in order to get back in prison spoke to FOX 17 last week to tell his side of the story. Paul White is accused of armed robbery at a party store on Butterworth, a 7-11 and a Chicken Coop restaurant. He was released on parole in September 2013. White told FOX 17 about his situation during an interview from jail. “I didn`t know what to […]

  • Business Owners Left ‘Shirtless’

    Problem Solvers: Greenville Area Woman Wants Refund For T-Shirts Never Delivered

    GREENVILLE, Mich. (May 20, 2014)– “I guess it’s one of those things that yeah, maybe we were suckered into something,” said Mary Parr, co-owner of Jack Joustra Painting. Mary Parr and her husband have owned the small business for a number of years, and they say it’s an established part of the Greenville community. The couple said they were looking for new ways to advertise when they got a phone call from Boost Athletic Apparel who offered them a chance […]

  • Two Cab Companies Robbed, Dispatcher Quits

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 19, 2014)– A mini crime spree has hit the streets of Grand Rapids within the past three days. A rash of robberies were reported downtown, two involving cab companies. The other robbery took place at Ron’s Quick Stop on Bridge Street. A dispatcher tells FOX 17 that when thieves robbed Yellow Cab employees in Grand Rapids early in the morning, they didn’t go after the drivers as they typically do. They reportedly walked brazenly into the […]

  • Raw Milk Debate Stirred Up By E Coli Illnesses In West MI

    OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — (May 16, 2014) Two people have fallen ill due to an aggressive strain of E Coli. The Ottawa County Health Department said they believe the bacteria came from drinking raw milk from a cow share program in Ottawa County. Officials at health departments in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon County say that a woman from Muskegon County and a six-year-old boy from Kent County became sick and both reported drinking raw milk. Raw milk is illegal for […]

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