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  • Tears at the polls: Local toddler upset he didn’t meet President Trump

    MARNE, Mich– It’s not unheard of for toddlers to throw tantrums or cry when they don’t get what they want, but a little boy in Ottawa County was upset for a more patriotic reason this week. A FOX 17 viewer named Kari Hastings recently posted a video to Facebook, showing her son, Tucker, crying and yelling in the backseat. Hastings tells us Tucker, who is 3-years-old,  was upset he didn’t get to meet President Donald Trump when she took him […]

  • He inspired so many others: Young man dies nearly three years after devastating crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nick Van Doeselaar, who suffered severe brain injuries and a broken neck in a 2015 car crash has passed away. Shannon Meyer, Van Doeselaar’s mother, shared the news of her son’s death on the Team Nick Facebook Page Tuesday morning. He had been home for several days in hospice, surrounded by friends and loved ones saying their final goodbyes. Nick, 22, suffered multiple serious injuries in September 2015, after he lost control of his vehicle on […]

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    CPL holder accidentally shoots himself in the leg at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

    ALTO, Mich– A man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon, after police say he accidentally shot himself in the leg. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office reports a current Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holder accidentally discharged a pistol at the Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. No other injuries or victims were reported. Officials say the man was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital for treatment. His condition is currently unknown. Once it’s complete, the Sheriff’s Office plans to forward its investigation to the Prosecutor’s […]

  • Theresa Lockhart’s ashes spread in Canada

    NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada- Loved ones have said a special goodbye to Theresa Lockhart, following her death in May 2017. The Rest in Heaven Theresa Joan Lockhart Facebook page recently posted photos of Theresa’s sister, Joan, spreading her ashes in Newfoundland, Canada. According to the post, Theresa’s ashes were spread on July 18, 2018. Theresa Lockhart, who was a Spanish teacher at Schoolcraft Community Schools, was first reported missing in May 2017. It wasn’t until October her body was found in a […]

  • Woman crashes into trees after having medical issue while driving

    MARENGO TOWNSHIP, Mich– A woman in Calhoun County was hospitalized Thursday evening following a crash that left her trapped in her vehicle. Police say shortly after 5 p.m., a 37-year-old from Albion began suffering from a previously diagnosed medial condition while traveling on Michigan Avenue. Officials say both the medical issue and speed resulted in her going off the road and into some trees and dense brush. The woman, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time, had to be […]

  • Man at large after tying to entice Kalamazoo Co. boy into his vehicle with candy

    RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich– The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious incident that was reported Tuesday evening. Around 8:30 p.m., they say a juvenile on a bicycle was approached by a man in the 5600 block of Meadowstone Drive. Officials say the male tried to get the boy into his vehicle by offering him some candy. Investigators say the driver took off as the boy ran off and told his mother about the incident. The suspect in this case […]

  • $200,000 awarded to aspiring entrepreneurs in inaugural initiative

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich– Ten aspiring entrepreneurs received a $20,000 boost on Tuesday. Start Garden held its inaugural 100 Ideas Demo Day at 20 Monroe Live, which was the culmination of its 100 Ideas initiative to help local entrepreneurs get off the ground and connect with the community. The contest began back in January, when Start Garden began accepting ideas in the form of 100 second clip videos. More than 600 entries were submitted, then whittled down to 100 in April, […]

  • A place to call home: Puppy found in trash finally adopted

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich–  It’s a happy ending for a puppy with a rough start to his life. On Tuesday, the rescue Luvnpupz announced that Oscar was adopted out to a family. The organization shared the news on its Facebook page, adding the pup has really bonded with the family’s 5-year-old. Oscar first made news in October 2017 when he was found in a dumpster, starving and suffering from a skin infection. At the time, the rescue said Oscar’s condition reminded them […]

  • Police searching for suspect who got away with cash during a credit union robbery

    ROOSEVELT PARK, Mich– Investigators are looking for a man who robbed a credit union in Muskegon County Monday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the SB Community Federal Credit Union off West Broadway Avenue just before 4 p.m. The branch is located about a block away from Roosevelt Park City Hall. Roosevelt Park Police tell FOX 17 the male suspect got away with some cash, however, an amount wasn’t given. Nobody was injured during the robbery. According to police, during the […]