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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
5 things to know for October 19will speak to students with Grand Rapids Public Schools. 2. In addition to the
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 hours ago
will speak to students with Grand Rapids Public Schools. 2. In addition to their skills on the baseball diamond, the West Michigan Whitecaps are known for their unique ballpark food. Now their food is getting some recognition from Ballpark... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Dignitaries and organizations remembering Helen DeVosresearch and scholarship and supporting centers and institutes. She and Rich ha
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 hours ago
research and scholarship and supporting centers and institutes. She and Rich have made a significant contribution to the west Michigan community, and we are grateful for their longtime support of their alma mater. Helen’s family will be in our... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Moderate drought remains in several areasWEST MICHIGAN- Every week at this time, the U.S. National Drought Monitor updat
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 hours ago
WEST MICHIGAN- Every week at this time, the U.S. National Drought Monitor updates what locations in the United States are under specific levels of drought ranging from none to exceptional (with 4 categories in between.) Last week had a good section... Read more
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MLive.com
West Michigan philanthropist Helen DeVos diesGRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Helen DeVos, West Michigan philanthropist and wife of Amway
MLive.com / Posted 9 hours ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Helen DeVos, West Michigan philanthropist and wife of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, died Wednesday, Oct. 18. DeVos, who was 90, died in Grand Rapids not far from the children's hospital that bears her name. "While we grieve her... Read more
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MLive.com
DeVos praises Trump tax plan, criticizes 'sycophants of the system' in Grand Rapids speechthe child becomes a constituent," DeVos said. Wednesday's event was held at De
MLive.com / Posted 16 hours ago
the child becomes a constituent," DeVos said. Wednesday's event was held at DeVos Place Convention Center, named after the West Michigan native's family. And like many of her appearances across the country, protesters were in attendance. About two... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Photos: Love Does Not Hit list down to 27Love Does Not Hit poster have been arrested. The program started October 1 wit
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
Love Does Not Hit poster have been arrested. The program started October 1 with the release of a poster of 45 people in West Michigan with outstanding warrants for domestic violence. On October 12, the crime prevention group announced ten... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Coldest air of the season arrives next weekWEST MICHIGAN- We've had our fair share of ups and downs with respect to temper
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
WEST MICHIGAN- We've had our fair share of ups and downs with respect to temperature during this fall season so far, but we haven't seen any incredibly cold air like we're used to at this point in the season. Our average high right now is 60 and our... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
What did you learn? Fox17 takes a field trip with kindergartnersSPARTA, Mich. -- Fall is well underway and there are many family-friendly activ
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
SPARTA, Mich. -- Fall is well underway and there are many family-friendly activities in West Michigan to enjoy. The FOX 17 Morning News crew jumped on a bus with some kindergartners from Cannonsburg Elementary to check out Schwallier's Country... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Local dentist office raises awareness and money for breast cancer all OctoberGrand Rapids that takes not just oral health, but complete health very seriousl
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
Grand Rapids that takes not just oral health, but complete health very seriously. As a part of the healthcare community in West Michigan, they feel they have a responsibility to bring awareness to things that can affect everyone's lives. For the... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Ballpark Digest calls ‘Beercheese Poutine’ best new food item of 2017GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan Whitcaps’ fans voted and decided that the B
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan Whitcaps’ fans voted and decided that the Beercheese Poutine was the winner of the 2017 Fan Food Vote Contest — and now according to Ballpark Digest it was a great choice! Ballpark Digest is calling the Beercheese... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Crawling around: Boxelder insect invasion in West MichiganGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – You’ve probably seen them swarming around West Michigan.
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – You’ve probably seen them swarming around West Michigan. The black and red pesky Boxelder bugs seem to be everywhere these days. Local pest control companies like Smitter Pest Control have been having their phones ring off the... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Spectrum Health's longtime CEO Richard Breon to retireand CEO of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Among Breon's acheivements are a 2017
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 2 days ago
and CEO of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Among Breon's acheivements are a 2017 induction into the Junior Achievement of West Michigan Business Hall of Fame, a 2013 honorary doctorate from Davenport University, the 2011 Kent County Dept. of... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Room dedication ceremony held at Ford airportthat knew my father to spend time reflecting on the past, but also for future
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
that knew my father to spend time reflecting on the past, but also for future generations to learn about what he meant to our country and to West Michigan.” Steve Ford will appear on FOX 17 News at 4 p.m.to talk more about t... Read more
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MLive.com
Longtime Spectrum Health CEO Richard Breon to retireOct. 17, he will retire at the end of 2018. Breon, 66, has led the health care
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
Oct. 17, he will retire at the end of 2018. Breon, 66, has led the health care system, which serves more people in West Michigan than any other, for most of its 20-year existence. Spectrum Health also employs more people than any... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Leigh Ann goes fly fishing with Schrems West Michigan Trout UnlimitedMichigan about the importance of wildlife and wildlife conservation. A lot of h
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
Michigan about the importance of wildlife and wildlife conservation. A lot of hard work takes place every day to make sure West Michigan wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come. One of those important volunteer Groups is... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
8:20 AM GUEST — Fundraising event to benefit GR radio personalityto help benefit a voice of the community after he suffered a stroke. Dave Jaco
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
to help benefit a voice of the community after he suffered a stroke. Dave Jaconette, known for his radio show 'Sound Off! West Michigan,' is on the road to recovery but has a long road ahead. According to a GoFundMe Page set up by a family... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Love Legos? Sign up for Building Blocks of Kalamazoo’s building competitionBuilding Blocks of Kalamazoo is continuing to bring the West Michigan community
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
Building Blocks of Kalamazoo is continuing to bring the West Michigan community together by hosting a Lego Building Contest. Teams of three can compete in the timed event to build the best Lego structure. Teams will be given the structure... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Fall feelings: Happy Cat Cafe hosts pumpkin-carvingbe adopted on location. The Happy Cat Cafe is changing the way cats get adopted
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
be adopted on location. The Happy Cat Cafe is changing the way cats get adopted. They partner with Carols Ferals, an organization that sets out to end feline overpopulation in West Michigan through community education and empowerment. © 2017 WZZ... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Another tannery waste dump site found in West MichiganBELMONT, Mich. — Another leather tannery waste dump site has been found in West
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 2 days ago
BELMONT, Mich. — Another leather tannery waste dump site has been found in West Michigan, prompting worries that chemical-laced debris may be in a wider area than previously known. Tedd Ryfiak, who lives near a former Wolverine World Wide dump site... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Breast cancer survivors rehab with fly-fishingMUSKEGON, MICH. - All month long, people across the country are talking about b
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
MUSKEGON, MICH. - All month long, people across the country are talking about breast cancer awareness. Here in West Michigan, a group of survivors will gather this weekend to connect and rehab while fishing. Casting for Recovery is a national... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Woman gives lots of credit for recovery to Sacred Heartin Richmond Township but operates nine other locations in Southeast Michigan as
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
in Richmond Township but operates nine other locations in Southeast Michigan as well as in the Flint and Saginaw areas and west Michigan. It has assisted more than 100,000 people over the five decades, Sacred Heart officials said. It expanded and... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Varnum Law weighs lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide over dump siteslegal action against Wolverine Worldwide after finding contaminated wells near
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
legal action against Wolverine Worldwide after finding contaminated wells near a former tannery dump site used by the West Michigan based shoe company. While there isn't a lawsuit just yet, Varnum Law says they're hoping to work with... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Jenison man left Wall Street for fishing and musicinterviewed Brad Befus, President of Scientific Anglers. In 'Songs About Fly F
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
interviewed Brad Befus, President of Scientific Anglers. In 'Songs About Fly Fishing,' Troutman sings about fishing in West Michigan with song titles such as, 'Sixth Street Dam.' "There's a song on there called 'Just North of Town' about the... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
13 On Your Sidelines: Vote for the MVP week 8WEST MICHIGAN - There’s only one more week left in the regular season for high
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN - There’s only one more week left in the regular season for high school football programs. The best programs are gearing up for play-off runs and their stars are leading the way. Here’s a look at the candidates for our 13 On Your... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
GRPS collecting donations for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Ricoin Puerto Rico are still in need of drinking water, food and supplies nearly a
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
in Puerto Rico are still in need of drinking water, food and supplies nearly a month after Hurricane Maria. Now people in West Michigan are doing their part collecting donations to send to the island. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico has a... Read more
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MLive.com
Is tight real estate market the 'new normal' for West Michigan?GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Home buyers continue to face challenges in West Michigan thi
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Home buyers continue to face challenges in West Michigan this fall as fewer homes went up for sale and prices continued to shoot up at a near double-digit rate. Adam Paarlberg, president of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Dr. John’s Candies: A sugar-free alternative to give trick-or-treaters this Halloweenfor Dr. John's Candies, brought some samples on what homeowners can give out to
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
for Dr. John's Candies, brought some samples on what homeowners can give out to kids this Halloween. Dr. John's Candies can be purchased in West Michigan at Harvest Health, Peter's Gourmet Market and Koeze. They are also availabl... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Great Lakes EMS Academy helps students find their passion for saving livesGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Nicole Eastman didn't have to leave West Michigan to fulf
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Nicole Eastman didn't have to leave West Michigan to fulfill her dream of becoming a paramedic. "I finally found my passion." And she found it at Great Lakes EMS Academy in Grand Rapids. Great Lakes EMS Academy runs its... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show Itto be in the pool to us is success," she says. "We want to tell our story. We w
KERA North Texas / Posted 3 days ago
to be in the pool to us is success," she says. "We want to tell our story. We want to give Grand Rapids and west Michigan national attention by going for this." And that could grab the attention of other companies looking for a... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
A warm embrace: breast cancer survivor helps invent thermal braWEST MICHIGAN-- A local breast cancer survivor has used her experience to help
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN-- A local breast cancer survivor has used her experience to help others like her. Jodie Faber, who is the director of Spectrum Health United Lifestyles, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and eventually had a double... Read more
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MLive.com
Big waves rock West Michigan lakeshore after weekend stormsWEST MICHIGAN -- Surf's up. According to the National Weather Service, waves o
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN -- Surf's up. According to the National Weather Service, waves of at least 5 feet are crashing down on the West side of Michigan's lakeshore Sunday. In the Holland and Grand Haven area, waves on Lake Michigan are reported to be closer... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Showers and storms expected for the first half of SundayWEST MICHIGAN – Sunday is expected to have showers and storms for the first hal
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN – Sunday is expected to have showers and storms for the first half of the day as a cold front moves through early. Showers and storms could add another 1-2 inches of rain in the areas that see continued showers. Temperatures will drop... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Flood warning issued for parts of West MichiganWEST MICHIGAN — A flood warning now in effect for Allegan, Barry, and Eaton cou
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN — A flood warning now in effect for Allegan, Barry, and Eaton counties until 9:30 PM on Sunday. The flood warning is still in effect for Van Buren and Kalamazoo, counties until 4 PM. As of 10:30 PM, on Saturday, the flood warning in... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Man’s body found in west side parkto the 900 block of Olin Ave on the report of a body just off the trail in a wo
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 4 days ago
to the 900 block of Olin Ave on the report of a body just off the trail in a wooded area of Olin Park. That scene is near West Michigan Street and Holt Road. Police say they arrived to find a deceased person described as a 30-year-old white... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Spirits run high during ‘Make a Wish’ fundraiser walk in Grand RapidsGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Walk for Wishes West Michigan at John Ball Zoo over t
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Walk for Wishes West Michigan at John Ball Zoo over the weekend raised money for local families to fulfill their wishes. Despite the cloudy skies, everyone was in high spirits on Saturday morning. “Just the impact of the... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Leaving with a smile: ‘Empty the Shelters’ events held across MichiganWEST MICHIGAN — It was a busy day for animal shelters across Michigan. It was
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN — It was a busy day for animal shelters across Michigan. It was another “Empty the Shelters” day as the Bissell Pet Foundation waived adoption fees at more than 75 shelters and rescue organizations statewide. Kim Thomas is the Media... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Pets find new homes at the Empty the Shelters eventthe Shelters event on Saturday, Oct. 14. During the day 75 animal shelters in M
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
the Shelters event on Saturday, Oct. 14. During the day 75 animal shelters in Michigan--including the Humane Society of West Michigan--waived the pet adoption fees letting people adopt pets for free. Several shelters ended up actually emptying... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Western Michigan football vs. Akron postponed due to flooding, stormsmess and forced Saturday's Western Michigan vs. Akron game to be postponed unti
Detroit Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
mess and forced Saturday's Western Michigan vs. Akron game to be postponed until 1 p.m. Sunday. Heavy storms moved through west Michigan on Saturday, forcing several homecoming festivities to be canceled in Kalamazoo. The game was originally... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Flood Watch in effect for all West Michigan countiesWEST MICHIGAN — A Flood Watch is in effect through 8 p.m. Sunday for all of Wes
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN — A Flood Watch is in effect through 8 p.m. Sunday for all of West Michigan. The Flood Watch area includes portions of central Michigan, south central Michigan, southwest Michigan and west central Michigan. The following counties are... Read more
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MLive.com
Mid-Michigan under flood watch until Sunday morningflood watch early Saturday, Oct. 14, for the counties of Isabella, Gratiot, Bay
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
flood watch early Saturday, Oct. 14, for the counties of Isabella, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw and Midland, along with most of West Michigan. Thunderstorms and showers throughout the day and night are expected to bring several inches of rainfall... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Showers and storms with gusty winds expected this weekendWEST MICHIGAN – Saturday is expected to have multiple rounds of showers and sto
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
WEST MICHIGAN – Saturday is expected to have multiple rounds of showers and storms with heavy rainfall and gusty winds. West Michigan could see a small break in the shower and storm activity during the late morning and early afternoon hours before... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Flooding, severe storms possible this weekendGRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Several rounds of rain could generate flooding across Wes
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Several rounds of rain could generate flooding across West Michigan through early Sunday. A nearly stationary front will stall across West Michigan. It will become the focus for very heavy rain which will take aim at the region... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
HSWM hosts another 'Empty the Shelters' event this weekendGRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - There is a lot going on at the Humane Society of West Mic
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - There is a lot going on at the Humane Society of West Michigan this weekend. Friday, Oct. 13 is Howl N' BOO, a spook-tacular kids night out at the Humane Society of West Michigan. From 9 to 9 p.m. for children as young as five... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
13 Friends for Life - Rock'n the RunwayRock'n the Runway is a special event held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
Rock'n the Runway is a special event held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in West Michigan. It features survivors' inspirational stories, who also model the latest fashions. It's Saturday, October 14th at the William C. Abney Auditorium at 3075... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Is my water safe? Water testing, pending legislation, and health studySenate. It would stop Michigan from setting environmental rules and regulations
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
Senate. It would stop Michigan from setting environmental rules and regulations any stricter than the federal government. West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) Executive Director Bill Wood warned the contaminants found in response to... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Are water worries having an impact on Wolverine Worldwide's performance?brands’ positive images. Wolverine's leaders say they're committed to a motto
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
brands’ positive images. Wolverine's leaders say they're committed to a motto "Do the Right Thing – Always.” It will be up to consumers particularly here in West Michigan whether they think the company really has done the right thing. © 2017 WZZM... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Coldwater dealership latest in string of West Michigan tire theftsCOLDWATER, Mich. -- Michigan State Police are investigating a string of tire th
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
COLDWATER, Mich. -- Michigan State Police are investigating a string of tire thefts at West Michigan car dealerships, including one this week in Coldwater. Police say there have been a handful of thefts across West Michigan since June, and that... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
NFL Viewing Week 6: Lions head to the ‘Big Easy’at 9:00 a.m., Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. and Lions Game Day at 11:00 a.m. The d
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
at 9:00 a.m., Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. and Lions Game Day at 11:00 a.m. The doubleheader this weekend lands on CBS and West Michigan will get what most of the country gets with the New England Patriots taking on the New York Jets at 1:00 p.m.... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Where to catch the best fall colors for the rest of Octoberand crimson, signaling the arrival of fall. Picture taken September 2015. (Phot
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
and crimson, signaling the arrival of fall. Picture taken September 2015. (Photo: Justin Marietti, The Mining Journal, AP)West Michigan (Through Oct. 21) Kalamazoo County • Q Avenue — 10th Street to 12th Street, Texas Township • U Avenue — 4th... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Benefit being held to support Newstalk 1340 radio host, Dave Jaconetteradio in and around Grand Rapids, you may have noticed that a voice has been mi
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
radio in and around Grand Rapids, you may have noticed that a voice has been missing. Dave Jaconette, the host of sound off West Michigan on Newstalk 1340 WJRW, is well known for giving a voice to hundreds of people, causes, and organizations in the... Read more
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