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  • Going to the dogs: non-profit fundraiser saves pets

    UPDATE-  Mulligan’s told FOX 17 Sunday evening that the event brought in $2500 for the cause. —————— GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Organizers of the third annual “Paws Giving” benefit auction at Mulligan’s Pub were hoping to raise enough money Saturday to save at least five dogs. Pet Tales Rescue works to save animals from high-kill shelters across the nation. Saturday’s fundraiser at Mulligan’s Pub, 1518 Wealthy Street SE, ran from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kermit Harris was the pet foster-home […]

  • Art Van Santa Parade kicks off holiday season

        GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  The Art Van Santa Parade celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday morning in downtown Grand Rapids, with the theme “100 Years of Memories”. The Santa centennial event was hosted by the Grand Rapids Jaycees, with assistance from Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. It kicked off around 9 a.m. along Monroe Avenue, and featured the traditional wide array of local marching bands, carolers, and other performers, along with colorful costumes and […]

  • Battle Creek police investigating death of man inside house

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek police say a man was found dead late Saturday afternoon on the city’s southwest side, but there were few details available late Saturday night as the investigation was getting underway. It happened inside a house on Boulder Street, west of Capital Avenue SW. The 911 call came in at 5:35 p.m. BCPD Sergeant Joel Case called FOX 17 at 9:40 p.m. Saturday to say a search warrant was going to be executed shortly, and […]

  • Three-vehicle crash in Ionia Twp. sends father, boy to hospital

    IONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — Doctors are treating a father and his 10-year-old son at Grand Rapids hospitals after a three-vehicle crash in Ionia Township late Saturday night. Emergency vehicles were dispatched around 9:20 p.m. to M-66 (State Road), just north of E. Parmeter Road. That’s north of the city of Ionia, and adjacent to the Easton Township line. Investigators told FOX 17 on scene they didn’t know yet what caused the crash. An investigation was just beginning. A large and […]

  • Dispatch: Hunter shot in back in Boston Township

    BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says a man accidentally shot by his brother while hunting Saturday afternoon was airlifted to a hospital in serious but stable condition. The shooting was reported just before 5:30 p.m., in a cornfield near W. Grand River Avenue and Bell Road in Boston Township, north of Clarksville. Emergency responders met the men after they had walked out of the field together. Aero Med flew the two brothers to Spectrum Health Butterworth […]

  • Small fire breaks out in southeast GR; no one injured

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  —  Four people got out of a burning house safely Saturday afternoon in southeast Grand Rapids, but it took a while for firefighters to find all of the family’s cats. Grand Rapids Battalion Chief Eric Freeman tells FOX 17 some of the pet felines were hiding when firefighters arrived, shortly after the fire broke out around 1 p.m. at 345 Carlton Ave. The battalion chief says the cats were not harmed, and the house was not damaged […]

  • 5.6 pound avocado sets new world record: enough guacamole for 20 people

    KAILUA, Hawaii – The only thing extra about the avocado at the Pokini household is the size. The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world’s heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, […]

  • Store held up in Sturgis; police provide surveillance photos

    STURGIS, Mich. — Police have provided still photos of the suspect in a convenience store robbery in St. Joseph County. It happened around 12:36 a.m. Sunday on E Chicago Road, east of Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis. There are two convenience stores in that general area, but Sturgis Police tell FOX 17 they’re not divulging at this time the name of the store involved. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants and what appeared to be a black mask, […]

  • Police arrest two suspects in Fruitport Township party store robbery

    FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two suspects face formal charges this week in connection with the holdup of a convenience store in Muskegon County. It happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Cloverville EZ Mart at 3567 Heights Ravenna Rd. in Fruitport Township. A man and a woman were taken into custody a short while later, according to township police. Names, ages and hometowns will be released after the suspect are arraigned. Police provided no further details about the robbery.  

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