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Teenage girl shot in ankle following fight in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A teenage girl was taken to the hospital after she was shot in the ankle near a Grand Rapids apartment complex. Grand Rapids police say they responded to several shots fired in the 3200 block of Marshall Avenue around 8:30 p.m. There they found a 17-year-old girl shot in the an

FOX17 - 2017-09-21 03:14:00

Truck slams into elementary near Grand Rapids

The scene after a pickup truck plowed into North Oakview Elementary in Plainfield Township on Sept. 20. 2017. PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Authorities are investigating whether the driver who crashed his pickup truck into an elementary school north of Grand Rapids Wednesday night may have b

WOOD - 2017-09-21 03:34:02

Woman shot, not serious, on Grand Rapids South side

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Police are investigating a shooting after multiple shots were reported on the south side of the city Wednesday night. According to police, a woman was injured in the shooting, but she did not suffer any serious injures. The shooting occurred near 3200 Marshall Ave SE. Pol

WZZM 13 - 2017-09-21 03:43:11

Truck crashes into Grand Rapids school

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A person was taken to the hospital after a truck crashed into a school in Grand Rapids. Kent County Sheriff's dispatchers say a truck crashed into North Oakview Elementary just before 10 p.m. The school is located at 3300 Costa Avenue near Plainfield. FOX 17 saw one person car

FOX17 - 2017-09-21 02:32:02

Grand Rapids mayor addresses police problems

GRAND RPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - It has been a rough week or so for the Grand Rapids Police Department as every few days seemed to bring a new and embarrassing disclosure. While police officials say the problems are isolated and the overall culture of the department is one of integrity and professionalis

WOOD - 2017-09-21 01:50:30

Sunday's '60 Minutes' to showcase Oprah's interviews in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Oprah Winfrey was in Grand Rapids last month, and now we're learning why. Oprah was spotted in August interviewing U.S. Congressman Justin Amash. It's apparently for a segment airing on CBS' 60 Minutes this Sunday called "Divided America," which will focus on political beliefs,

FOX17 - 2017-09-22 00:33:57

ArtPrize Nine: Where to park in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Parking during ArtPrize can be a challenge at times. It's expected to be extremely busy downtown this weekend and it is a good idea to have a parking plan before you head out. Two smartphone apps will help you navigate parking during this year's competition: GR Park and

WOOD - 2017-09-21 18:01:25

Grand Rapids Hotter than Death Valley!

Grand Rapids had a high temperature of 95 degrees on Thursday. That was higher than ANY high temperature in the state of Florida...it was 13 deg. warmer than the high in Las Vegas NV and (drum roll) it was 7 deg. warmer than the high in Death Valley CA (often the hottest place in the U.S. The 95-de

WOOD - 2017-09-22 02:47:40

Atwater Brewery taps Mike Sadler tribute beer in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car accident in July 2016. And now, he's being remembered with a tribute beer that was tapped in Grand Rapids for the first time this month. It's called the "Hey Diddle Diddle". The craft beer comes from Jagged Mountain Brewer

FOX17 - 2017-09-21 02:51:57

Father 'living every parent's worst nightmare' after 15-year-old killed in freak accident

FORT THOMAS, Ky. - A Kentucky father is speaking out for the first time since his 15-year-old daughter was killed in a freak accident last month, WXIX reports. Michelle Chalk was killed on Aug. 1 when a tree fell on her while she was sitting in a hammock. "We are living every parent's worst nightmar

FOX17 - 2017-09-21 14:57:43

Trooper killed in motorcycle crash

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, MICH - A blue and gold ribbon, the colors of the Michigan State Police, flutters on a utility pole at a Plainfield Township intersection where a trooper died Wednesday morning. Trooper Timothy O'Neill, 28, was killed after a crash while patrolling on his Michigan State Police mo

WZZM 13 - 2017-09-21 03:51:10

Wyoming police searching several areas for missing mom

An undated courtesy photo of Ana Marie Carrillo. (Wyoming Department of Public Safety) WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - Wyoming police are searching multiple areas for any sign of a missing mother of three. It's been more than two weeks since 35-year-old Ana Marie Carrillo was last seen or heard from by he

WOOD - 2017-09-21 18:39:12

Baby born to Wyoming mom battling cancer dies

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WOOD) - After being born two weeks ago to a mother who declined cancer treatment to save the child's life, Life Lynn DeKlyen passed away. According to a Facebook post, Life passed away Thursday morning. Life DeKlyen was born on Sept. 7 after her mother, Carrie DeKlyen, battled glio

WOOD - 2017-09-21 13:51:45

Kid Rock trails U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow by 18 points in new poll

WASHINGTON - If Kid Rock is serious about running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan, he may have his work cut out for him. A week after the superstar musician again only teased his political intentions as he opened Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with a string of shows, a new poll released Wednesday s

WZZM 13 - 2017-09-21 00:42:07

Suspected drug dealer allegedly sold to high schoolers

Cody Pierce, booking photo. Courtesy Ionia County Sheriff's Department. IONIA COUNTY, Mich. - A man accused of selling drugs to high school students was arrested in Ionia County. Ionia County sheriff's deputies say they received tips from the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team about 22-year-old Co

FOX17 - 2017-09-22 02:57:17

KDPS investigating armed robbery near WMU

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Western Michigan University police are telling students to be cautious after an armed robbery happened near campus. The Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety said in a tweet Friday morning that the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating an

WOOD - 2017-09-22 08:41:30

ArtPrize weather: How 2017 stacks up to past years

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - If you're heading out to ArtPrize Nine, get ready for record to near-record heat. Even though ArtPrize Nine is only in its second day, it will certainly go down as the warmest start to the competition. That record will likely never be eclipsed, considering temperatures w

WOOD - 2017-09-21 20:31:11

Deputies seek liquor store armed robbery suspect

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Kent County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who held up a liquor store at gunpoint Thursday night. It happened around 11:30 p.m. at Zain's Party Store located at 10030 14 Mile Road in Oakfield Township, northeast of Rockford, according to a Kent Count

WOOD - 2017-09-22 08:21:02

10 pumpkin spice products that should've never existed

Pumpkin spice season arrives sooner every year, with consumers finding pumpkin products on the shelves as early as August. Not only are the products arriving earlier, but they're getting weirder as well. Have we hit the Golden Age of pumpkin spice, or have we taken the trend too far? Before you make

WZZM 13 - 2017-09-22 08:13:16

After 75 years, remains of sailor killed during Pearl Harbor attack finally identified

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The remains of a New Jersey man killed 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been positively identified, according to WTVR. It's impossible to measure a family's grief -- even when decades go by and the remains of their loved one remained unidentified in a mass grave

FOX17 - 2017-09-21 17:54:56