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show article   Jill Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid.
11/28/2016 7:58:51 PM - WoodTV News
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Two funeral home workers were injured on the job when police say they were hit by a man suspected of driving while intoxicated. It happened in the 100 block of Post Avenue early Saturday. Police say a 60-year-old man had died of natural causes at a home, and a transport crew from Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service had come to move the body. However, police say that as the two men loaded the body into their […]
11/28/2016 7:32:56 PM - Fox17 News
IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday evening in Ionia County. It happened around 5:30 p.m. on M66 near Peck Lake Road in Berlin Township of Ionia County.  Police say Elizabeth Vanderhoff, 39, was northbound in a 2003 Pontiac Aztec when she drifted across the center line. Vanderhoff crashed into a southbound vehicle.  She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was hospitalized with unknown injuries. The driver of the second […]
11/28/2016 6:44:45 PM - Fox17 News
show article   State election staff will begin the painstaking task of counting each ballot by hand as early as Friday, leading to extra work hours.
11/28/2016 6:42:29 PM - WoodTV News

The 2016 Associated Press Division Eight-Man, All-State football team, selected by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers: ALL-STATE

The 2016 Associated Press Division Eight-Man, All-State football team, selected by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers:

ALL-STATE


QB/DB Jason Whitens, Powers North Central — Player of the Year


OL/LB Reese Bays-Kramer, Deckerville


RB/LB Wyatt Boik, Pickford


RB/LB Bobby Kleiman, Powers North Central


RB/LB Daniel Nocerini, Forest Park


QB/DB Braydon Sherrod, Tri-Unity


OL/DL Austin Spaetzel, Deckerville


WR/DL Jake Witt, Ewen Trout Creek


Honorable Mention: DE/OL Jordan Bailey, Cedarville; QB/DB John Basile, New Haven Merritt; DL/OL Taylor Belongie, Powers North Central; RB/LB David Binder, OwenGage; DL/OL Garrett Bybee-Mullins, Forest Area; QB/DB Trevor Brawley, Engadine; RB Erick Carey, Marion; OL/DL Greg Doll, Portland St. Patrick; OL Chase Fremstad, Dryden; RB Sam Hodge, Portland St. Patrick; DE Bryce Hornick, Stephenson; OL/LB Jeremy Johnson, Forest Park; QB/DB Brandon Pattulo, Deckerville; OL/DE Tanner Poupore, Powers North Central; QB/DB Hollis Thomas, Forest Area; RB/LB Jake Warack, Owendale-Gagetown


COACH OF THE YEAR


Kevin Bellefeuil, Powers North Central


11/28/2016 6:25:00 PM - Grand Rapids Top Stories
LANSING, Mich. (AP/WXMI) — Nearly three weeks after Election Day, officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes. The final vote tally—one of the slimmest in Michigan’s history—is nearly equal to the 10,800 seating capacity of the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids, for comparison. But there’s more wrangling to come on the final vote count for this oh-so-contentious campaign and on […]
11/28/2016 6:15:34 PM - Fox17 News
show article   As many Americans prepare to put up their Christmas trees, now our troops will be able to do the same, thanks to a group of kind West Michig…
11/28/2016 6:11:27 PM - WoodTV News
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Big Ten has reprimanded Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and fined the school $10,000 for violating the conference’s sportsmanship policy by criticizing officials after the Ohio State game on Saturday. The conference made the announcement Monday. Harbaugh blasted the officiating after the Wolverines’ 30-27 double-overtime loss in Columbus, Ohio, saying he was “bitterly disappointed” during a lengthy rant. He complained about an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew, a pass interference against Michigan that prolonged a […]
11/28/2016 6:03:56 PM - Fox17 News
show article   Black Friday came early to Hastings’ elementary schools, when an anonymous couple paid off nearly $1,000 in children’s overdue lunch bills.
11/28/2016 5:54:44 PM - WoodTV News
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A trial with several twists and turns has come to a likely end in Battle Creek. Monday, Leo Ackley was again convicted of killing 3-year-old Baylee Stenman while the toddler was under his care in 2011. In 2014, Ackley was originally convicted of shaking Stenman to death, but the Michigan Supreme Court ordered a new trial for him on the grounds that he wasn’t properly defended in the first trial. Ackley said his appointed attorney failed […]
11/28/2016 5:40:47 PM - Fox17 News
GOBLES, Mich. — Charles Konneck knows the holidays can be a hard time for people, especially for military families. He served in the army years ago and bounced around the country with his wife and two kids, calling a new place ‘home’ once every few years. “Some of the lower-enlisted young soldiers in the military have families,” said Konneck at Wahmhoff Farms. “This is neat for them to get a Christmas tree, a free Christmas tree, and makes their Christmas […]
11/28/2016 5:40:34 PM - Fox17 News

The winter sports season is upon us, so its time to rank the top wrestling teams for the 2016-17 season. Here is the first Michigan high school wrestling poll for all four divisions, as determined ...

The winter sports season is upon us, so its time to rank the top wrestling teams for the 2016-17 season.

Here is the first Michigan high school wrestling poll for all four divisions, as determined by michigangrappler.com:


Division 1


1. Detroit Catholic Central
2. Hartland
3. Davison
4. Macomb Dakota
5. Grandville
6. Oxford
7. Westland John Glenn
8. Brighton
9. Anchor Bay
10. Bay City Western


Division 2



1. Lowell
2. DeWitt
3. St. Johns
4. Goodrich
5. Warren Woods Tower
6. Eaton Rapids
7. Gaylord
8. Stevensville Lakeshore
9. Sparta
10. Allegan


Division 3


1. Dundee
2. Lake Fenton
3. Richmond
4. Remus Chippewa Hills
5. Whitehall
6. Caro
7. Birch Run
8. Lakewood
9. Corunna
10. Roscommon



Division 4




1. New Lothrop
2. Hudson
3. Decatur
4. Hesperia
5. Springport
6. Clinton
7. Bronson
8. Manchester
9. Pine River
10. St Louis

11/28/2016 5:30:00 PM - Grand Rapids Top Stories
DETROIT (AP) – Several Kmart stores in Michigan are preparing to close next month, following dozens of others that have shuttered in the state since the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection nearly 15 years ago. The Detroit News reports nearly two-thirds of the 2,165 Kmart stores that were operating in the U.S. have closed since 2000. More than 130 nationwide closures have been announced this year. Seven stores in the state are slated to close Dec. 11, including […]
11/28/2016 5:26:52 PM - Fox17 News
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The biker and community at large is mourning the loss of one of their own, Korey Taphouse, 30, who was killed Sunday walking when he was hit by a car. Taphouse was a young father of two little girls, and well-known and loved especially by the biker community. He was the service manager with Grand Rapids Harley Davidson for nearly the last nine years. Former general manager of GRHD and friend of Taphouse Jason Bremer told […]
11/28/2016 5:25:49 PM - Fox17 News
show article   More than 130 nationwide closures have been announced this year, including two in Kent County.
11/28/2016 5:07:46 PM - WoodTV News
GRAND RAPIDS – Officer Michael Harris of the Grand Rapids Police Department is being honored by the Boys and Girls Club after making a significant contribution to help local youth with the financial hurdles of going to college. Officer Harris was recently 1 of 12 people in the United States to be awarded the 2016 Maytag Dependable Leader Award.  As part of the honor, Officer Harris and the Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids received a $20,000 grant to […]
11/28/2016 4:58:18 PM - Fox17 News
show article   BELMONT, Mich. — Releasing rehabilitated squirrels back into the wild isn’t just a matter of opening up a cage and letting them go. First rescuers, like Kelly Spruit of Belmont, has to place them in release cages. After spending a week in the outdoor cages getting used to the environment, she opens the door and lets them roam freely. Spruit explains, “I need more than one good day of weather. They’re going to have to come out here and realize it […]
11/28/2016 4:37:46 PM - Fox17 News
show article   A group of Brazilian health insurance companies is suing Stryker for an alleged kickback scheme they say led to unnecessary surgeries.
11/28/2016 4:07:18 PM - WoodTV News
show article   The partnership between Express Employment Professionals and Family Promise of Grand Rapids is part of Giving Tuesday.
11/28/2016 3:09:47 PM - WoodTV News

A body found after a mobile home fire in Northern Michigan has been presumed to be Carl Francis Brant, the resident of the home.

KALKASKA COUNTY, MI - A body found at the site of a mobile home fire in Northern Michigan is presumed to be Carl Francis Brant, the resident of the home, authorities said.

Related: Body found after Northern Michigan house fire

The body of a 55-year-old man was found after the mobile home, located at 5360 South St. in Rapid City, was completely engulfed by a fire early Frieday, Nov. 25. 

The Michigan State Police believe the body found is Brant, but are waiting on autopsy results for positive identification.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The furnace in the home was not working properly and an alternative heat source was being used.

The Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit is still checking into the cause of the fire.

11/28/2016 3:08:12 PM - Grand Rapids Top Stories