Do you and your spouse disagree about how much help you should provide your kids with their school projects, after school activities, etc? Does one of you believe your children should have to do most everything on their own, while the other believes there is too much for them to do, thus you tend to help them out more often? If so, please instant message me. I'd like to speak with you on the phone to see if you might be usable for an upcoming story. Thank you.

True bravery leads to cancer caused by toxic fumes. Next time you think you're having a bad day....

A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died.

Local media wins by 2 over the Laughfest comedians, who's laughing now funny guys and gals !??! ;0 Another fun event put on by the great folks at Laughfest.

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MARANA, Ariz. – An Arizona bride was arrested while driving to her wedding – allegedly while impaired – Monday morning, and naturally there's a photo, according to KTVK. Sgt. Chriswell Scott of the Marana Police Department tweeted a picture of Amber Young’s arrest. She was wearing her weddin...

Important news...and on International Women's Day none the less.

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis concludes that bones found in 1940 on a remote Pacific island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart. The new report is the latest chapter in a back-and-forth that has played out about the remains, which are now lost. All that survive are s...

What do you think, should health care workers be required to get a flu shot unless they can prove it's against their religious beliefs? And if you were a patient, would you hope all health care workers had received the shot?

CEDARBURG — The U.S. Justice Department is suing a Wisconsin nursing home because a former employee says she was forced to take a flu vaccine despite her religious beliefs. The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges Barnell Williams "suffered severe emotional distress" because Lasata Care Center in Ozaukee...

Additional vacation time for non-smokers??

Two-thirds of nonsmokers feel they should get extra paid time off to compensate for their smoking co-workers, a new survey finds. The survey was conducted by Halo Cigs, an electronic cigarette company. Over 1,000 people were surveyed about smoke breaks. According to the survey, about 81 percent of s...

Exactly 15 years ago today I did my audition on-set with this guy. Fortunately Joe carried me that day, so the Francis family was able to re-locate to West MI. Hard to believe Joe and I won't be working together much longer as he works full-time with his new business "Platinum Property Solutions". Along the way we've talked a lot of football, fantasy football, football pools...oh yeah some news and weather too.

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from a March 2015 incident.
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February 12
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa — Police in South Africa said Monday that a suspected poacher was mauled and eaten by pack of lions near Kruger National Park over the weekend, AFP reported. Very little remained of the victim’s body when it was found at a private game park in the northern prov...
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February 11
JENISON, Mich. -- A photograph of a tank stirred up interest on social media on Sunday. Several viewers contacted FOX 17, saying an M1A Abrams tank with Ottawa County Sheriff's Office markings, was seen westbound on Baldwin Street near 20th Avenue in Jension. The photo of the alleged incident was qu...

Jaime of Forest Hills Financial puts the recent market drop into perspective, "the sky is not falling...."

But percentage wise, it wasn't even the top 20 worst day per Jaime Westenbarger of Forest Hills Financial.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,175 points, or 4.6 percent, erasing its gains for the year. The Dow's drop Monday was its biggest in terms of points, but it had a larger percentage drop as recently in 2011. The Dow is down 8.5 percent from the record high it hit in late ...
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January 29
LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Karma. That's the word one Washington State homeowner said came to mind when she watched a thief slip and fall on wet grass while stealing several packages off her porch. Lizeth Ababneh's RING and Nest security system captured a woman grabbing three boxes off her porch. But as the....

Fox 17 Pay if Forward Luncheon: Such an honor to be around such giving people. 90 years young Marie DeVries delivers meals to those in need across West Michigan, even drives her own car to and from, she's our Pay it Forward Person of the year. Congrats to our Veteran of the year Chris Priest and our PIF Person of the month for May, Cesar Hernandez. Thank you to ALL for your service

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January 24
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon announced Wednesday that she is resigning in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse case. There were growing calls for Simon to step aside over criticism that MSU mishandled complaints that former campus doctor Nassar was s...

More from Simon's Resignation:
As tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable. As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger. I understand, and that is why I have limited my personal statements. Throughout my career, I have worked very hard to put Team MSU first. Throughout my career, I have consistently and persistently spoken and worked on behalf of Team MSU. I have tried to make it not about me. I urge those who have supported my work to understand that I cannot make it about me now. Therefore, I am tendering my resignation as president according to the terms of my employment agreement.