| May 26, 2012
| 12:14 AM
Chicago police and firefighters rescued three kayakers from Lake Michigan early Saturday morning.
Police received a "marine distress" call about 1 a.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The three were kayaking in the...
| May 29, 2012
"One woman. One Great Lake. One great cause."
In her attempt to become the first person to row – yes row – the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan, 27-year-old Jenn Gibbons will be completely self-sufficient. She’ll pack 210...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:06 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A member of Congress from Michigan called for a federal review Thursday of water releases from Lake Michigan through an outlet at Chicago, a century-old practice that she said should end as Great Lakes levels approach...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Any native of West Michigan knows that when you get to November, you start to roll the dice with the forecast. After all, Grand Rapids does average more than six inches of snow for the month. So, any weekend with quiet weather is appreciated a little...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search launched overnight after a fisherman on Wolf Lake reported hearing a pilot radio that he was making an emergency landing on water, officials said.
The Coast Guard, aided by a Chicago police helicopter,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 6:25 AM
CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix resident Dean Mikulski noticed something he hasn't seen in the 46 years he has lived in Charlevoix: the salmon are in — early.
"Normally, the salmon don't normally get going until late July," he said.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:28 AM
PETOSKEY — Summer tourist season arrives each year in Northern Michigan, reliable as the season changes.
Hotels fill up, campgrounds sprout nomadic communities, beaches swell with sunbathers and the wait for a table at local restaurants becomes...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:45 AM
NORWOOD — Contracts for long-awaited road upgrades in Norwood Township could be approved today, Monday, June 11, by Charlevoix County road commissioners.
Commissioners were expected to meet at 9 a.m. today, Monday, and among their agenda items is...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:12 AM
It may be an OK day to head to the beach on Lake Michigan, but stay out of the water
With a new product just released by the National Weather Service and issued for the first time today, the Beach Hazard Statement outlined by Meteorologists in Grand...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 8:13 AM
A 13-year-old from Grand Rapids died early Saturday morning after being rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday.
Coaches of the travel soccer team that Christian Ouding, 13, of Grand Rapids played for notified all the players that Ouding died early Saturday...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Much of the FOX 17 viewing area experienced a noisy start to Monday morning. Thunderstorms moved in from Lake Michigan around 7:00 A.M. near Big and Little Sable Points, and spread eastward through the rest of West Michigan during the morning.