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Suspicious person near Comstock Park High School triggers lockdown

Comstock Park Public Schools locked down its high school Thursday after the Kent County Sheriff's Office informed them of a possible threat in the area.

New Comstock Park High School principal likes direction school is heading

Dan Holden is the new Comstock Park High school principal. He said the community and staff have been very supportive in helping him acclimate to his new ...

Man charged in killings of Comstock Park grad, Barry County neighbor

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A man accused of killing a 21-year-old Comstock Park man and a Barry County neighbor was arraigned on multiple charges, including ...

Senior quarterback leading the way at Comstock Park  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. -- Comstock Park High School averaged more than 40 point per game last season and finished 6-3 in the regular season before ...

Wife of double murder suspect says husband 'snapped'

The wife of a 63-year-old Barry County murder suspect says her husband was never violent before and "something snapped in his head."

Comstock Park High School students going 'old school' with cell phones

Walk in to any Comstock Park High School classroom or the cafeteria during any lunch period and something appears to be different.

Rotary BBQ Thursday, July 11

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 11) is the second Comstock Park Rotary BBQ fundraiser of the summer. My wife is a member, so I like to give her and the Rotary a ...

Head-on crash in Plainfield Twp. sends 2 to hospital  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people were hospitalized Thursday after a head-on crash in Kent County. It happened around 8:30 p.m. near the ...

Feb. 10: Jim Olson, Comstock Park High School  Fox17

Classroom of the Week, Feb. 10, 2017: Jim Olson, Comstock Park HS Retired Teacher and Wrestling coach Comstock Park HS students observing Black History ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Plan failed? Draw up a new one  School News Network

Two years ago, Chris Hribek will tell you, his high school career was a disaster with failing grades, attendance issues and a big attitude problem. Back in the ...

Fans can pick next Saginaw-area Spring Sports Athlete of Week (May 12-18)

The spring sports season is hitting the home stretch with tennis and track regionals sending the top athletes in the Saginaw area to the state meets. The top ...

Hot spots to cool down during West Michigan’s heat wave

From Kent County to Kalamazoo, authorities across West Michigan are getting ready for the heat wave expected to hit this week.

Seven Comstock Park students charged with illegal entry into teacher’s home  Fox17

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. --Seven Comstock Park students are expected to plead guilty to one count each of illegal entry after charged with entering the home of ...

Student who planned murder and rape at Comstock Park High School pleads guilty to terror threat  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The teen who documented his plans to murder and rape fellow students at Comstock Park High School on Facebook and through text ...

Cops and campers bond over cool summer experiences  School News Network

Fifth-grader Alexis Lavallee decided she may become a police officer after meeting Jesse, one of 12 horses assigned to the Kent County Sheriff's Department ...

She focuses on words and beyond, helping ELL students be successful  School News Network

It's 7:55 a.m. and Christy Tripp-Arkema has a lot of energy. Her cheery voice welcomes students, “Good Morning, Vietnam!” It's one of many cultural references ...

No more jail time for student who used Facebook to threaten Comstock Park High School  The Grand Rapids Press -

Malachino was arrested, although Kent County Sheriff's Department investigators did not believe that Malachino had the capacity to carry out the threats.

Comstock Park teen to stand trial for April crash that killed 1, injured 3

A Comstock Park teen has been ordered to stand trial for a deadly crash in April that killed a passenger and critically injured three others when his car slammed ...

Super rare clouds spotted over West Michigan

It's called noctilucent clouds, which can only be seen when the sun is below the horizon either well before dawn, or well after dusk.

Winter weather carries over into March

The week will start with a hearty dose of very cold air for this time of year.

Int. Space Station & Northern Lights

There are several good opportunities to see the International Space Station in the next week and an outside chance of seeing the Northern Lights Saturday night ...

Week behind bars for Comstock Park teens who broke into teacher’s house  Fox17

KENT COUNTY, Mich. -- Seven Comstock Park students were sentenced to seven days in the Kent County jail Friday after pleading guilty to breaking into a ...

8-14 Day Outlook FINALLY gives Michigan Near Average Temperatures

For the first time (it seems) in weeks, the 8-14 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting average temperatures for Michigan.

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

NWS: Saturday hail largest since 2012

Hail as large as 2.75 inches in diameter was reported in the Battle Creek area Saturday, the National Weather *Service* says.

Bozo is 80 years old

Nearly 80 people gathered at Amore's in Comstock Park to wish longtime Bozo the Clown and television personality Dick Richards a happy 80th birthday.

Photos: Winter storm hits West Michigan

Between all of the troubles caused by the plummeting temperatures and blowing snow, the polar vortex led to some picturesque photos.

Records detail death threats Comstock Park teen allegedly sent to peers  The Grand Rapids Press -

Search warrants unsealed in Kent County District Court shed further light on the threats Malachino is accused of making. Investigators have said the threats were ...

Shining Bright: Leland Comets win D4 state title  Traverse City Record Eagle

COMSTOCK PARK — Jesus Calderon-Balcazar cut like his feet caught flames, danced as if he wore tap shoes and fired his shot like an archer on target.

June 10 – STILL some snow in Michigan

It's June 10th and there is still some snow in Michigan. This is Mt. Ripley in Upper Michigan near Houghton. It looks like a sand trap on a golf course, but it's ...

Michigan's top Division 3 girls track and field athletes

Clinton's Amanda Schaare finishes second at the girls discus championship at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state finals at Comstock Park High School in ...

Very Strong Winds on Sunday

Strong winds have the potential to bring down tree limbs and wires Sunday and Sunday night.

Teen enters pleas in April crash that killed 1, injured 3 passengers

A Comstock Park teen is facing a minimum of nearly 2½ years in prison after pleading no contest to four felony charges stemming from a deadly crash in April ...

Leland spoils Kalamazoo Hackett comeback try in D4 boys soccer semifinals

HOLLAND, MI - Kalamazoo Hackett shut out its opponents in five playoff games leading up to Wednesday's Division 4 state semifinal showdown with Leland.

Palm Sunday tornado outbreak revisited, 54 years later

Thursday marks 54 years since an infamous tornado outbreak killed 271 people and injured 1500 others, including some in West Michigan.

30-Day Outlook For May

The Climate Prediction Center released their 30-Day Outlook for the month of May today. They are expecting warmer than average weather in the Southeast and ...

Lake-effect snow and more Arctic air on the way

Weekend brought the first Arctic air of the season. There will be plenty more where that came from.

Great Lakes – Record Water Levels and Still Rising!

Lakes Superior, Erie, Ontario and St. Clair are all at record high water levels for June.

MySchool@Kent students overcome obstacles to get to graduation  School News Network

Students choose online high school for a variety of reasons. Here, a few of this year's graduates reflect on why that type of learning, and the unique supports it ...

Snow Cover and Ice Extent

The Great Lakes has a 56.4% ice cover. The ice cover on Lake Michigan is at 31.2%. This was the Muskegon Channel Monday PM. The strong west wind ...

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory until 7 pm on Friday (until 10 pm for Berrien and Cass Counties)

Ask Ellen: What’s that purple glow in the sky?

A purple glow in the sky over West Michigan is not the Northern Lights.

Great Lakes Water Levels Continue to Rise

Great Lakes water levels continue to rise. High water will be a continuing problem well into 2020. Lake Superior's water level is up 2″ in the last month, up 11″ ...

7 days in jail for 7 high school lacrosse players who trashed teachers' home

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI - It will be seven days in jail for the seven Comstock Park High School seniors who illegally entered the home of two teachers ...

Lowell wrestles for sixth state title

Lowell's wrestling team has won a sixth consecutive team state championship, which is a state record.

The Super, Blood, Wolf Moon Eclipse

We enjoyed the Super, Blood, Wolf, Full Moon. It's called “super” because the full moon here in January is bigger than an average full moon. The moon averages ...

A Little Warmer the Rest of the Week

The top picture is sunset at the Muskegon Channel. The sun set into a thin layer of cirrus clouds, so it's a little faint here. At the Muskegon Beach, the high ...

When Being a Nerd is 'More Than OK'  School News Network

Being a “nerd” at Comstock Park High School is about doing what you enjoy, taking pride in being smart and sharing quirky passions with others. “It's a beautiful ...

What will determine how cold this winter will be?

Winters in West Michigan can be wildly different from year to year.

Kalamazoo Christian beats North Muskegon in shootout, but compassion wins

Sportsmanship and emotion on full display after No. 3 Comets knock off No. 1 Norsemen in Division 4 soccer semifinals.

Record Great Lakes High Water Levels

OKThe top pic. is high water on Lake Erie in 1986. The big news this week is that there are now three lakes with record high water levels for the month of May.

Kalamazoo-area girls high school track and field leaderboard

See the Kalamazoo-area's top runners, throwers, jumpers and vaulters from early in the 2018 girls track and field season.

Updated Great Lakes Water Levels

The water levels of the Great Lakes are at record or near record highs and are continuing to rise. Lakes Erie and Ontario are at all time record levels.

Updated Season Snowfall Totals

Tamarack in the U.P. has become the first location in Michigan to top 300″ for the winter. Tamarack had 65″ of snow on the ground as of Fri. 3/1. Up top, there ...

Ice jam closes Bridge Street bridge over Muskegon River

Newaygo police are asking drivers to avoid crossing the Bridge Street bridge because of ice jam dangers.

South Christian opens new gym with double-header sweep

Grand Rapids South Christian opened its new gym with pair of wins against Unity Christian Friday night.

Kalamazoo-area girls high school track leaderboard heading into regionals

See the Kalamazoo-area's top runners, throwers, jumpers and vaulters heading into regionals.


The mosquitoes are the worst they've been in several years!

Photos: Storm over West Michigan on Aug. 28

A storm system moved over Lake Michigan and over West Michigan on the evening of Aug. 28, 2018.

'Speak out,' Erin Brockovich tells residents affected by toxic dumping

"Ask questions. Demand answers. That's where the change will really begin," Environmental and Consumer Activist Erin Brockovich said to residents affected by ...

Fall colors 2018: What you need to know

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Here's what you need to know before planning your fall color tours.

Michigan's top Division 3 female track athletes heading into state final -

McBain's Shelby Whitt wins her heat of the girls 300-meter hurdles at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state finals at Comstock Park High School in ...

Bill’s Vacation – Weds. AM Summary

It's was a sunny and cool day Tuesday as Gayle and I traveled north on the Natchez Trace.

Six Kalamazoo-area track and field champions crowned at state finals -

Parchment's Shiyon Taylor wins the girls 200m at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state championships at Comstock Park High School in Comstock Park on ...

Latest Michigan prep boys track leaders in Division 1

A preliminary heat of the boys 100-meter dash at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state finals at Comstock Park High School in Comstock Park, MI on ...

HS basketball roundup: Otsego still undefeated

Otsego's boys basketball team remained unbeaten Friday night, defeating rival Plainwell.

West Ottawa & Holland Christian capture swimming titles

Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOOD) – West Michigan claimed two of the three MHSAA Swimming State Championships on Saturday as West Ottawa and Holland ...

Comstock Park teacher's legal woes multiply  The Grand Rapids Press -

COMSTOCK PARK -- When a group of teens showed up at Comfort Suites for a party last month, they found teacher Jim Idziak waiting in the parking lot. "He was ...

Top statewide girls track and field marks as of May 10

Lansing Catholic's Olivia Theis wins the girls 3200m at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state championships at Comstock Park High School in Comstock ...

Michigan's boys track and field defending champs, top contenders for 2017

A preliminary heat of the boys 100-meter dash at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state finals at Comstock Park High School in Comstock Park, MI on ...

HS hoops: Northview wins district title on 3OT buzzer-beater

Northview battled through three overtimes and put one away at the last second Friday to earn a high school boys basketball district crown.

38 regional champs highlight Kalamazoo-area's girls track state qualifiers

See the 88 girls who will be representing the Kalamazoo-area at the track and field state finals.

These are the best 50 public high schools for athletics in Michigan, report says

A new report from Niche ranks more than 12000 public schools in the nation based on five different factors.

What it takes to be a National Merit semifinalist and what's next

About 16000 students nationwide have been named National Merit semifinalists, including 54 from Kent and Ottawa counties.

Wyoming Lee's Thomas Robinson repeats as 100 and 200 dash champion

Wyoming Lee's Thomas Robinson wins the boys 200m at the MHSAA Division 3 track and field state championships at Comstock Park High School in Comstock ...

MHSAA girls semi-finals: Muskegon and Hamilton

Calvin College played host to some March magic Friday night, as two MHSAA girls' teams played their semi-final games.

Ambassador to Her Own Personal UN  School News Network

This is the sixth time Dottie Unrath has hosted exchange students, providing each a warm home from which to experience a new land. The first one, a boy from ...

So, What's Your Job Like?  School News Network

Cold weather can sometimes be a plumber's ally. That was one of the first things Nathan Bush and Ben Smith learned as they stomped their work boots against ...

Community responds to death of teenager in Alpine Twp. crash  Fox17

KENT COUNTY, Mich. -- Just one day after a car with five teenage passengers slammed into a tree in Alpine Township, one of them has died. Alyssa Eggerding ...

Complete guide to 2018 high school competitive cheer state finals

The Allen Park competitive cheer team competes in the Division 2 state finals at The DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Cory Olsen ...

Beer cheese poutine wins Whitecaps Fan Food Vote

The Whitecaps announced on March 30 that the winner of the Food Fan Vote is the beer cheese poutine.

Michigan prep boys track leaders for Division 3

Sanford Meridian won the Division 3 boys title in 2016, with Christian Petre finishing second in the 100-meter dash. (Allison Farrand | File). 100-meter ...

Boyle eclipses school record with second place at State  Houghton Lake resorter

"It was a tough loss, but a new school record," said Roscommon's Jack Boyle of his second-place shot put throw at the Division 3 State Final Track Meet at.

Adrian Madison wins D3 girls track championship with state-record run

The Adrian Madison girls track team poses with its 2017 Division 3 state championship trophy on Saturday, June 3 at Comstock Park High School. (Patrick ...

Wrestling Quarter: Lowell on track for 6th consecutive title

The MHSAA team wrestling tournament is underway at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.

Boys basketball: South Christian hangs on to win

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids South Christian's Tyler Buwalda hit a three-pointer with under a minute to play and the Sailors hung on for ...

Kalamazoo-area track qualifiers prepare for Saturday's state meets

Follow along to see which Kalamazoo-area athletes will look to cap their seasons with all-state finishes.

Tech Center's 3D Autism Project a national finalist in Samsung 'Solve for Tomorrow' contest  School News Network

Students in 3D Animation are working on a huge project to help those with autism become more successful in social situations. These efforts are drawing ...

Best in State  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake senior Jackson Blanchard is a State Champion again. Not only did Blanchard defend his title in the 110m high hurdles and 300m hurdles, ...

April 2018 on track to be the coldest ever

>>App users: Tap here for full story with maps and graphics. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The question most members of Storm Team 8 had to field lately ...

Six Bucks and a Bobcat to represent Roscommon County at State Track meet  Houghton Lake resorter

Six athletes from Roscommon High School and one from Houghton Lake will vie for a State Championship in a variety of events at the Michigan High School ...

Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more

The 2017 high school football season will kick off Aug. 24-26 for teams across Grand Rapids. Here's a rundown of area teams.

Tri-Unity comes up short in state semifinal

Frankfort hit one free throw with six seconds on the clock to edge Tri-Unity Christian in a Division 4 state semifinal.

Grand Rapids Sets a Record for Warmest Nighttime Low Temperature

This map shows high temperatures Saturday over West Michigan. The readings along the lakeshore are from the airports, not at the beaches. Grand Rapids had ...

Looking back at Michigan's memorable girls track and field dynasties

Oak Park High School track team champions at the MHSAA Track and Field Championship at Rockford High School in Rockford, Mich., Saturday, May 30, 2015.

How much snow West Michigan has gotten this winter

Spring started Tuesday, but that doesn't mean we're through with snow.

Photos: April 2018 spring storm

A powerful spring storm produced strong winds, widespread rain, ice and snow across Michigan Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Seiche sloshes Lake Michigan before weekend storm

A massive push of wind with the incoming storm created a fairly rare phenomenon on Lake Michigan Friday.

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