WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Researchers testing new microchip birth control

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Researchers are testing a new birth control device that can be turned on and off wirelessly.

The biomedical company MicroCHIPS and doctors from MIT say it could prevent pregnancies for up to 16 years.

A chip, containing birth-control hormones, would be implanted under a woman's skin.

When a woman decides she wants to have a baby, she or her doctor would turn it off with a remote.

Researchers want to make sure it can't be hacked.

"The remote control must be put up against the skin in order to establish communication," said Bob Farra, President and COO with MicroCHIPS. "The reason we do that is we want people to have close range communication to prevent anyone from listening in to the encrypted signal."

The technology has been successfully tested in osteoporosis patients.

Researchers plan to test the birth control chip in women in 2016.

It's expected to cost about $1,000.

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