WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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 from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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

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31 arrested in Ferguson overnight

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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FERGUSON, Missouri (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The man in charge of keeping peace in Ferguson, Missouri has issued a warning to criminals he says are invading the demonstrations.

"I'm telling you we're gonna make this neighborhood whole, this community whole and we're going do it together. I am not going to let criminals come out here from across the country or live in this community define what we're going to do to make it right," said Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Captain Ron Johnson spoke to the media Tuesday morning. He says overnight 31 people were arrested, some of them from New York and California.

Two people were also shot overnight and four officers were injured by thrown bottles.

Captain Johnson said at one point he heard officers screaming over the radio after coming under fire.

"We can't have this. Children lying in their beds and bullets through the air. It's like they say on the streets a bullet has no name. We do not want to lose another life in this community," said Capt. Johnson. "The nation is watching, we're going to solve this, and we're going to solve this together."

The captain is urging peaceful protestors to come out during the day in hopes of weeding out those criminals he says are determined to cause more damage.

Johson says they will protect peoples' right to speak.

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