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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US launches airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq

Updated: Saturday, August 9, 2014
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqis are welcoming the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists.

And now, for the first time, U.S. forces are directly targeting the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets bombed a piece of artillery after it fired near U.S. personnel outside the city of Irbil.

The Pentagon says the militants were using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending the city. A spokesman says it's not clear how many militants may have been killed in the strike.

In announcing approval of the new U.S. airstrikes last night, and the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged religious minorities in northern Iraq, President Barack Obama vowed again not to put U.S. combat troops back on the ground in Iraq.

U.S. | World News

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