WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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Appeals court: State can be sued over death at veterans home

Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An appeals court has ruled on a Grand Rapids case, saying the state can be sued over the death of a World War II vet at a veterans home.

It stems from a case in 2012. 84-year-old Andrew Ball Jr. was struck several times in the head by another resident and died a few days later.

Ball was living in a secured dementia unit at the state-run veterans home but somehow was able to get out.

In a two to one decision, the Michigan Appeals Court says the state isn't immune to a lawsuit because the negligence claimed by his family was related to his treatment.

In dissent, one judge said the state should be entitled to immunity because the incident wasn't tied to medical malpractice.

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