WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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 along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: Berrien, Cass, 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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Brown sentenced for accountant's murder

Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
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CENTREVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Portage man found guilty of murdering his employer was sentenced Friday. Andy Brown received 37 ½-75 years in prison.  

In June, jurors found Andrew Brown guilty of both second degree murder and felony firearm possession for the death of David Locey.

Locey was found shot to death in his accounting office in Sturgis last October.

Brown addressed the court before he was sentenced. He expressed his innocence and his sympathy to the Brown family. "I want this court to know that all the mistakes I've made I'm a loving person and I'm innocent," said Brown.

Locey's family also spoke in court. They brought happy pictures of him. His son says he wants people to remember Locey how they do.

"Nothing will ever replace the emptiness of my longing to just talk to him and hear his voice again," said Locey's son. "So much of my energy is tied up in simply surviving the day. We're all living as shells. My father and Andy Brown both had a lot of common. They affected everyone they've ever met. Andy Brown has ruined two families."

"The jury members cried and showed more emotion that Andy Brown did in his own murder trial," said Locey's son.

Locey's family called for the longest sentence for Andy Brown.

Prosecutor McDonough said of Locey, "he was one of the best men to walk around the city of Sturgis."

Prosecutor McDonough asked for a 50 to 70 year sentence for Brown, requesting the judge go beyond sentencing guidelines.

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