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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Hate crime awareness coalition to meet in Kalamazoo Thursday

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - There's been speculation that the beating death of Comstock Township native Bryan Higgins in San Francisco may be a hate crime.

Police in California are investigating that possibility.

Here in Kalamazoo, however, a hate crime awareness coalition has formed, and its first meeting is Thursday night.

The group was started last month, after Newschannel 3 broke the news that a lesbian couple's home was broken into on the north side, and someone painted hate speech all over the walls.

The meeting runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Douglass Community Association, on Patterson Street.

Newschannel 3 will be in attendance, and will have more coverage on the meeting.

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