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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Lawsuit brought against BCPD

Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new lawsuit is taking aim at the Battle Creek Police Department.

It comes off the heels of a shooting last November.

Police were called to the Drive-Thru Party Factory in Battle Creek on reports of a teen carrying a gun.  
 
Police did not know the gun was fake and an officer shot 14-year-old Nicholas King in the shoulder.

The shooting was found to be justified, but now a lawsuit claims police violated the rights of three minors who were witnesses to that shooting.

They claim after that, they were unlawfully detained, ordered into cop cars and held at the police station for more than two hours, even though they had done nothing criminal.

The lawsuit calls the officers' actions toward the teens -quote "outrageous, reckless and grossly negligent."

 

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