WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  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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List released of most stolen car models

Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - U.S. experts say when it comes to stolen cars, thieves are actually going after older models, rather than brand new ones.

Federal officials say thieves are then taking them to chop shops where they can be dissected and sold for parts.

Law enforcement experts say newer models have also become harder for thieves to hot wire and drive away.

The most stolen cars from last year, according to the National Insurance Crime Board, are the Honda Accord, the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Silverado.
Police urge car owners to keep cars locked up and parked in well-lit, well-travelled areas.

You can also take extra precautions such as a steering-wheel lock or install an ignition kill switch.

Police say even etching the vehicles VIN number somewhere visible can make it harder for thieves to take them to chop shops.
 

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