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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Man arrested after carrying machete, making threats

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A man in is the Calhoun County Jail after carrying a machete and making threats at an apartment building.

It happened at an apartment building on Dahlia Drive, near Beckley Road, around noon on Sunday.

Witnesses tell Battle Creek police that a man, who none of the residents know, was pounding on a door -- waving a machete. They say he broke out a window screen and told people he had something for them.

When officers got to the building, they found the man, still with the machete. They say he also had backpacks full of merchandise from the Wal-Mart on Beckley Road in Emmett Township, stolen Sunday morning.

The man was arrested for home invasion and receiving and concealing stolen property. Battle Creek police say that the Emmett Township Public Safety will be seeking retail fraud charges for the stolen merchandise.

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