I-94 EB lanes shut down in Paw Paw due to crash   I-94  EB lanes near MM 58 are closed due to slide off traffic crashes including a Van Buren County Deputy. He sustained minor injuries after being trapped in his vehicle. Roads are extremely icy.

Crash near Decatur exit on I-94 involving deputy's cruiser  VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A second crash on I-94 involving a Van Buren County deputy is slowing traffic near the Decatur exit.



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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintains WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES in Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties until 4 PM.  Ice covered roads due to freezing rain will make your morning commute treacherous.  Freezing rain, sleet, and even a little snow transition to all snow toward midday.

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana maintains FREEZING RAIN ADVISORIES until 7 AM in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joe counties while the Branch county ADVISORY lasts until 10 AM.   

Please be careful this morning!  It will take you longer to get where you're going.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always.  

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New technology treating breast cancer quicker, less invasively

Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
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ATLANTIS, Fla. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's the most common form cancer in women and one hospital has found a revolutionary way to treat it.

JFK Hospital in Atlantis, Fla., is the only hospital in the country that has tried a new procedure that cuts breast cancer treatment from six weeks to one day.

Susan Rosser, 51, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in February. Faced with limited options, she didn't want to lose her breasts, so she sought a second opinion -- an opinion that would change her life.

She heard that Dr. Georges Hatoum was experimenting with what is called electron intraoperative radiation therapy, a procedure that radiates the exact tumor in the breast during surgery.

Dr. Hatoum says, "With this machine, we are able to offer the community the best technology available for cancer." That meant no months-long radiation treatments and no losing her breasts.

Rosser says she told the doctor, "Oh my god, I think I'm a candidate. I'd like to be your guinea pig. I'd like to be first."

The procedure is designed to be used on people in the early stages of their cancer -- upwards of 30 percent of all patients.

"I am very proud to take part in this innovative treatment that will deliver the best with least amount of time," Hatoum says.

Hatoum says he doesn't want to stop at breast cancer. He hopes it will be used to treat many other forms of cancer -- like pancreatic, head and neck cancer.

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