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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Vote expected on assault weapons ban

Updated: Thursday, February 28 2013, 08:30 AM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Senate vote could come as soon as Thursday on an assault weapons ban.

Wednesday lawmakers heard emotional testimony on this controversial issue.

"I had to go home that night to an empty house without my son, something that should have never happened at an elementary school,” said Neil Heslin.

Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in the tragedy in Newtown, pleaded with the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the assault weapons ban.

Heslin says he supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms and backs sportsmen who like using firearms.

But he told the committee the Second Amendment was written at a time when firearms were not as sophisticated as today's assault weapons.

Some republican lawmakers say an assault weapons ban would violate the constitution.




Vote expected on assault weapons ban
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