WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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 along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: Berrien, Cass, 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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Repeat drunk driver sues friend, restaurants

Updated: Saturday, March 9 2013, 12:11 AM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A repeat drunk driver in New Mexico who killed who teenagers is suing his drinking buddy and two restaurants that served him alcohol.

James Ruiz crashed his car into two teenage girls in 2011, killing them.

He was out on bond for his 5th DUI at the time.

Ruiz filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking monetary damages.

He claims his friend and the restaurants caused him emotional distress, because he lost his "liberty and enjoyment of life" after he went out drinking.
Repeat drunk driver sues friend, restaurants
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