WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Kalamazoo, Van Buren, St. Joe, Branch, Allegan, Barry, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties until 7 AM Friday.  Lake effect snow, heavy at times, drops 4" to 8+" of snow through Friday morning.  Approaching 10" or more are possible in some cities.  Westerly winds gusting to 35 mph create blowing and drifting snow, especially in open areas.   

Ionia, Eaton, and Calhoun counties have been added to our existing WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES; expiration time is 7 PM tonight.  Snowfall totals of 1" to 4+" are possible.  

WINTER STORM WARNINGS remain in Berrien, Cass counties until 4 AM Friday for in excess of 6" of snow.  As of this point, snow has been sparse; WARNINGS may be revised.

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Pastor dies days after 100th birthday

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A well-accomplished West Michigan pastor dies just days after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Pastor Louis Grother served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church from 1949 to 1984.

He also served as chaplain for KDPS for many years.

Several years ago, Pastor Grother was also awarded the Irving Gilmore Lifetime Achievement Award for his public service.

Pastor Grother died late Saturday night.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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