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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Marshall woman missing 9 years

Updated: Sunday, March 10 2013, 05:55 PM EDT
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CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - This week marks 9 years that a West Michigan woman has been missing.

Mary Denise Lands disappeared from her home in Marshall 9 years ago Tuesday.

Investigators believe Lands was murdered, but they haven't found her body.

In 2011, she was officially declared dead, but her family say they will never stop searching for her.

Tuesday, friends, family, and investigators are holding a vigil to mark the anniversary.

The event is being held at the Brooks Memorial Circle Fountain in Marshall, at 11:00 a.m.

They are still looking for tips on the case, so if you have any information, you are urged to call Marshall Police.
Marshall woman missing 9 years
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