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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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Congress sends spending plan to president

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Congress has agreed on a government spending plan.

President Obama is expected to sign it by the end of the week.

On Wednesday the Senate approved the budget by a vote of 64-to-36.

The compromise sets a path of government spending unto 2015 and puts aside the threat of a shut-down.

The deal calls for erasing some forced spending cuts and reducing the deficit by at least $20-billion.

In a statement the president thanked congressional leaders for working together.