SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

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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Killer in psych center for decades seeks release in Allegan court

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - A killer who has been in a psychiatric center for more than 40 years is asking an Allegan County judge to release him.
   
The case of Theodore Williams will be revisited Wednesday in a western Michigan courtroom. He's been held under an old law that allows him to try to show he's not a threat to the public and should be freed.
   
In 1967, Williams admitted killing a 7-year-old Grand Rapids girl whose body was found in Allegan County. Police said he also confessed to killing a girl in another county.
   
Williams pleaded guilty to murder in the death of Sonya Santa Cruz. But instead of going to prison, he was classified as a criminal-sexual psychopath and committed indefinitely to a state hospital. That law was repealed in 1968.