DENSE FOG ADVISORY

Until 11 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 11 AM for nearly every county in West Michigan save for our Indiana bordering counties of Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch.  It doesn't mean it won't be foggy there!  The combination of yesterday evening's rainfall, light winds while you were sleeping, and our unusually cool airmass is a near perfect recipe for visibilities under a mile and perhaps as low as 1/4 mile.  This is enough to change how you drive.  Please keep it safe this morning, and slow it down if you can.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather!
 

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Transplant experts to discuss new rules

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Transplant experts are debating new rules for children in need.

The national organization that manages organ transplants rejected emergency rule changes that would allow young children to receive adult lung transplants.

But, it created a special appeal and review system to hear special cases.

The debate was prompted by a federal judge's ruling last week allowing a terminally ill 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy the opportunity to have access to adult lungs.

Under existing rules, patients under the age of 12, may not receive adult lung transplants.

Senator Pat Toomey, a republican from Pennsylvania, met the parents of one of those children Monday and says it's time to fix this flawed policy.

Toomey says he will continue to petition the Secretary of Health and Human Services to remove the age restriction.




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