WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES start shortly for all of West Michigan for an accumulation of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain and even plain rain.  The ADVISORIES last until 8 PM everywhere save for Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties where the expiration time is 1 PM.  Snowfall ranges from 1" to 3" near and south of I-96 including Kalamazoo.  North of I-96, amounts may be greater in a range from 2" to 4".  Once snow transitions to freezing rain, ice accumulations of 1/10" perhaps upwards of 2/10" are possible.  Plus, secondary and back roads are likely to remain icy even when air temperatures reach the middle 30s this afternoon.  Please be careful traveling!

Stay with for your weather today and always! 


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Study: You may share genetic link with friends

Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Have you ever thought about what makes your friends your friends?

A new study says it might go beyond shared interest and their sense of humor.

The new research, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, shows we all may be genetically linked to our friends.

They found that we accidentally share more DNA with them than we do with strangers.

It turns out we all share about 1 percent of our genes with friends.

That means we are as genetically similar to friends as we are to our fourth cousins, or people who share a great-great-great grandparent.

Washington Times