The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. 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 WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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Researchers hope treatment for dogs with cancer could help people

Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014 |
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PHILADELPHIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A groundbreaking new treatment, prolonging the lives of dogs with cancer, may someday help people with cancer.

Denali is back at work as a therapy dog at New York Methodist Hospital, six months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of bone cancer, called osteosarcoma.

He received an experimental vaccine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Most dogs with the disease die within a year of diagnosis, but many who received the vaccinations are still alive two years later.

"So, the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them," said Nicola Mason, Assistant Professor with the Penn Vet School.

Scientists hope the research could one day be used to treat children with osteosarcoma or women with breast cancer.

The vet hospital is still looking for six more dogs to take part in the trial.
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