WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Studies: Heart failure to become a bigger problem in future

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Studies show heart failure is going to become a much bigger problem and a bigger burden on the country's health system in the coming years.

The American Heart Association says about 5 million people suffer from heart disease and that number could almost double by 2030 as baby boomers age.

The study also shows the cost to treat heart failure could reach $70 billion.

So, experts are saying prevention and early detection is really the key.

The study suggests specialized training for medical professionals to meet future demands of heart failure patients.
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