Effective 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 Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties.  Recent, heavy rainfall, and light winds are the perfect combination for fog production.  Visibilities may be as low as 1/4 mile or lower; that's enough to drastically change how you drive.  Please keep it safe this morning and travel slower, if you have to.  Additional stopping distance isn't a bad idea either.  Stay with for the latest weather updates!  

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Weight could play role in girls' early puberty

Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013 |
Weight could play role in girls
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, and weight appears to play a larger role than race and ethnicity.

That's according to a new study out Monday in the Journal Pediatrics.

The study found 14 percent of instances of early puberty appeared to be linked to obesity.

African American girls reportedly had the earliest average onset at around 8-years old.

Researchers say the news is troubling because it puts them at greater risk of cancer and high blood pressure.

Still, the study does not prove cause and effect, just an association.

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