WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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 from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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

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Battle Creek Police team up to donate books to kids in need

Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 |
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Battle Creek Police officers are making sure every child in the city has books to read.

The police department has teamed up with Hands On Battle Creek for the Read and Give drive.

They're asking everyone to bring their used children's books to the lobby of the Battle Creek Police Department, so they can be donated to children in need.

Police officers started the initiative during March Is Reading month, but hope it will last all year round.

So far, they say they have collected about 30 books.

Officers say education and reading is a good way to keep kids out of trouble and the program is something they all really care about.

"Education is a part of what we do, so we also feel it's important that we help bring education to our children; that's in our area as well," said Sgt. Troy Gilleylen, with Battle Creek Police.

Anyone looking to donate can bring in books during business hours.

The Battle Creek Police Department is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
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