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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Kzoo recognized for drug court programs

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo is being recognized for offering an alternative to prison time for addicts.

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is trekking across the United States, stopping and shining a spotlight on 25 communities offering drug treatment court programs.

On Tuesday, All Rise America stopped in Kalamazoo, and our own Andy Dominianni had the honor of emceeing the event.

There was an award ceremony and a parade of transformation at the Kalamazoo Expo Center.

The NADCP says that drug treatment courts are the solution for saving lives, reuniting families, and making communities safer.

Kalamazoo has several drug treatment court programs in place, including sobriety court and juvenile drug court.
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