I-94 EB lanes shut down in Paw Paw due to crash   I-94  EB lanes near MM 58 are closed due to slide off traffic crashes including a Van Buren County Deputy. He sustained minor injuries after being trapped in his vehicle. Roads are extremely icy.
 

Crash near Decatur exit on I-94 involving deputy's cruiser  VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A second crash on I-94 involving a Van Buren County deputy is slowing traffic near the Decatur exit.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY

UNTIL 4 PM & 10 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintains WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES in Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties until 4 PM.  Ice covered roads due to freezing rain will make your morning commute treacherous.  Freezing rain, sleet, and even a little snow transition to all snow toward midday.

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana maintains FREEZING RAIN ADVISORIES until 7 AM in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joe counties while the Branch county ADVISORY lasts until 10 AM.   

Please be careful this morning!  It will take you longer to get where you're going.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always.  

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Van Buren Co. deputy honored as Officer of the Month by national group

Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 |
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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Van Buren County Sheriff's deputy has received a big award from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Deputy Brian Matthews has been selected as it's Officer of the Month, for June 2014.

Matthews is receiving the award after saving the life of another officer.

Deputy Matthews is also an EMT, and responded to a medical call on a Southwest flight in March of last year, on his way back from training in Arizona.

He determined the man was having a stroke, and broke down an oxygen mask to treat him, and told the pilot to land because there is only a small window to administer the medicine.

Matthews has served with the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office for six years, and was recently certified as one of only 50 drug recognition experts in the state.

He will be honored at a special awards ceremony in May of next year, and will be featured on the Memorial Fund's annual calendar.
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