WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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 along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: Berrien, Cass, 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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Reports: Isis may have tried to ransom reporter

Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - There are reports that the Islamic terror group Isis may have tried to ransom reporter James Foley.

The New York Time reports a source close to the Foley family says Isis was pressing the U.S. to pay millions of dollars for his release.

But the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists.
 
We have since learned U.S. troops were sent on a mission to try to rescue Foley and other hostages earlier this summer.

They were not at the location intelligence had identified.

Foley was taken prisoner back in 2012 while covering the war in Syria.

His family says he felt compelled to be there to be a witness to history.

Meantime, the president strongly condemned the murder carried out by Isis.

"Isis has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt," said President Obama.

Despite threats by militants to kill more American hostages in Syria, the U.S. launched a new barrage of airstrikes in Iraq against the militant group.

The president says there are no plans to scale back its mission.





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