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.

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Audit: VA supervisors told schedulers to lie

Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new internal audit of the Veterans Affairs health care scandals shows supervisors told schedulers to lie.

About half of the schedulers at several VA hospitals say they had to falsify reports about wait times for patients trying to see doctors.

This made their centers look better and allowed for top officials to get bonuses.

The VA says it will discipline six employees over the issue.
A new Veterans Affair Secretary is in place, and as the August recess gets closer, Congress needs to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to repair the VA and veterans' health care.

The House could vote on the $17-billion bill as early as Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected soon before lawmakers take off this weekend for a five-week recess.

The legislation is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them.


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