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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Death toll in Ebola outbreak passes 1,000

Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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WEST AFRICA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000.

Among those victims now is a Spanish missionary priest Miguel Pajares.

The hospital in Madrid confirms he passed away Tuesday morning.

He was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola.

Authorities have recorded close to 1,900 suspected, probable or confirmed cases.

Meantime, the Liberian government says it will soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug.

The pharmaceutical company behind Z-Mapp says it sent its whole remaining supply of the drug to Liberia at no cost to the nation.

The drug is currently being used on two American aid workers who are said to be recovering

U.S. | World News

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