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.

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Thief caught dragging safe behind his car

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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SWANSBORO, North Carolina (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A thief was dragged to jail after cops caught him dragging a pharmacy's safe behind his car.

Police say Ryan Mullins was driving down the road with the safe tied to his car with a rope.

He then passed a Swansboro, North Carolina police officer, who caught the whole dumb act on his dash cam.

The officer followed him for a short distance with the safe bouncing on the road before pulling him over.

The woman who called 911 after seeing Mullins steal the safe says, it was a bizarre incident from the beginning.

"Kinda parked over here, and it looked like he was leaving because I sat in my car for a little bit, and then I proceeded to go into the building, still kinda keeping an eye on it, and then I started noticing he tried to put a safe, a very large safe into the back of his trunk. When he could not do so, he started to tie it to his bumper so he could drag it out of our parking lot," said Shawna McCarthy.

Officers say Mullins has a criminal history involving drug-related offenses; they think he was planning to get controlled substances from the safe.

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