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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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who fired Uzi

Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The ex-wife and the children of an Arizona shooting instructor say they don't have any ill feelings toward the 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot and killed him while she was learning to fire an Uzi.

Instead, they say they feel sorry for the child, and want to write her a letter to comfort her.

Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl when she squeezed the trigger at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, on Monday. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and Vacca was fatally shot once in the head.

His ex-wife, Anamarie Vacca, says she hasn't spoken to the girl or her parents since the shooting occurred, but that her children want to write the letter -- and let the girl know "not to revolve her life around it."

Groups seeking to reduce gun violence have said it was reckless to let the girl handle such a powerful weapon. They're calling for tighter regulations regarding children and guns.

U.S. | World News

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