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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Woman beaten by patrol officer speaks

Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
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CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - For the first time, we're hearing from the woman seen on camera being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer.

"He's beating her up. Oh my god why?" said the person recording the video.

In July, a passing driver captured the scene along a Los Angeles freeway.

The highway patrol says 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock was wandering on the freeway when an officer tried to stop her. He claims she was being "combative" so he used excessive force.

During an interview, Pinnock explained what she went through, but was unable to answer what she was doing that led up to the incident.

"He just pulled me, brutally threw me down, started beating me, banging me. Trying to kill me, beat me to death, trying to take my life away. For no reason, I did nothing to him, I don't know why," said Marlene Pinnock.

"What were you doing before you were confronted by that officer?" she was asked.

"We realize there's interest in what she may or may not have been doing, but I'm going to instruct her not to answer that question at this time," said Pinnock's lawyer.

The officer involved is now on desk duty.

Pinnock has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the officer.

Her lawyer also wants him to face criminal charges.

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