The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORYfor most of West Michigan today through 4 pm. A mix of freezing drizzle and sleet this morning will lay a thin layer of ice on many roads across the area. Light snow and rain this afternoon will contribute to potentially hazardous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service has also issued a FREEZING RAIN ADVISORYfor the following counties, effective this morning from 5 to 9 o'clock: Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. Conditions are favorable in the Advisory area for the formation of freezing drizzle/rain, which has the potential of creating slippery/hzardous driving conditions. Temperatures are expected to warm above freezing by late this morning, taking the threat of freezing rain away.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and for all the latest weather updates.

Breaking Weather Map #1
Breaking Weather Map #2
Breaking Weather Map #3
Breaking Weather Map #4

Accused killer could take stand in his defense

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Accused killer could take stand in his defense story image

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An accused killer could take the stand Thursday in his murder trial.

47-year-old Jackie McConnell is charged with second degree murder in the February death of his girlfriend 42-year-old Donna Frost.

During their initial search for Frost, who was reported missing, police tracked McConnell down in North Carolina.

Video of a police interview played in court Wednesday showed detectives pleading with McConnell to give Frost's family closure. And 2 ½ hours in, he did.

Detective: "Look at me, we need to find her right now - where is she?"
McConnell: "At Rusty's farm in a hole. I hit her too hard with my fist. She didn't deserve it."

Police say McConnell taped an apology to Frost's family when he was brought back to Michigan.

Top Stories