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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Emmett Township officer faces sexual assault charges

Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
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EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Emmett Township Public Safety officer has been arrested. He's accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

State police detectives say Emmett Township Officer Troy Estree is facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

Estree was arrested Wednesday morning by state police.

Right now, the 10-year police veteran is sitting in the Branch County Jail as he waits to be arraigned on those felony charges.

Newschannel 3's Julia Fello joined us live from the Calhoun County Courthouse with the disturbing details in this case in the video report above.

The Calhoun County Prosecutor is asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed by the Michigan Attorney General in the case. This statement was issued:

"Due to the different police agencies involved and the relationship between  our offices, we are requesting a Special Prosecutor be appointed by the Attorney General to avoid any appearance of impropriety."

 

 

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