WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WATCH

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. 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 WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" 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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Memorial gathering held to honor Bryan 'Feather' Higgins

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - San Francisco Police have released video footage of a person of interest in connection to the murder of a Comstock native.

Police are working to identify the man shown in the video, which was taken from the dashcam of a taxi near the location where the 31-year-old Higgins' was beaten.

He was removed from life support on August 13, and died minutes later.

Higgins was a fixture in San Francisco's gay community, and police are trying to determine whether this is a hate crime.

Family and friends held a memorial to honor Higgins here in West Michigan.

Hours after police released the photo, friends and family gathered at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo to share cherished memories.

How he died was never mentioned--only the way he lived.

"Bryan was the kind of person who would impact someone and make an impression with just meeting them once," said Jay Maddock, with the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center.

Before he became a fixture in the San Francisco LGBT community, friends and family say Bryan "Feather" Higgins was a rock for those who needed one in Kalamazoo.

"He was involved with a group called Project, that worked with LGBT young men," Maddock said. "He spread a lot of generosity and love and positivity, and I think the community wants to come together and feel that sort of energy as one community."

The community is also hoping that the way Higgins lived his life is not the reason someone else ended it.

"What we do know is that it was a violent crime that no one should have to face, and we do know that LGBT folks are at an increased risk to be the victims of crimes," Maddock said.

But no one knew Higgins as a victim. And it is not how he will be remembered.

We will continue to follow the murder investigation in San Francisco, and keep updated as new information comes in.

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