WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

UNTIL 8 PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES start shortly for all of West Michigan for an accumulation of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain and even plain rain.  The ADVISORIES last until 8 PM everywhere save for Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties where the expiration time is 1 PM.  Snowfall ranges from 1" to 3" near and south of I-96 including Kalamazoo.  North of I-96, amounts may be greater in a range from 2" to 4".  Once snow transitions to freezing rain, ice accumulations of 1/10" perhaps upwards of 2/10" are possible.  Plus, secondary and back roads are likely to remain icy even when air temperatures reach the middle 30s this afternoon.  Please be careful traveling!

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Mother accused of tying, beating son has court date rescheduled

Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3 ) - A Battle Creek mother accused of tying up her son and beating him was expected in court Monday, but had her hearing rescheduled.

A judge was to have decided if there's enough evidence to send Sara Mendez-Lucas to trial on charges of third degree child abuse. That hearing will is now scheduled for August 4th.

She was arrested last Saturday at a home on Rittenhouse Avenue after police say they found a 14-year-old tied up in the dining room with belt marks on his body.

Police had been checking on a tip.

The boy had run away from home 3-days earlier.



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