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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Multiple charges expected against Mecosta Co. rave organizers

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014

MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Authorities say they will file multiple charges against the organizers of a rave over the weekend in Mecosta County.

It happened Saturday night as more than 2,000 people showed up and the party got out of control.

The Mecosta County Sheriff's Department got a call around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night about traffic problems near a home in Hinton Township on 70th Avenue.

Deputies say most of the people there were under the age of 21.

They say a 19-year-old woman from Mount Pleasant was sexually assaulted and dozens of others were taken to the hospital for drug and alcohol overdoses.

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