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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One year later, police still seek elderly man's killer

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Saturday will mark one year since an elderly Kalamazoo man was found dead inside his home.

A neighbor found 88-year-old Alfred Minka's body in his home on Brookmont Drive.

Over the last year, police have not made any arrests, or revealed if they've had any suspects.

In January, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety told Newschannel 3 that they were zeroing in on Alfred Minka's neighbor, and found evidence of suspicious behavior, but it never lead to a break in the case.

On a quiet street in Kalamazoo one year ago, Alfred Minka was found dead in his home.

The coroner ruled he was killed by blunt force trauman.

At the time, police said they were looking hard at Minka's neighbor, and according to search warrant requests signed by a judge in September, Minka's neighbor admitted to police that he was addicted to crack cocaine and had extreme financial difficulties.

Investigators say the neighbor was also seen driving Minka's car the day of the murder, but there have been no arrests.

When we talked to him, Minka's son Arnis told us the family is still pleading for help to solve the case.

"If anybody knows anything, please come forward; it is hard to think that there is somebody out there that could do this to an 88-year-old individual, and that they might want to do this to somebody again someday," he said. "And nobody should have to go through this."

KDPS has told Newschannel 3 there has been no change in the case. They are still investigating and do not know when they will bring the case to the prosecutor.

Newschannel 3 will keep you updated on new developments.

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