WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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Over 14,000 pot plants seized in Van Buren Co.

Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police have busted a huge outdoor marijuana grow operation in Covert Township.

The Southwest Enforcement Team received a tip about the grow op in Van Buren County and an investigation ensued.

Investigators eventually found an armed camp in a secluded area. They say that two armed Hispanic males were tending the plants on public land when they arrived.

The suspects fled into the heavy underbrush. A K-9 unit tracked them for several miles to County Road 376, where the track went cold. Police believe that they were picked up by accomplices.

Officers found 14,860 well-tended marijuana plants, a long term encampment and long guns that were dropped by the fleeing suspects.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 269-982-8664 and leave a message.

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