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.

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Vigil for mother killed in gas station robbery

Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Friends and family held a vigil where a mother of three was stabbed to death while working at a Citgo gas station in Battle Creek.

"We all miss Nikki and we will. And we all want you to know that we thank every one of you for being here today," said Kennedy Gallihugh.

Visitation and funeral services are this week.

Police arrested 30-year-old Shawn Pike for the murder. He was arraigned last week and ordered jailed without bond.

He'll be back in court next week.

Family and friends say they will do everything possible to get Jessica Heerenga's Law passed.

"It's time to stick together as a community and get out legislators to pass this law that know one at any of these gas stations should work by themselves."

A second man has been jailed on charges of being an accessory after the fact.

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