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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

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.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Russell Crowe claims he recorded video of UFO

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 08:45 AM EST
Russell Crowe claims he recorded video of UFO story image
SYDNEY, Australia (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Russell Crowe believes in UFO's, or at least the media buzz they can generate.

The actor claimed via Twitter to have recorded UFO's flying over Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens earlier this week.

When reporters asked his agent about it he said the video was actually shot four-years ago.

He also managed to get a plug in for Crowe's new movie which comes out Thursday in Australia.

Just before the UFO release Crowe had been on Twitter complaining about the lack of publicity for the new film.





Russell Crowe claims he recorded video of UFO
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SUGE KNIGHT KILLS MAN WITH CAR

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- There are a lot of conflicting accounts about what happened yesterday when Suge (SHUG) Knight was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit two men, killing one of them. It happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, California -- and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. A sheriff's department lieutenant says accounts from witnesses say it appeared Knight's vehicle deliberately hit the men. But Knight's lawyer says his client was being attacked physically -- and the men who were hit were struck as he was trying to flee. The lawyer says he's sure Knight will be cleared once the investigation is complete.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law.

<<CUT ..031 (01/30/15)>> 00:19 "as a homicide"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there are conflicting accounts about what happened when Suge Knight allegedly hit two men while behind the wheel of a pickup truck.

<<CUT ..032 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "being auctioned off"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight was a major part of the hip-hop scene back in the day.

<<CUT ..033 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "in that case"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Suge Knight has had his share of beefs with people over the years.

<<CUT ..001 (01/30/15)>> 00:33 ""

Oscar Wells Gabriel

A fatal incident involving a big figure in the rap industry. Details on this from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.

<<CUT ..002 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 "friend of Knight's"

Oscar Wells Gabriel

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is said to have been the driver in a fatal car incident.

<<CUT ..003 (01/30/15)>> 00:12 "belongs to him"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says a truck believed to be owned by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit and run incident. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..004 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "as a homicide"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says it appears the incident was not an accident.

<<CUT ..005 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "and do that"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says Suge Knight's attorney has told police he is trying to talk him into turning himself in. ((Suge is pronounced SHUG))

<<CUT ..006 (01/30/15)>> 00:07 "then taking off"

Lt. John Corina, Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department

County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina says the driver of a pickup truck drove backward and struck the victims and drove forward and struck them again.

<<CUT ..007 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "on the curb"

Denise Mazzei (muh-ZAY'), security guard, Rite Aid

Drug store security guard Denise Massei describes seeing first responders rush to the scene.

<<CUT ..008 (01/30/15)>> 00:06 "that was shocking"

Robert Smith, witness

Witness Robert Smith says he was eating in a nearby restaurant when the incident happened.

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KATY PERRY - SUPER BOWL

PHOENIX (AP) -- Katy Perry may say she's no football fan -- but she sure keeps tabs on the NFL. That was clear when she went before reporters yesterday to talk up her Super Bowl halftime appearance. She referred to the two big stories to come out during the two-week run-up to the game. She took on the controversy over allegations that the New England Patriots doctored footballs used in the AFC title game. Perry promises that nothing she does during the halftime show will be deflated. And she tapped into her inner Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks star who won't chat up reporters. Asked about her personal life, she uttered Lynch's now-famous line: "I'm here so I don't get fined."

Katy Perry was asked her opinion about the allegations that the Patriots altered footballs.

<<CUT ..011 (01/30/15)>> 00:10 "to the show"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's promising an eye-popping halftime performance.

<<CUT ..012 (01/30/15)>> 00:08 "this is exciting"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry says she's amused that even Las Vegas is scrutinizing her halftime show.

<<CUT ..013 (01/30/15)>> 00:04 "don't get fined (laughter fades)"

Katy Perry, singer, Super Bowl halftime show headliner

Katy Perry was asked if she's got her eye on any players.

MARSHAWN LYNCH - SPEAKS

PHOENIX (AP) -- First, reporters complained Marshawn Lynch wouldn't speak. But now that he has, few in the media like what he said about them. The Seattle Seahawks running back lit into the media yesterday -- ranting about why he doesn't talk to them. He says no matter what the media say about him, all that matters to him -- is his family.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he won't answer questions, no matter what.

<<CUT ..208 (01/29/15)>> 00:10 "say about me"

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says he's unsure why the media are so intent on getting him to talk.

SPIKE LEE - SUPER BOWL

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Spike Lee is a fan of New York sports -- and not a fan of Boston teams. So you probably don't have to ask who he wants to win the Super Bowl. Lee says he was happy when the Seattle Seahawks won last year and hopes the same thing will happen this year -- especially since the opponent is the New England Patriots. Lee also says he doesn't need an NFL investigation to figure out what happened in "Deflategate." He says: "where there's smoke, there's fire." Lee also notes the Pats were busted for videotaping the New York Jets' signals during a 2007 game. Lee's comments came in Park City, Utah, where he was attending the Sundance Film Festival.

Spike Lee explains why he believes the New England Patriots are guilty in the "deflategate" scandal.

<<CUT ..016 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "the evidence destroyed?"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he has been suspicious about the Patriots because they spied on opponents.

<<CUT ..017 (01/30/15)>> 00:11 "in Glendale, Arizona"

Spike Lee

Spike Lee says he's rooting for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"AMERICAN IDOL" - AUDITIONS END

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 200 wanna-be "America Idols" get golden tickets to Hollywood this season. The final auditions were in San Francisco on last night's episode. Among those moving on are a Malibu blonde, a 15-year-old boy learning to cope with his changing voice, and a guy whose father abandoned him in Africa. Sixteen-year-old Tyanna Jones was the last singer to get a golden ticket. She should have no trouble with the crowded conditions of Hollywood Week. Tyanna is one of 11 kids in her family, which was homeless for a time. Harry Connick Jr. says she's a special young lady. Hollywood Week begins next week on Idol.

The judges feel 16-year-old Tyanna Jones will only get better. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..024 (01/30/15)>> 00:15 "16 years old"

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. says Tyanna Jones' audition was outstanding. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..025 (01/30/15)>> 00:16 ""

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme

Excerpt of "American Idol" theme. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

AMY POEHLER - HASTY PUDDING

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Amy Poehler jokes that when she was growing up in Massachusetts, she used to flip the bird whenever she'd pass Harvard University. So she says she was surprised when she heard she was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group's Woman of the Year. She got a parade and roast yesterday. Her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Chris Pratt is getting the Man of the Year honor -- and will have his own parade and roast next week.

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes about the prestige of the Hasty Pudding "Woman of the Year" award.

<<CUT ..020 (01/30/15)>> 00:09 "all of you (laughs)"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler jokes that she'll likely see members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe again, in the future.

<<CUT ..021 (01/30/15)>> 00:17 "I've met already"

Amy Poehler, comedienne

Comedienne Amy Poehler says she does appreciate the award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding troupe. ((note length of cut))

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