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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Former Senator, Vietnam POW laid to rest

Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery, family and friends said goodbye to a former Senator and prisoner of war.

Commander Jeremiah Denton was held captive for 7 1/2 years in north Vietnam, surviving starvation and brutality.

Commander Denton was flying a mission over the area when he was shot down and captured in 1965.

His captors forced him to film a propaganda interview.

Denton famously used his eyes to blink the word 'torture' in morse code to let the U.S. know that prisoners were being abused.

Commander Denton was released in 1973 after 7 1/2 years of captivity, which included solitary confinement  in a cell the size of a refrigerator.

He was later elected to the Senate from Alabama in 1981.

Denton was laid to rest with full military honors.

He was 89 years old.

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