WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

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Assembly reaches agreement on medical marijuana

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 02:48 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Democratic-led Assembly has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for severely ill patients.

Lawmakers passed the measure 113-13 early Friday morning.

The so-called Compassionate Care Act would legalize certain forms of marijuana for patients with at least 10 kinds of illness, including   AIDS, cancer and epilepsy.

The legislation does not allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked, but it can be administered through a vaporizer or in an oil-base.

Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, sponsor of the legislation, has been pushing for legalization of medical marijuana for 18 years.

The Republican-led Senate is expected to take up the bill later Friday after the Republican lawmakers have reviewed the legislation. If approved, New York will become the 23rd state to legalize the drug.
Assembly reaches agreement on medical marijuana
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