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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Lawmakers question marketing of e-cigarettes

Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Lawmakers are trying to stamp out the marketing practices of e-cig makers, to end what they say is a push to hook underage smokers with fruity, fun-sounding flavors like "cherry crush."

Boxer: "Are you marketing to children?"
Healy: "No I am not."
Boxer: "So who's attracted to cherry, berry, vanilla? Who's attracted to that? Adults?"
Healy: "Adult smokers."
Boxer: "They are? That's interesting."

That was Senator Barbara Boxer and Blue-Cigs President Jason Healy.

Healy, along with execs from NJoy, maintained through the hearing Wednesday that their advertisements are targeted to adults.

But senators say their practices are the same used by big tobacco years ago before a federal crackdown.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering regulating e-cigarettes as well.
 

Lawmakers question marketing of e-cigarettes
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