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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Supreme Court considers change to Voting Rights Act

Updated: Thursday, February 28 2013, 08:26 AM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a change to a landmark civil rights law.

The Voting Rights Act was approved in 1965 to make sure minorities had equal access to voting, especially in southern states.

A lawsuit is now challenging some of the requirements of that law, claiming racism is no longer the problem it once was.

"We ask for some recognition that we and these other covered jurisdictions have made great strides over the last 48 years," said attorney Frank Ellis. 

The court heard oral arguments Wednesday. It could be months before the court issues its ruling.





Supreme Court considers change to Voting Rights Act
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