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.

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Accountant found guilty in death of David Locey

Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
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CENTREVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A jury has returned a verdict in the murder case against a Portage accountant accused of killing his boss.

Late Monday morning, a jury found Andy Brown guilty of second degree murder in the death of 70-year-old David Locey.

Monday marked the third day of deliberations for the jury, as most of the day Thursday, and all day Friday was not enough to come to a verdict in the contentious case.

The defense attempted to poke holes in the case, saying that Brown had no motive to kill Locey, as he had his own business to fall back on, even if he was near being fired, and brought up a bloody footprint found at the scene that did not match Brown's shoes.

They also added that the murder weapon has never been found.

However, the prosecution brought up gun residue found on Brown's clothing, and claimed that he got desperate when it appeared he was near being fired for embezzlement.

On Friday, Judge Paul Stutesman advised the jury to show care when considering evidence and how they could make a decision based on the evidence they had.

Brown was also found guilty of felony firearm possession.

A sentencing date is forthcoming.

He could face up to life in prison.

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