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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Kalamazoo takes a stand against gun violence

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo is taking a stand against gun violence.

Saturday night, leaders from three churches gathered with community leaders and residents at Second Baptist Church to talk about ways to end the violence.

They say enough is enough, and they are looking for alternatives.

The hope is to inspire change in the culture of gun violence before more innocent people are killed.

"We're tired of the violence that has besieged us in Kalamazoo and the entire community, and we're just sick of it; so we're trying to put together some solutions to try and curtail some of the violence that's been happening all around, so that's why we're here," said organizer Rico White.

One of the alternatives discussed Saturday night was a program in Holland, which has 90 young men involved in giving tutoring and jobs.

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