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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State releases FOIA documents after lawsuit

Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Newschannel 3 I-Team has a follow-up to an investigation that we aired last month involving a lawsuit against the state Attorney General regarding the Freedom of Information Act.

The case has been dismissed after the State of Michigan complied with the law and provided the plaintiff the documents that had been requested.

Baker, from Kent County, filed the lawsuit last month, alleging that Attorney General Bill Schuette's staff members broke the law by not providing public documents in a timely manner.

Generally, Michigan law allows for a five day wait period, and then an extension, if the public entity asks for it to provide documents.

In this case, it took more than two months for the request to be completed.

A spokeswoman for Schuette said despite the delay, she thought the Attorney General's office complied dwith the law and that the department consistently makes records available through FOIA.

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