WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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W. Mich. petting zoo accused of animal neglect

Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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COLOMA, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan petting zoo is accused of animal neglect and now faces a complaint from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to the complaint, Deer Forest Amusements in Coloma violated the Animal Welfare Act multiple times since May of 2011.

Allegations include failing to maintain a program of adequate veterinary care and not giving the deer proper shelter from the weather.

In the spring of 2013, the USDA removed nearly 140 deer from the property, saying the animals were malnourished.

The park is now under new management, which is trying to turn Deer Forest into an exotic animal sanctuary.

THe complaint only names Deer Park, and not specific people.

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