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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WMU researchers awarded $200K to study fungal infection in bats

Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two researchers at Western MIchigan University have been awarded more than $200,000 to study a deadly fungal infection that's killing bats.

It's called White Nose Syndrome, and was first discovered in the U.S. back in 2006.

It has since spread across the northeastern states and even right here in Michigan.

According to the National Wildlife Health Center, bat populations in affected areas have dropped by 80 percent.

It's bad news for farmers, as bats provide at least $4 billion worth of insect suppression each year.

WMU researchers are now working with a compound from shellfish that may help bats become more resistant to the deadly fungus.

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