WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Community leaders meet to discuss future of Kzoo

Updated: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 11:53 AM EST
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Community leaders have found a lot to be positive about in Kalamazoo.

Leaders in the medical field and beyond met in Kalamazoo on Tuesday to talk about the future of the city.

The women's group Inforum held the meeting, which brought together the leaders or Bronson Hospital and Borgess Medical Center, as well as the new dean of the WMU medical school.

The goal of the forum was to talk about things that are pushing Kalamazoo into the future, and ways to improve the city even more.

Panelists also spoke about what makes Kalamazoo unique and what makes the city a competitive place for those in the health care field.

"That's something that's special about the Kalamazoo community is the collaboration that's happening," said Jacqueline Wiggins, with Inforum. "So you have these fierce competitors with anyone looking at it saying Bronson and Borgess, but they've come together with Western Michigan University and have really put a stake in the ground."

The new WMU medical school was a topic of a great deal of the conversation.

Panelists believe it will help the city to grow even more.
Community leaders meet to discuss future of Kzoo
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