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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Man accused of trying to solicit sex from teen will stand trial

Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 04:55 PM EST
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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Van Buren County man accused of trying to solicit an underage girl for sex will stand trial.

24-year-old Ricardo Cura waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday, meaning he will stand trial on the charges against him.

Police say Cura started texting with a person in South Haven, a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl. However it was really an adult who contacted police when the conversation turned sexual.

Investigators say Cura also had numerous relationships with young girls on Facebook.

Newschannel 3 is staying on top of this case and will bring you developments as they occur. Man accused of trying to solicit sex from teen will stand trial
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