WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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 along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: Berrien, Cass, 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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Two headed to jail for damaging headstones

Updated: Sunday, February 24 2013, 08:29 AM EST
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CASS COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Two Cass County men are headed to jail after damaging dozens of headstones in a southwest Michigan cemetery.

23-year-old Clayton Warren of Marcellus and 19-year-old Enos Butrick of Dowagiac were ordered to pay $17,000 after damaging 76 headstones at Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac back in December.

The two were also sentenced to 270 days in jail, but Butrick received credit for 81 days he had already served.

Both men have since apologized for the vandalism. Two headed to jail for damaging headstones
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