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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UPDATE: Deadly officer involved shooting

Updated: Sunday, February 10 2013, 11:50 AM EST
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BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan State Police are investigating a deadly officer involved shooting that took the life of a 41-year-old man.   

Police have now confirmed that the man who was fatally shot was 41-year-old Ralph Elliot.

Lt. Chuck Christensen tells Newschannel 3 Deputies were called at about 6:30 p.m. to the 9800 block of Banfield Road for a domestic situation between Elliot and his wife.   

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf tells Newschannel 3 when officers arrived the situation “went bad.”   

That’s when Lt. Christensen says a standoff situation took place with the suspect.

He says the suspect was outside when shots were fired from both the suspect and at least one deputy.   

Five deputies were on scene when the shots were fired, said Christensen.

Christensen says in all, seven shots were fired.

Two shots were fired by the suspect, who did not aim at the deputies.

The other five shots were fired by the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.   

Stay with Newschannel 3 for more on this developing story.    
UPDATE: Deadly officer involved shooting
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