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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Update: Police drop suspicious death investigation at Laurels of Bedford

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 11:38 AM EST
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – There is an update on a suspicious death in Battle Creek.

Police are no longer investigating the case at Laurels of Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center.

Newschannel 3 first broke the story Wednesday of a woman who died at the center.

Detectives say there was a miscommunication between staff and paramedics. Staff did go through life saving protocols when her heart beat began to drop.


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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A West Michigan nursing and rehabilitation center is now at the center of a suspicious death investigation in Battle Creek.

Police tell Newschannel 3 that an employee at Laurels of Bedford found a woman not breathing, pale and without a heart-beat at 2:05 am Tuesday morning.

Investigators say that instead of calling 911 right away, workers searched for a number for the coroner, but they couldn’t find that, so 40 minutes later they called 911.

The woman was still warm to the touch by the time the ambulance arrived, but emergency personnel were unable to revive her.

Now, police have launched an investigation.

“Did she appear to die from natural causes, was someone attempting to assault her, those are the things we have to check to make sure no crime was committed,” said Det. Sgt. Jim Martens, Battle Creek Police.

Police are currently waiting for the medical examiner’s report for an official cause of death. In the meantime they are again interviewing everyone that was at the home at the time. Update: Police drop suspicious death investigation at Laurels of Bedford
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