LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY

UNTIL 9 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintains a LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY for Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, Cass, and St. Joe counties until 9 PM.  An additional 1" to 4" of snow are possible on northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph; icy roads are verified by several road reports.  Please be careful traveling as lows dip into the teens tonight; wind chills will be in the single digits.  

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U.S. Senate to vote on minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Win or lose, democrats hope this week's expected Senate showdown over raising the minimum wage will benefit them in November's congressional elections.

The Senate is likely to vote Wednesday on a democratic plan to gradually raise the $7.25 hourly minimum wage to $10.10 as soon as 2016.

Republicans are expected to block it.

Nearly two-thirds of those earning $7.25 or less are women. Nearly half are people under age 25.

Democrats are targeting both groups and hope this week's vote will help them win in the fall.