SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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Coal mine death toll rises

TURKEY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Rescue teams recovered another victim in the western town of Soma in Turkey, raising the number of dead from Tuesday's coal mine disaster to 284.

At least 140 miners are still believed to be trapped underground.

Grieving relatives laid their dead to rest in mass burials Thursday and more funerals are planned for Friday.