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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Key hearing set for 3 in killing of Mich. man, 71

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A key hearing is scheduled for three young men charged in the robbery-slaying of a 71-year-old man at a senior living complex in Ann Arbor.
   
Nineteen-year-old Mark Paling of Melvindale, 20-year-old Rikky Ranger of Melvindale and 19-year-old Richard Thompson of Flat Rock are to appear Friday for a preliminary examination.
   
The three are accused of killing David Maurer, whose body was found Dec. 1 at Lurie Terrace senior housing.
   
Thompson's lawyer, Jim Gallagher, says he has no comment on his client's case. Messages seeking comment were left with attorneys for Paling and Ranger.
   
Authorities say the defendants killed Maurer and stole a computer, money, drugs, credit cards and other items.
   
The men are charged with open counts of murder, meaning a jury could consider either first- or second-degree murder.