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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM Thursday morning until 4 PM in the afternoon.  The ADVISORY speaks to the development of snow, sleet, and freezing rain prior to the Thursday morning commute.  Accumulations of ice are under 1/10" before an ultimate transition to snow everywhere, but we know it doesn't take a lot of ice to cause problems.  Projected accumulations ... Muskegon to Grand Rapids to Lansing: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: under 1".

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West Michigan woman jailed for killing 3 kittens

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 56-year-old western Michigan woman has received a 150-day jail sentence for killing three kittens.
   
Authorities say Melanie Jasina of Grand Rapids snapped the neck of the kittens March 3 after a domestic dispute with a 16-year-old who owned the animals.
   
Mlive.com says a pre-sentencing report had recommended that she get probation on the animal killing conviction, but Kent County Circuit Judge Paul Sullivan decided to jail Jasina. He also placed her on two years' probation at Tuesday's sentencing.
   
The judge says she "savagely ended their lives" and may have traumatized the 16-year-old.
   
Jasina has said she doesn't remember the killings because she was drinking heavily. The sentence allows for possible early release if she gets substance abuse counseling.
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