WIND ADVISORY

10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always!

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Governor signs bills to block welfare withdrawals at some locations

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Governor Rick Snyder has signed six bills into law that require ATM owners to make sure welfare recipients cannot take out money from certain locations.

Bridge Card holders will not be able to access cash from ATM at strip clubs, liquor stores and horse racing tracks.

Low-income Michigan residents can use Bridge Cards to pay for food and other items.

Newschannel 3's I-Team has been following this type of abuse for years.

Michigan has about 1.8 million people using Bridge Cards.

The bills passed with bipartisan support.