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 for your weather today and always!

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State Police confirm death of Tpr. Butterfield's father

MASON COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The father of a slain Michigan State Trooper has lost his battle with cancer, Newschannel 3 learned Friday.

Sources with the Michigan State Police confirmed that Paul T. Butterfield, a former state trooper, and father of Paul Butterfield passed away Friday.

The younger Butterfield was shot and killed in a traffic stop in Mason County last September.

In early April, 20-year-old Eric Knysz was sentenced to life in prison in Trooper Butterfield's shooting death.

Just days later, Knysz was found after having attempted to hang himself in his cell.

He remained on life support for a handful of days before it was removed on April 17.