Until 11 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids lingers a DENSE FOG ADVISORY, initially hoisted until 11 AM, for the counties of Calhoun, Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Mecosta.  Light winds and our cold, lower and middle 40s are nuturing fog east of US 131.  Short term fog models maintain fog through at least 10 AM.  Please keep it safe this morning, and slow it down if you can.  Stay with for your weather!

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Mother of trooper's killer makes plea deal

MASON COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The mother of the man who murdered Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield has pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact to a felony.

Tammi Spofford made the plea Tuesday. In return, the prosecutor's office dropped a charge of unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle.

Spofford will be sentenced June 17th.

Eric Knysz shot and killed Trooper Butterfield during a traffic stop in September of 2013.

He was sentenced to life in prison on April 8th.

He tried to kill himself less than a week later by hanging himself with a bed sheet in his jail cell.

He died April 17th.