WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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W. Mich. woman uses life's trials to do good for others

Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
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PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan woman is using her life's trials to help other people going through the same thing.

The Portage woman has beaten cancer twice, and now has a special knitting project to help people just like her.

Florence Reed-West is 103 years old and shows no signs of stopping.

She's sharp, musically talented, and good with a pair of knitting needles.

Reed-West tells Newshcannel 3 that during her visits to the West Michigan Caner Center that she saw too many people sad to be losing their hair during chemo and wanted to find a way to cheer them up.

She says she knows it's a difficult time, but hopes her gifts and her words help them through.

"I would certainly say to smile and laugh and be as happy and positive as you possibly can, and try to keep your thoughts away from this awful thing," Reed-West said.

Florence says when she started, she had to pay for the materials on her own.

Now, people who have heard what she's doing are donating the materials she needs for the hats.


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