The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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'The Geek Group' pushes computers, not candy this Halloween

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Some so-called geeks are helping local students by pushing computers, not candy this Halloween season.

The Geek Group has members all over the country.

In Grand Rapids, it's promoting the message that being a geek--at least a computer geek--is cool.

As part of the geek's Computers Not Candy program, The Geek Group is donating 100 laptops to students who can't afford them.

Recipients are enrolled in pre-college engineering and biomedical programs, making them the perfect candidates for the computers.

DART Container program donated the computers to The Geek Group.

The laptops reflect The Geek Group's mission to give students access to tools that help them learn in their own way and at their own pace.

The Geeks also offer students a building with a lab and workshop to create an environment for self-driven learning.

A growing number of students are realizing that learning is fun and that it's cool to be a geek.
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