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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Local woman takes action to improve literacy

Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A local woman is leading the drive to improve literacy in some of Kalamazoo's neediest children.

Those at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission tell us August is their busiest month for families. They see more kids coming in during this time than any other over the year.

It's those statistics that prompted a local woman to take action.

Jessica Sackett is an Usborne Books Educational Consultant and foster parent.

She tells us the mission typically sees about 100 kids in their programs around this time of year.

She started a book drive to make sure that every kid there gets a book of their own and in the process you can get one for your own family.

"To be see children who have gone through traumas or maybe aren't in the best situation right now get lost in a book, or be able to find a way out of the situation or rally just be able to do something is amazing," said Sackett. "To have a book of their own that they can truly say this is mine is really important."

The goal is to have 100 books at the mission by Wednesday.

Sackett has a Facebook page set up and all you have to do is buy a book through Usborne for your own child and one will be donated to the mission.

Click here for more information.

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