Deal reached, but road funding decision to be made by voters  LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Lawmakers have reached an agreement on road funding.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

Through 8 am

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the following counties in West Michigan, effective until 8 am Friday: Barry, Calhoun, and Eaton. Pockets of freezing drizzle may make hazardous driving conditions in the Advisory area, particularly on less-traveled, rural roads. The freezing drizzle is expected to end shortly before daybreak. Because of the potential for slick spots on area roads, drivers all around West Michigan should use a little more caution on this morning's commute.

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Kzoo grad offering chance for Air Jordans to students who stay in school

Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The new school year is right around the corner for many students and a Kalamazoo Public Schools graduate is trying to make a difference this year.

James Mattox is starting a new program this year called A's for J's. It's an incentive program based on the grades high school freshmen get on their report cards at Kalamazoo Public Schools.

Students who gets A's on their report cards get to enter a raffle for a chance win a new pair of Air Jordan shoes. B's will earn the student a chance to win a $50 gift card and C's get a chance for a t-shirt.

Mattox is funding the project by himself. He says it "just shows them hard work pays off. You work hard, you get rewarded and that's in life in general. You bust your butt in anything and you take off and you stay focused, you will succeed."

Mattox also says he's working on a tutoring program for students in connection with Western Michigan University.

For more information, head to JaysForA.com. Mattox says it will be up and running by Monday.

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