[7-11Missing-Woman]

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Henry County authorities are asking for help in locating a missing woman.
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[*TAKE SNIPES PHOTO FS*]
54-year-old Sarah Ann Snipes of Martinsville was last seen on January 8th, walking away from her home.
She was on her way to visit a friend.
Her daughter reported her missing.
Authorities say Snipes requires medication for seizures.
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[*TAKE HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. PINNACLE FS*]
If you've seen her, you can call the Henry County Sheriff's Department at 276 - 638 - 8751.
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[7-11Brown]


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A fifth person has been charged in the murder of a Henry County man last August.
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Authorities are still looking for 33-year-old Michael Jason Brown, also known as "English."
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Investigators say he was one of five men involved in the murder of 22-year-old Michael Lanell Angelo Carter.
Carter was found shot to death in the home of an acquaintance on August 23rd.
There's a one-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to Brown's arrest.
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[7-11Snow-Preps]


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V-DOT crews are hoping to get a jump on the snow storm that should be moving into our area this evening.
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The department says it brought in a full crew of maintenance employees at Midnight, to service and repair its equipment.
And even though the last few snowstorms have been keeping V-DOT workers busier than usual this winter, officials say up until three years ago, it was considered the norm.
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((DALE STANZEL/VDOT:AND THEN WE HAD TWO WARM WINTERS AND WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SNOW, AND NOW IT'S KIND OF GETTING BACK TO THE USUAL DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY WINTER. AND THIS IS WHAT WE EXPECT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR 35:00))
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Stanzel says his department was out in full force Tuesday night, where parts of the New River Valley saw up to three inches of snow.
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[45-11Patel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A settlement has been reached in the case of a nursing home resident who died after getting the wrong medication.
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It happened at Brandon Oaks in the year 2001. A temporary nurse gave 12 or 13 drugs to Marie Ayers- -meds meant for her roommate. On the eve of trial, the nursing home admitted it had made a mistake, but insists it was a one-time deviation from standard procedure.
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((WALT PEAKE/BRANDON OAK'S ATTORNEY; BECAUSE WE HAD A TEMPORARY NURSE WHO WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT POLICY, EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS AN ORIENTATION AND SHE WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH MS AYERS, MS AYERS WAS MISIDENTIFIED AND SHE WAS GIVEN ANOTHER PATIENT'S MEDICATION, HER ROOMMATE'S MEDICATION.))
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The family says the temp didn't have enough training, maybe 20 minutes. Brandon Oaks says she's a good nurse who WAS sufficiently trained for 30 or 40 minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Terms of yesterday's settlement were not publicly disclosed.

[45-11Autism-Center]


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A school in the Alleghany Highlands is involved in educating a very special group of children.
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The Shenandoah Autism Center moved to Clifton Forge in August. It now has 9 autistic students taking part in specialized classes. What makes the school different is there are also 9 teachers, meaning each child gets one-on-one instruction each day.

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((WANDA TALIAFERRO/PROGRAM DIRECTOR; WE HAVE TO BE THERE, CONSTANTLY FOCUSING THEM ON JUST SITTING IN THE BEGINNING TO GIVING YOU THEIR ATTENTION TO FACILITATE THEIR LEARNING.))
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The school currently serves students from Alleghany County, Covington, Lexington and Buena Vista, and hopes to increase its enrollment in the next few years. The center will hold an open house for the public on January 30th.
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[8-11Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Henry County authorities are asking for help in locating a missing woman.
(XXXXXXXX)

[*TAKE SNIPES PHOTO FS*]
54-year-old Sarah Ann Snipes of Martinsville was last seen on January 8th, walking away from her home.
She was on her way to visit a friend.
Her daughter reported her missing.
Authorities say Snipes requires medication for seizures.
(XXXXXXXX)

[*TAKE HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. PINNACLE FS*]
If you've seen her, you can call the Henry County Sheriff's Department at 276 - 638 - 8751.
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[8-11Blairs-Murder]


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Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a double murder case.
25 year old Carlot Brown of Blairs was arrested yesterday.
Police charged Brown as an accessory after the fact in the murders of her neighbors Willie and Clara Belle Harston.
James Antonio (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) Generette is also charged in the case.

[8-Parish-Nurse]


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A program in southwest Virginia is helping hundreds of low- income residents get the medications they need.
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The parish nurse program is providing an invaluable service for those in need. The program helps low-income residents in the Wytheville area fill out the necessary paperwork to get their medications "free of charge" through pharmaceutical companies. Before Barbara (Kin-sur) Kincer read about the program, she would often choose between paying her bills and buying her life-saving heart medications.
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((BARBARA KINCER/WYTHEVILLE RESIDENT: LOTS OF TIMES I'D HAVE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, AND GET THEM AND I REALLY DIDN'T NEED TO BE DOING THAT BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH INCOME YOU GOT TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON THAT PLUS INTEREST TOO. )) ((JERRY HORN/WYTHE CO. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CEO: THE PARISH NURSE PROGRAM IN THIS COMMUNITY IS A GODSEND, TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S A REAL BENEFIT TO THE HOSPITAL.))
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[OUT Q=to the hospital. ]
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Jerry Horn is C-E-O of Wythe County Community hospital which helps oversee the parish nurse program along with St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville. (--------------)