Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com January 10

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Kincaid's Body Found During Search

Reporter: Jeff Williamson

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- The Virginia Department of Emergency Management's search found the body of Highland County missing man, 61-year-old, Charles Kincaid Thursday morning.

VDEM assembled at the Humpback Rock Picnic area located at milepost 8.5 to conduct a search for missing Kincaid.

Over 20 searchers and 5 dogs were involved and at about 11:50 a.m. they found his body located near a pull-off at milepost 7, approximately 20 feet from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Kincaid's body will be transported to the Medical Examiners Office in Roanoke for an autopsy and cause of death determination.

The investigation into his death is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.

 

Police Locate 8-Year-Old Runaway Child

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- After nearly four hours of searching, the Harrisonburg Police Department said it found an 8-year-old girl who lives on Norwood Street, after she ran away on Thursday evening.

Police say this is not the first time the young girl has ran away.

They got a call from the family sometime after 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Harrisonburg Police Department and the Harrisonburg Fire Department were working the area to find the young girl.

They were worried that with the temperatures falling that she would be out in the cold, for an extended period of time.

The search was centralized to the area near her home.

"Looking in all areas up and down the east side here, from Spotswood Elementary School to Norwood Street," said Lieutenant Roger Knott with Harrisonburg Police Department.

No charges have been filed.

 

Local Hospitals Facing Layoffs

Reporter: Estephany Escobar

LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- Layoffs are affecting many people here in the Valley, especially at local hospitals.

The Valley Health System announced on Wednesday 33 people lost their job and four people had their hours reduced.

Nearly 60 percent of the layoffs happened at the Winchester Medical Center.

Elizabeth Butler, the owner of Gathering Grounds, serves employees from Page Memorial Hospital every day, but from now on she may pour one cup of coffee less.

"I feel if they are cut even one person is going to affect business this time of the year," said Butler.

PMH laid off one person and cut another person's hours.

"Just numbers for one person and what they would spend and you would multiply that by the days of the year and you will get a grotesque number," said Butler.

PMH President Travis Clark said the changes could impact those affected.

"Not surprised, just happy that there were minimal changes and that we haven't had to do it in the past," said Clark.

He said the cuts come from the struggling economy in Page County health care reform and fewer patients coming to the hospital.

"I think most of it has to do with, people can't afford it, changes in their health policies," said Clark.

"It's sad with the Affordable Care Act you would think that it would generate more jobs for people not cuts coming.That really surprises me," said Butler.

A sign of the times, that Butler hopes will change.

Shenandoah, Warren, Hampshire and War Memorial Hospitals lost at least one employee each.

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