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    Authorities have announced that 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron was among the six killed at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, when a manager opened fire in the store with a handgun. Among the other victims is a 43-year-old custodian and father of two, Lorenzo Gamble. Kellie Pyle was a 52-year-old mother with wedding plans. Michelle Johnson described her late son Brian Pendleton as a happy-go-lucky guy who loved his family and friends. A longtime employee, 70-year-old Randy Blevins was remembered fondly as “Mr. Randy” by a former coworker, Shaundrayia Reese. Outside the Walmart, a makeshift memorial was laid for Tyneka Johnson in a grassy area.

      A witness says that the Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six coworkers in Virginia seemed to target people and shot some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead. Jessica Wilczewski said that workers were gathered in a Walmart break room to begin their overnight shift late Tuesday when team leader Andre Bing entered and began shooting with a handgun. While another witness has described Bing as shooting wildly, Wilczewski said that she observed him target certain people. She said he looked at people's faces and picked out who he was going to shoot.

        The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia is only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. Many companies have active shooter training. But experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence. Workers too often don’t know how to recognize warning signs and co-workers. More crucially, they often don’t know how to report suspicious behavior or feel empowered to do so, according to workplace safety and human resources experts. One expert said too often attention is focused on the “red flags” and workers should instead be looking for the “yellow flags” — subtle changes in behavior, like increased anger or not showing up for work.

          Family and loved ones are mourning the six people killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. They included Lorenzo Gamble, a 43-year-old custodian who was a father of two. Kellie Pyle was a 52-year-old mother with wedding plans. Michelle Johnson described her late son Brian as a happy-go-lucky guy who loved his family and friends. A longtime employee, 70-year-old Randy Blevins was remembered fondly as “Mr. Randy” by a former coworker, Shaundrayia Reese. Outside the Walmart, a makeshift memorial was laid for Tyneka Johnson in a grassy area. Authorities have not released the name of the sixth person killed Tuesday, a 16-year-old boy.

            Police and witnesses say a manager at a Virginia Walmart pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly in the break room, killing six people and injuring at least six others. It was the country’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days. Police in Chesapeake say the gunman, who apparently shot himself, was dead when they found him. He was identified as 31-year-old Andre Bing, an overnight team lead who had been with Walmart since 2010. There was no clear motive for Tuesday night's shooting. Employee Briana Tyler says the stocking team gathered in the break room when Bing turned around and opened fire on the staff.

              A Massachusetts woman who disappeared during a weekend hike in New Hampshire has been found dead on what would have been her 20th birthday.  Emily Sotelo, of Westford, Massachusetts, had planned to hike three peaks in the White Mountains on Sunday. Officials said her mother dropped her off before dawn at a campground near Franconia Notch and alerted authorities when she failed to return by late afternoon. More than a dozen search and rescue teams spent the next several days combing the area, using aircraft and scent dogs. Her body was found on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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              Martinsville City Council aggressively advanced significant issues at a recent meeting, despite being asked to hold off until a new council was seated in January.

              At a regular meeting on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to waive the $20.75 motor vehicle license fee, discount the assessed value of vehicles by 10% and extend the deadline from Dec. 5 to Feb. 5 for personal property taxes to be paid.

              The Henry County Public Service Authority (PSA) Board learned on Monday that more than $6 million has been awarded to pay for the cost of upgrading water lines in the Fieldale community.

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