Woman who died in house fire in Winston-Salem is identified

Judy M. Snyder, 69, died in a house fire Sunday at 4535 Inwood Drive, the Winston-Salem Fire Department said in a statement Monday.

City firefighters arrived at Snyder’s house at 4 p.m. Sunday after they received a report that a female victim was trapped inside the burning home, the fire department said.

With smoke coming from the house, firefighters entered the home to look for Snyder, the fire department said. Firefighters then found her in the house’s main hallway.

They took Snyder from the house and tried to resuscitate her. Forsyth County emergency-medical technicians also provided life-support treatment.

However, Snyder died at the scene, the fire department said.

A Forsyth County medical examiner determined that Snyder died from smoke inhalation, the fire department said.

Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was a candle too close to combustible materials, the fire department reported. The fire caused about $62,000 damage to the house and its contents.

John Hinton

Change in recyclable collections in Yadkin County

Yadkin County officials said Monday that the Solid Waste Site 3, located at 1810 Patterson Mill Road in Yadkinville, will stop accepting recyclable materials on Feb. 22.

The site will continue to take all bagged household solid waste.

The county will continue to offer recycling services at the following sites: the solid waste facility at 1149 Landfill Road in Yadkinville; 1008 Catherine Road in Jonesville; 3016 Maranatha Church Road and 3240 Hamptonville Road, both in Hamptonville; 3304 Dal Road in East Bend; and 1209 Lone Hickory Road and 2251 Speer Bridge Road, both in Yadkinville.

For more information, call the solid waste division at 336-849-7912.

Richard Craver

FBI: Woman who shot man at VA hospital was seeking treatment

FAYETTEVILLE — Federal authorities say that a woman who shot a man outside a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in North Carolina was at the facility to seek mental-health treatment.

WRAL cited court documents on Monday that said Jasmine Laquanmoyea Thomas was taken to the facility in Fayetteville by her mother. But when they arrived Friday afternoon, the FBI said that Thomas jumped out of the vehicle and shot Michael James Walker.

The FBI said last week that the two people did not know each other.

The FBI said that Walker had just been discharged from the VA hospital and had walked outside to call his wife for a ride home. His condition was unknown on Monday.

Thomas is facing charges of assault with intent to commit murder. She was scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday afternoon.

The Associated Press

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