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Today on News 7, three companies are laying off local more than 225 workers. We'll have the details.
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And a police officer is dead and the suspect is hiding in a burning house following a standoff in California.
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A few more hours of showers then an improving forecast for the holiday weekend. Details just ahead.

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Also today, we will see why a local store is on a mission to help the homeless,
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and the owners a giant chicken statue believe they now have a way to keep their bird.
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More troubling news for the Southside economy. Three companies are laying off workers.
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Most of the layoffs are again coming in the furniture industry.
Two companies in Martinsville are letting 220 employees go in all.
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American Furniture is laying off 120 workers at its plants in Martinsville and Chilhowie.
The company makes furniture for hotels, nursing homes and the federal government.
Officials blame a slump in the lodging industry for those layoffs.
Meanwhile Hooker Furniture is laying off 100 workers at its Martinsville plant.
The laid off workers there will receive severance pay based on their years with the company, as well as their full "year-end" service bonuses.
Company officials with Hooker say the Martinsville plant was picked for downsizing because it could be run more efficiently.
The plant makes bedroom furniture.
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Significant cutbacks are coming to Danville's Goodyear Tire Plant, and dozens of workers will lose their jobs as a result.
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Goodyear's plant in Danville will lay off 25-to-30 employees tomorrow as the company scales back its production of aircraft tires. A Goodyear spokesperson says the cutbacks are a result of a weak market for the tires, despite a massive production increase at the plant in June. Goodyear says there could be more layoffs in Danville if the market does not improve.
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It's quite a scene in Southern California at this hour... where a standoff is going on.
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This is the scene in Santa Clara... Flames have nearly destroyed a home where a man has been holed up for hours.

This all began when police tried to arrest the man for allegedly impersonating an officer.
The man then reportedly fired hundreds of shots.. killing a sheriff's deputy.
There's no word on whether the suspect is alive- but at last word the gunman was still in communication with authorities outside.
Tear gas has been fired into the home... and as you can see the house is nearly gutted from the blaze.
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A shocking discovery in Sioux City Iowa.... Seven people murdered, five of them children.....
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A babysitter found the children and their mother all dead....
At about the same time, two miles away the body of a 58 year old man was found murdered in his home.
Tonight, this man is in custody.
23 year old Adam Matthew Moss is being questioned for the crime.
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Police aren't saying much about the murders except to say they were grusome and the killer was creative in his choice of a weapon.
This is the largest multiple killing in Sioux City since 1975.
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It's the day Hokie fans have been waiting for. Virginia Tech football takes to the field at noon tomorrow for their season opener against the University of Connecticut.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is in Blacksburg tonight with more on how Tech is getting ready to play host to thousands, Rachel? Jean, every seat in Lane Stadium is expected to have a Hokie fan in it tomorrow.
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Tech officials are estimating 53-thousand people will be on campus and that's just counting those who have tickets. A lot of planning goes into making game day run so smoothly.
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The crowds, the tailgaters, the traffic. It means Virginia Tech Police and Blacksburg Transit have their hands full hours before and after the game.
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((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF; THEY CAN EXPECT A LOT OF TRAFFIC CAN EXPECT A LOT OF PEOPLE AND WE ONLY HAVE ONE PUBLIC PARKING LOT.))
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The approximately 18-hundred spots near Prices Fork Road will fill fast. Officials are hoping fans catch a free bus ride instead of driving.
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The new system keeps buses away from car and pedestrian traffic near the Stadium. Transit routes will also doubled and tripled. Nats traffic officer from moving day As expected a stronger police presence is scheduled. One-hundred officers from other jurisdictions hired to work game day.
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Chief Duncan reminds folks no alcohol is permitted in the stadium. Now there are some changes Hokie fans need to be aware of when traveling to the game tomorrow.
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Robin, were going to have all those details coming up on News 7 at 6.

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Owners of a business at Smith Mountain Lake may have found a loophole big enough to get a giant chicken through. We'll have that story after the break.
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[VO] and the case of the "too old" Little League superstar takes a couple of bizarre twists today.
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"Major league" trouble for LITTLE league star Danny (Al-Mon-TAY) Almonte and his family.
The Dominican Republic says he is 14... not 12, as his parents claim.
They could face criminal charges.
And tonight as Aleen Sirgany reports, Little League officials announced the team will have to give up its third place title.
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THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THAT BABY BOMBER STAR DANNY ALMONTE IS OVER THE LITTLE LEAGUE THE AGE LIMIT.... BROUGHT A SWIFT REPONSE FROM THE LEAGUE. WITH ALMONTE MOWING DOWN BATTERS LIKE DUCKS ON A POND, THE BABY BOMBERS HAD BEEN THE TALK OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES. THE YOUNG BOY EVEN PITCHED THE FIRST PERFECT GAME IN THE WORLD SERIES SINCE 1957. BUT AMID THE CHEERS, THERE WERE ALSO ALLEGATIONS ABOUT ALMONTE'S AGE. THE TEAM REPEATEDLY SAID HE WAS 12 AND PRODUCED DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED BY THE BOY'S PARENTS...DOCUMENTS THAT NOW APPEAR TO BE FALSIFIED. ROLANDO PAULINO/PRESDIENT, ROLANDO PAULINO ALL-STARS "IF THERE ARE ANY PARENTS THAT LIED TO THE LEAGUE, THAT'S NOT MY PROBLEM." FROM THE STREETS OF THE BRONX TO THE WHITE HOUSE, NO ONE IS BLAMING THE BOY. ALMONTE HAS OTHER PROBLEMS AS WELL, IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS SAY HIS TOURIST VISAS HAS RUN OUT AND NEW YORK CITY OFFICIALS WANT TO KNOW WHY DANNY HAS NOT ATTENDED SCHOOL FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

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Smith Mountain Lake's most famous outlaw chicken is showing no sign of flying the coop.
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The eight foot rooster is NOW an entrance sign.
Its owners say they've found a loophole in the county sign ordinance that could allow the bird to stand... with a minor adjustment.
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((BUDDY HAMMOCK: THE CODE SAYS WE CAN HAVE TWO ENTRANCE SIGNS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY SAYS THE CHICKEN IS A SIGN, SO WE'RE GOING TO USE IT AS AN ENTRANCE SIGN.))
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The bird was put up by Joe Altadonna, the owner of Westlake Safari Mini Golf.
The county ordered him to take it down because it was too close to other signs and the road.
Altadonna is fighting the ruling in court, but may drop his appeal if the county accepts the rooster as an entrance sign.
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A local art gallery is on a mission to save lives --one painting at time.
It's all part of an effort by the Roanoke Rescue Mission to help the homeless "picture" a brighter future.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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It's name says it all --"Art on a Mission". And inside this art gallery at Tanglewood Mall hangs the framework needed to save lives -- the lives of many homeless who go with out health care every year.
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((WE SEE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EMERGING MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND EMERGING PSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS THAT IF TREATED EARLY COULD BE PREVENTED OR HEALED IN RECORD. INSTEAD WE SEE PEOPLE LITERALLY DYING ON THE STREETS OF ROANOKE )) [RUNS14]
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It's a disturbing picture --one that the Rescue Mission hopes to change by opening its own Health Center. [nat sound ribbon cutting] [runs03]
And that's why its opened an art gallery --to raise money to support the Health Center which will open in May.
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(( 35 PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF ANYTHING IN THE SALE OF ANYTHING IN THIS STORE WILL GO FOR THE HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS TO BUY NEEDED DRUGS, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES )) [RUNS12]
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The work of more that 75 local and national artist is up for sale --along with various collectibles that have been donated to the Rescue Mission.
For one local artist it's not only a chance to get some exposure --but an opportunity do something good for the community.
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The gallery officially opens September 1st --but the scenery will constantly change as new items come in.
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING:THE ART GALLERY EVEN HAS ITS OWN CHAPEL WHERE ANYONE CAN COME TO PRAY --THE RESCUE MISSION SAYS IT BECAUSE OF FAITH THAT THIS DAY IS EVEN POSSIBLE --AND THEY HOPE IT WILL BE A HEALING TOUCH FOR THIS COMMUNITY , JS N7 ROANOKE CO)) [RUNS15]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will tell us what has Roanoke College buzzing tonight.
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Roanoke College students may have just begun the fall semester, but they're not hitting the books tonight. That's because along with Labor Day weekend, it is also Welcome back Weekend.
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We find Jacey Birch at the back quad at Roanoke College where students and faculty are kicking back before buckling down.
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Coming up in Sports, there was a N-F-L matinee today, Mike Stevens will have the highlights from the Giants -Ravens game as well as the qualifying results from Darlington.
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[VO] and it was four years ago today that Princess Diana died in France. A little later we will see how members of the Royal Family have moved on with their lives.
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On Wall Street today, bargain hunters pushed the markets higher, but many analysts say there is little to be happy about. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Welcome folks to the Friday ticker on this Labor Day weekend.
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The Winston Cup drivers are laboring in Darlington this weekend. Sunday they will race in the Mountain Dew Southern 500.
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Today they qualified. Ward Burton tried to find a groove on the high side of the lady in black and found out why Darlington is too tough to tame. Kurt Busch, the rookie shocked everyone by winning the pole - the first of his career in the Sharpie Ford. Here's the starting grid.
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The final week of the NFL preseason is well underway and the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens got things going at lunch time with a Noon kickoff against the Giants in a rematch of last year's title tilt.
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This one was just as lopsided for Giants' head coach Jim Fassel. Jason Brookings, who is trying to fill the void left by the injured Jamal
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Lewis, scored a TD and rushed for 112 yards as the Ravens smashed the Giants 38-to-9.
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And keep in mind that later tonight Friday Football Extra's 18th season of high school football kicks off here on Your Hometown Station with our first week of LIVE action. Take care everyone. I'll see you tonight and Jean will be right back after this break. [go to break]

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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana and her companion Dodi el Fayed. Kimberly Dozier has more from London.
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((It's been four years since Princess Diana and Dodi el Fayed lost their lives, in a car crash in this Paris tunnel, pursued by paparazzi, almost literally to their graves.
But the the public's grief, anger...even interest, has waned in the woman once called, 'Queen of People's Hearts.'

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Diana's strongest supporters keep showing up here, outside Kensington Palace, her former London home. But the British people, for the most part...have moved on.
So much so, that Charles is now entertaining thoughts of marrying his longtime mistress Camilla. They now appear regularly in public...there's even been a first public kiss.
Narr: Dodi al Fayed's father Mohammed still nurses suspicions of a royal conspiracy to kill the couple.

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Narr:But he's dismissed by most here as bitter, and misguided.
Diana's real legacy lives on in her sons...especially heir-to-the-throne Prince William, shown here on a working holiday in Latin America

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Narr: The hearthrob royal starts school at St. Andrew's University in Scotland this fall - the school says applications are up - especially from American students.He's already well on his way...to inheriting his mother's spotlight.KD, CBS News, London))
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