Happy Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day from Gray! Many will celebrate but frustration continues for many people. This morning nearly nine thousand people are still without power in the Richmond Metro/Tri-cities area. We will update you on the numbers.

Also, Andrew will update you on the forecast and we will tell you about some of the Fireworks shows planned for the area.

A warning if you plan on heading to the James River over the holiday. The Virginia Department of Health is warning that animal waste and sewage could have ended up in the river because of the recent severe weather. The news means a higher risk for waterborne illnesses.

These stories and more plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am.