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Jazz Festival

Happy Friday from Gray. The USDA releases it's monthly crop report today. It's the first since July's record heat wave. The hot weather brought on a drought so severe, it's already affected 63 percent of the country and caused food prices to rise around the world.

We're just a few hours away from the start of this year's Richmond Jazz Festival! It's grown into one of the largest on the East Coast. It starts later today and runs all weekend. There will be wine tastings, chef demonstrations and plenty of food as well. We will have a live report with what you need to know if you plan on attending.

We are learning more about Governor Mitt Romney's visit to Ashland tomorrow. The Presumptive Republican Nominee is making several stops in Virginia this weekend. In addition to rallies in Manassas and Norfolk, Romney will tour the U-S-S Wisconsin in Norfolk. In Ashland, he will meet with a small group inside the catering company "Homemades by Suzzane" and then give a speech outside to a bigger group of supporters.

We go live to London for the latest on the Olympic Games. We'll update you on the medal count and let you know what to expect today. Join us for these stories and more plus, weather, traffic and breaking news as it happens. See you for 12 News Today from 4:30-7am.

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