News to know for June 17: Storms possible; police block Lee Bridge; roundtable on gun safety

Wake-up roundup for June 17, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The week is starting off with First Alert Weather Days for a chance of severe storms on Monday and Tuesday.

First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible

Download the First Alert Weather app to get an hour-by-hour forecast for your area and to track storms.

SWAT team called to incident on Lee Bridge

Police say a person with a gun on the bridge lead to the incident.

A SWAT team was also called to the scene.

Police situation closes Lee Bridge

Kaine to host roundtable on gun safety

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is hosting a roundtable on Monday morning on gun violence prevention.

He’ll be joined at 10 a.m. event at New Life Deliverance Tabernacle by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, state Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration.

Kaine to host roundtable on preventing gun violence

Petersburg native who went viral with son stars in commercial

Stand-up comedian DJ Pryor - a Petersburg native - gained the attention of many after a conversation between him and his 19-month-old son went viral.

The adorable conversation between the son and father has now been shared over a million times.

The father-son duo is now the star in Denny’s Father’s Day commercial, having another one of their epic conversations.

We’re spending Father’s Day with the internet’s favorite father/son duo: DJ Pryor and Kingston. Won’t you join us?

Posted by Denny's on Saturday, June 15, 2019

On this Day: Watergate

On June 17, President Richard Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside the Democratic headquarters at Washington, D.C.'s Watergate complex.

In Episode 3 of NBC12′s podcast, “How We Got Here,” we take a look at Virginia’s ties to this history day.

Listen here:

Ragú recall

Mizkan America, the owner of Ragú, is recalling some sauces because they may contain fragments of plastic.

Get the full list HERE and find out how to get a replacement.

Certain sauces may contain plastic.
Certain sauces may contain plastic. (Source: Mizkan America, Inc.)

It’s Burger Week!

The week-long celebration of burgers will take place at Richmond restaurants June 17 through June 23.

We’ve got a full list of restaurants joining in the celebration on 12AboutTown.com.

Final thought

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

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