Independence Day

Ojai Fireworks Injury

OJAI, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California Fourth of July fireworks show in Ojai was halted soon after it began when the 32-year-old pyrotechnic operator was injured by a premature blast. The Ventura County Star […]


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Maximum enforcement through weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force today and throughout the remainder of the Fourth of July weekend looking for drivers who may be under the influence or violating other […]


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More than 100 revelers arrested at So. Cal beaches

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – More than 100 people who partied on Southern California beaches this Fourth of July are probably waking up to headaches and big fines. Newport Beach police say they made 123 […]


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Statue of Liberty reopens as US salutes July 4th

NEW YORK (AP) – The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades […]


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L.A. County Fourth of July parades to feature diverse themes

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Parades marking the Fourth of July are planned throughout Los Angeles County Thursday, with themes including environmentalism, “Waves of Freedom” and “Who’s your hero?” Westchester’s 14th annual Fourth of July Parade […]


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Holiday enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired or otherwise violating traffic laws, beginning tonight. The California […]


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SoCal expected to stay home for the holiday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Slightly fewer Southern California residents of are expected to travel over the Fourth of July weekend because the holiday falls on a Thursday this year, as opposed to 2012, when it […]



Fireworks safety urged with Fourth of July holiday ahead

   LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Public safety officials today urged Southlanders to be careful when using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.    All fireworks — even sparklers — are illegal in the city […]


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MTV networks going back to roots for July Fourth

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV, VH1 and CMT are going back to their roots on the Fourth of July. The networks said Wednesday they will throw a “Music Independence Day” party that day, showing videos […]


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Statue of Liberty to reopen by Independence Day

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public by Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.



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