July 4th

In this photo illustration fireworks are displayed on a table ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations on December 29, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. Fireworks sales are prohibited in Germany except for the three days before the new year, and both public and private fireworks displays are a central part of New Year's Eve celebrations. (Source: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Crews Conduct Sweep For Illicit Fireworks In Miami-Dade

Those selling fireworks around Miami-Dade got visits from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue inspectors conducting sweeps for possible illicit fireworks.

07/03/2014

Source: CBS4

Pompano Beach Launches Beachfront Webcam

A new webcam allows those in front of a screen to get the Pompano Beach ocean view at the click of your mouse.

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado urge the community to leave their guns at home on the night of July 4th.  (Source: CBS4)

No Celebratory Gunfire This Fourth of July

Fourth of July is all about barbecues, picnics, family time and of course fireworks. It is not the time, however, to bring out a gun and fire it in the air to celebrate.

07/03/2014

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AAA Offers “Tow To Go” Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

This July 4th holiday weekend, the AAA Auto Club has teamed up with Bud Light for their ‘Tow to Go’ program which offers a confidential ride home to driver’s who have a few too many to drink.

07/02/2014

Photo by Meghan Ross

DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/24/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/20/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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