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Hand sparklers, which are usually given to kids to wave around, can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit at the tip – hot enough to cause third degree burns or permanent disfigurement. (Source: CBS4)

Fire Officials Urge People To Play It Safe This July 4th

As South Florida gets ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend with family, friends and fireworks, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind people to play it safe.


New York (Photo Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Macy’s Fabulous July 4th Fireworks

What’s new this Fourth of July? A happy face with a wink exploding over New York City as part of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2013 — the nation’s biggest display.


Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!


Ft. Lauderdale Fireworks

Fireworks Dazzle Over Ft. Lauderdale Beach

The city of Fort Lauderdale held its a annual Fourth of July Spectacular on the beach Wednesday.


(CBS4) The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

Fireworks Celebration Returns To Gables’ Biltmore Hotel After Hiatus

Forced to end their annual 4th of July fireworks show due to budget constraints, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is bringing back the bang – literally.


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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.



Don’t Let The 4th’s Fireworks Frighten Fido

MIAMI (CBS4) – While the 4th of July fireworks displays may leave you in awe; it could be a frightening experience for your pets. Big gatherings, loud noises, and fireworks are the things we love […]


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What’s Open/Closed On July 4th

Lots of people are planning to hit the beach or go to a barbecue to celebrate the Fourth of July. But just in case you were planning on stopping by the bank or library, forget about it, they’re closed.


A Florida Highway Patrol trooper issues a ticket to a driver.  (Source: AP)

FHP Begins July 4th Holiday Crackdown

The Florida Highway Patrol has stepped up the number of troopers on patrol for the July 4th holiday.


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All Lanes of I-10 Reopen In North Florida

Tolls. Traffic. High gas prices. Traveling in Florida has its share of problems. If your Fourth of July plans take you upstate, however, road closures from Debby will not be one of them.