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4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.


Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!


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Police: No Big Increase In Fireworks Related Injuries

Local police say there was not a big increase in injuries this year, despite Michigan’s new fireworks law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2012

Demitrus Ludaway's attorney and supporters are seen leaving the courthouse on Monday. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Warren Man Charged In Mount Clemens Fireworks Shooting

An 18-year-old Warren man has been arraigned in connection with shooting a 19-year-old man at the Stars and Stripes Festival over the weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

Eddie Samona of Sky High Fireworks (WWJ Photo: Vickie Thomas)

Plenty Of Bang Available For 4th Of July Revelers

The owner of Sky High Fireworks says some metro Detroiters are spending $700 to put on their own fireworks show with the top-of-the-line package called The Godfather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

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Tips: Keep Your Pets Safe During July 4th Festivities

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, The Michigan Humane Society encourages pet owners to take the proper steps to keep their animals secure during festivities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2012

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Detroit Target Fireworks Preview

The 54th Annual Detroit Target Fireworks will light up the sky over the Detroit River with an impressive international display that includes 10,000 fireworks, making it one of the largest show of its kind. Attracting roughly a million spectators every year, these fireworks are a Detroit tradition. Each year’s event aims to top the year before, with new techniques, new fireworks and choreography set to music sure to bring out the oohs and ahs from kids and adults alike. Plan to arrive early for the best seats, or check out these, some of the best places to spot the show.


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Companies Sue Over Mich. Fireworks Insurance

Several fireworks companies are suing over what they call Michigan’s excessive insurance requirements under a new state law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012

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Gov. Snyder OKs Firework Sales Expansion

Louder, more powerful fireworks will become legal in Michigan in plenty of time for the next Fourth of July through legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

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Michigan Lawmakers Vote To Expand Fireworks Sales

Some types of bottle rockets and Roman candles are among the fireworks that will now be legal to buy under new legislation passed in the state House and Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011