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Cedar Point's nightly American Portrait show. (credit:

Cedar Point Takes Coaster Fans On Patriotic Ride

Cedar Point is busting out all the stops for Independence Day weekend, including free admission for military personnel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2011


Detroit Celebrates Holiday Weekend At Jazzin’ On Jefferson

Head downtown Detroit this Fourth of July weekend to celebrate the holiday at the 8th Annual Jazzin’ on Jefferson music and arts festival

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2011

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AAA: Less People Traveling For Independence Day

AAA forecasts 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 2.5 percent decline from the 40 million people who traveled a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2011

Work is finished in Lake Orion business district. (Credit: Lake Orion DDA)

Lake Orion Business District Re-Opens

It’s been a tough-go in the Lake Orion downtown business district, but the headache is over and the business district is open again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011

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Red Cross Asks For Assistance This Holiday Weekend

The Southeast Michigan Red Cross responded to a record number of fires this week and it’s stretching them to their limits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011


Celebrate Independence Day At Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market

Come out to the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market and celebrate Independence Day with the freshest, tastiest local food around.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011

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Extended Holiday Weekend Hours At Detroit Zoo

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday weekend, the Detroit Zoo will remain open until 8 pm on July 2, 3 and 4. The Zoo opens at 9 am daily.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011

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Police Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee tells WWJ that officers will be out and about this weekend enforcing laws against the sale of illegal fireworks, but they also need the public’s help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011


MDOT Halts Work For July 4th Weekend But Some Closures Remain

Although MDOT is removing lane restrictions on most state routes this weekend to accommodate the expected Fourth of July holiday traffic, several work zones will remain active or still have some lane restrictions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011

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Part 1: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, The Classics

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered!