BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bridge is not expected to open in time for a popular fireworks display due to problems found by crews repairing the span.
The Liberty Bridge in Bay City currently is closed to all traffic, WNEM-TV reported Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Two men were convicted by a jury on Wednesday of killing a Boston father who was shot as he and his pregnant wife watched a July Fourth fireworks display in 2018.
Michael Carleton and Travis Phillips were each convicted in Suffolk County Superior Court of first-degree murder and firearms charges in the death of Deondra Lee in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, according to prosecutors.
With flashy fireworks displays and subdued celebrations, with some in masks to protect against the coronavirus and others in light-up glasses, the world slipped from 2021 into 2022. As the fast-spreading omicron variant's stranglehold grows tighter, many are clinging to hopes that the New Year will bring better days.
SYDNEY (AP) — New coronavirus infections soared again in Australia on Friday to a record of more than 32,000, just days after surpassing 10,000 for the first time.
Experts say the explosion is being driven by the highly contagious omicron variant and a recent relaxation of restrictions in Sydney and other areas.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will host its largest New Year’s fireworks display in city history after canceling last year’s celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters Wednesday that the celebration after last year's hiatus was planned with COVID-19 safety in mind, including multiple opportunities to watch the show outside or at home.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Friday urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus ahead of the holiday festivities as infections surge and the government tries to avoid another lockdown.
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Giant pumpkins are paddling down the Piscataquog River in Goffstown this weekend.
The town's annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Regatta is on Saturday and Sunday. The pumpkins arrived Saturday and are being carved into boats for the river regatta Sunday afternoon.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is again applying to hold a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day.
The Department of Tourism submitted its application for a special use permit to the National Parks Service Wednesday on behalf of Noem for fireworks next year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities said one person was injured in an explosion during a fireworks display in southeast Bismarck at midday Saturday. It created a dense cloud of black smoke that could be seen throughout the city.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Four people ended up in the hospital after what authorities are calling a fireworks “mishap” in a Rapid City suburb.
The Rapid City Tribune reported Friday that firefighters were called late Thursday evening to a report of grass fire in Rapid Valley.
The Fourth of July holiday was marked with somber tones in South Florida, where a collapsed building has left at least 24 dead and more than 120 missing under rubble.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb arrested a group of juveniles after a fireworks display was set on fire in a grocery store.
The display went up in flames Monday afternoon at the Hy-Vee store in Eagan.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem indicated Tuesday she will try again to hold a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day on the heels of President Joe Biden's announcement that the White House will be hosting its own “independence from the virus” bash.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday:
The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday.
Instead of holding the show on the banks of the Charles River in Boston, the Pops will play in front of a limited audience at Tanglewood, a show that will be livestreamed and broadcast live on television and radio, according to the announcement.
NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show will return to New York City this year after the pandemic forced changes to the celebration in 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's annual celebration of the nation's birthday returns this summer with the traditional July 4 free concert in a different venue but concluding as usual with a fireworks display over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's lawsuit against the federal government over a July Fourth fireworks display she wants to put on at Mount Rushmore has reignited legal tensions between her and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Independence Day fireworks celebrations are returning in New Hampshire communities, but with some changes...
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday told South Dakota's tourism industry to gear up for a busy summer, as she expects an influx of visitors itching to travel after more than a year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic...
ROME (AP) — Italian media say a 28-year-old Albanian wanted in connection with a 2016 truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed 86 people has been arrested in southern Italy...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When then-President Donald Trump visited Mount Rushmore last year for a fireworks display, Lakota activist Nick Tilsen saw an opportunity to further a goal of returning to Native American tribes control of land they once held...
NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it.
Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year's festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down...
The Fourth of July had many of the traditional trappings in New England despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues...
The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D...
The Trump administration on Thursday rejected imposing federal drinking-water limits for a chemical used in fireworks and other explosives and linked to brain damage in newborns, opting to override Obama administration findings that the neurotoxin was contaminating the drinking water of millions of Americans...
CHICAGO (AP) — A stampede at a Fourth of July fireworks display that injured more than a dozen people at Chicago's Navy Pier started when a private security officer shouted for bystanders to take cover, police said Friday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial...
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue in a festive and joyful atmosphere amid heavy security...
Postal worker pleads guilty to federal charge for firing into Minneapolis Federal Reserve during fireworks
A 43-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to firing a weapon into the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank building during a downtown fireworks display in July.
Longmont City Council on Tuesday night approved ordinances setting a $363.24 million budget for next year but left the door open to at least one future change in the spending package.
As recommended by the staff in August, when it unveiled its suggestions for 2019 spending, the budget does not include funding for Longmont's annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.
WILKES-BARRE — Thunderstorms and downpours on Wednesday led city officials to postpone the fireworks display and musical entertainment headlining this year’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Kirby Park.
Pocatello Fire Dept. encourages residents to keep fireworks displays “safe and sane” over Fourth of July
POCATELLO - A day of celebration is one of the busiest of the year for the Pocatello Fire Department.
Firefighters are asking citizens to remember the mantra of “Safe and Sane” during the days around the Fourth of July.
Parking lots and highway overpasses don’t exactly scream Fourth of July. The reigning giants of Independence Day in S.A. — Woodlawn Park, Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld — get all the red, white and blue coverage, and rightfully so.
People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays, partying and an array of local traditions...
The leading edge of a disturbance that moved across Tennessee early Tuesday will likely reach central North Carolina in time to delay or ground holiday fireworks displays.
As the storms move east, they are picking up speed, which will put them in the central part of the state beginning at about 8 p.m.
As with many all-American traditions, fireworks displays are a melting pot from around the world.
Li Tian, a monk from the Hunan province in China, is credited as inventing the first firecracker, the predecessor to aerial fireworks, around 1000 A.D.
The Woodlands' Fourth of July festival will pack its biggest punch in the celebration's 20-year history with fireworks lighting the sky from four locations.
The 20th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza, hosted by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department, starts at 6 p.m.
The city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display, which in recent years has been launched from Ivan Head Stadium at Santa Fe High School, will be held this year at the park adjacent to the Santa Fe Place mall.
On first glance, it may seem audacious for a town to crown itself “Ski Town, USA.” But whether you are walking down Main Street, carving down Mount Werner, cheering on jumpers at Howelsen Hill or just soaking it all in at a mineral hot spring, Steamboat Springs, Colo., earns its title.