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Enjoy Your Fourth of July With These Fireworks-Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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MDOT Suspends Construction for Fourth of July Holiday

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that they will suspend construction on 110 of 145 projects across the state in an effort to make travel easier for Fourth of July travelers.

Beginning at 3 p

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Flint City Hall to Close for Independence Day Holiday

The City of Flint has announced that City Hall will be closed for the Independence Holiday on Thursday, July 3rd and Friday, July 4th. The City of Flint also announced that waste collection will not take place on Independence Day, but will resume on Saturday, July 5th

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AAA: Over One Million Michiganders Planning Independence Day Getaway

With Independence Day coming up later this week, AAA Travel is projecting 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more to celebrate. The Independence Holiday period is defined as Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6

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MSP Reports Increase in Traffic Fatalities over Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The Michigan State Police has announced preliminary reports indicate 11 people lost their lives in 10 separate traffic crashes during the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend. In comparison, four people died in traffic crashes during the 2012 Fourth of July holiday weekend

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Police Begin Drunk Driving Crackdown for Fourth of July Holiday

The Michigan State Police (MSP), in connection with 160 agencies across the state, have begun their drunk driving crackdown for the Fourth of July holiday period.

The extra enforcement began on Monday and will run through Sunday, July 7th

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AAA Michigan: Nearly 1.4 Million Planning Travel for Fourth of July

Nearly 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel on vacation during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday according to AAA Michigan.

That number represents a one-percent drop from last year due to this year's holiday falling on a Thursday and is a day less than last year's holiday period

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State Police Celebrate 35 Years of Operation C.A.R.E.

This Fourth of July, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is again reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel. For the 35th consecutive year, MSP troopers are joining other state police and highway patrol agencies in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

Thankfully this year, many communities throughout Michigan are still able to afford their annual fireworks displays. Next year? That may be a different story (yeah, I'm talking about you Detroit).

While the festivities are STILL here, grab your family, a blanket or chairs, pack some snacks and go out and celebrate this country's Independence and enjoy the fireworks!

 

 

 

  • Information on Genesee County Fireworks displays can be found here.
  • Information on Lapeer County Firewo
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Sec. of State Offices to be Closed for Fourth of July Holiday

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds customers that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will close on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver's license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew

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