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Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD’s Miller: Drones Will Become More Popular, Commonplace

After a Florida man made headlines for video of a fireworks display in Florida with a drone, the NYPD on Monday addressed worries about whether the same could happen in New York.

07/07/2014

Fireworks in Jersey City on Fourth of July, 2014 (Credit: Veronica Posse/Facebook)

Spectators Surprised At Liberty State Park Fireworks Display

It was like a fireworks ambush as thousands of people looking out toward the Statue of Liberty were suddenly surprised by fireworks much closer.

07/04/2014

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Weather Forecast Forces Stamford To Push Fireworks Show Back To Saturday

Mayor David Martin said the move was made because there the weather forecast is calling for a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Thursday night.

07/02/2014

Dog frightened by fireworks (Credit: CBS 2)

Pyrotechnic Pageantry Comes With Safety Issues For People And Pets

Fireworks come with their fair share of safety hazards, and not just for people.

07/02/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Guide to the Fourth Of July will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

07/01/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

Pennsylvania Fireworks Purchases

New York, New Jersey Residents Head To Pennsylvania To Risk Buying Fireworks

Every Fourth of July, there is a mad rush to Pennsylvania to buy fireworks wherever it is legal to buy them. But it is not legal to bring fireworks back to New York or New Jersey.

06/27/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

Officials investigate after fireworks explode in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx on Dec. 30, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Rattled After Fireworks Go Off In Bronx Park

The incident prompted the city to send out a notification to subscribers to its emergency alert system at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday.

12/31/2013

The 2012 Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tighter Security, Road Closures For NYC’s July Fourth Fireworks Show

The NYPD will use seven helicopters, 16 harbor unit boats and dozens of new mobile cameras and bomb-sniffing dogs for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2013 show.

07/04/2013

Fireworks police said were seized from a home in Queens on Wednesday, June 3, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Police: 50 Boxes Of Fireworks Seized From Home Of Queens Man

Undercover officers purchased $500 worth of fireworks from 26-year George Liakas Tuesday night, police said.

07/04/2013

The 2012 Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Macy’s To Show Off New Tricks At July 4th Fireworks Show

The show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.

07/03/2013

Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner in front of an expanded Hudson-Bergen Light Rail car in Hoboken, N.J. - July 3, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

NJ TRANSIT Adding Longer Cars To Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Starting Thursday, with Hudson River fireworks viewing in mind, NJ TRANSIT will be adding cars that are 37 feet longer to some trains.

07/03/2013

WEST NEW YORK, NJ - JULY 04:  Fireworks are displayed during the 2012 Macy's Fireworks Spectacular over the Hudson River from Port Imperial on July 4, 2012 in West New York,  New Jersey.   (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Grand Spectacle Coming For 4th Of July Fireworks On Hudson River

Plans are set for the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, and organizers said quite a spectacle is in order.

06/29/2013

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