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The aftermath of a fireworks accident - Centereach, NY - Jul 5, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Man Seriously Injured In Fireworks Accident Outside Centereach Home

Debris from a fireworks show, along with blue-colored hospital gloves, remains on the ground outside a home in Centereach following a scary accident during a 4th of July bash.

07/05/2011

Fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the Macy's fireworks display (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

July 4th Fireworks Can Be Jarring To War Veterans

Rockland County Veterans Services´╗┐ coordinator Jerry Donnellan says 40 years after Vietnam, he still reacts to explosions. He says wants veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to know he can get them help.

07/04/2011

Fireworks explode over the Hudson River (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Millions Expected At Macy’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

Technicians have been hard at work for almost two weeks making sure all 40,000 digitally-assigned fireworks launch on queue tonight.

07/04/2011

Fireworks (file / credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

History Of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Anthem

Have you ever wondered why our national anthem ends with a question — “Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

07/04/2011

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NYC’s 5 Best Spots For Food & Fireworks On July 4th

Looking to pair your view of July 4th fireworks with some classic all-American fair? Everyone knows the party isn’t really at the beach. Here’s where to enjoy the city’s best Independence Day eats.

07/03/2011

Firecrackers and bottle rockets (Photo by Michael Smith/Getty Images)

Economy Could Help Ease Restrictions Of Fireworks Sales In Tri-State Area

While the sale of fireworks is illegal in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Delaware, beaches and backyards in those states and others could be more explosive than ever this year.

07/03/2011

Suffolk County police set up a road block in Port Jefferson checking seatbelts and driving violations on July 1, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Police Cracking Down On Illegal Fireworks, Drunk Driving Over Holiday Weekend

All across the Tri-state area, police are out with eagle eyes making sure you stay safe this holiday weekend.

07/02/2011

Fireworks (file / credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks To Light Up Sky Over Eisenhower Park In East Meadow On Saturday

The show will be held Saturday night, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater.

07/01/2011

Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Weekend Brings Increased Police Presence To Jersey Shore

Going into this holiday weekend, there will be extra eyes on roads and on the water. Police are stepping up patrols to crack down on illegal fireworks, drunk driving and boating.

07/01/2011

Fireworks are seen on the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Macy’s Fireworks Preparations Underway On Staten Island

The Macy’s folks say this year’s show is going to be a 25-minute show with more colors, shapes and effects.

06/30/2011

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Residents From New York & New Jersey Flock To Pennsylvania To Buy Fireworks

Every year leading up to the Fourth of July, there is a rush to buy fireworks out of state. This year is no different. An 18-year-old from Yonkers and his father — who wouldn’t reveal their names — said Tuesday that this July 4 will be a blast.

06/28/2011

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NYC’s 5 Best Bars & Parties For July 4th

Don’t fight for your perch among the masses clawing for that ideal viewing spot . Instead, reserve one that guarantees a panoramic view and some of the best food and cocktails in the land.

06/28/2011

Fireworks (file / credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jones Beach Fans Will Have A Different Fireworks Show To Enjoy

It’s not the Jones Beach fireworks, but it is guaranteed to dazzle.

06/28/2011

Fireworks (credit: AP)

Jones Beach 4th Of July Fireworks Show Canceled Again Over Safety Concerns

The show had been held annually for 15 years before officials at the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation determined there were not enough trained park police officers to safely hold the display.

06/21/2011

Fireworks (credit: AP)

Red Bank Plans Fines For Disorderly Conduct During July 4 Fireworks Display

Thinking of acting up during Red Bank’s July 4 fireworks? Better start saving now. The borough plans to slap the maximum fines of $2,500 for those convicted of disorderly conduct, public drinking or other misbehavior.

06/13/2011

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