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Worst Night Ever for Illegal Fireworks, Says Fresno Fire Department

One look at the Fresno sky on Saturday night might have told you it was the worst night ever for illegal fireworks. Confirmation came from events on the ground. According to the Fresno Fire Department, it answered 135 calls for fires on the Fourth of July. And, at 10:18 p.m. overwhelmed...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe on Fourth of July

Although it's a day of loud and joyful celebration for the human species, Independence Day is notoriously traumatizing for many pets. "The Fourth of July is probably the hardest holiday for all the pets in the community," says Devon Prendergast, Community Relations Coordinator at Valley Animal Center. She says the...

Military Hardware at Lincoln Memorial for Trump's Big July 4

WASHINGTON — The military hardware is moving into place. So are the protesters. And, ever the showman, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" on the National Mall for the Fourth of July. Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for this year's Independence...

Trump Says Tanks Will Be Part of His July Fourth Celebration

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn't taking "no tanks" for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams...

Confusion Reigns as Trump's July 4 Plans Remain a Mystery

WASHINGTON — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the Washington Monument or shift to...

How Much Snow at Mammoth? Enough to Last Until 4th of July.

Mammoth Mountain says so much snow has fallen this winter that the slopes will be open to skiing and boarding through the Fourth of July, at least. The popular resort in California's Eastern Sierra reported Wednesday that the latest storm is adding to its summit season total — which is...

News To Celebrate: A July 4 Cookout Costs Less This Year

A cookout for the Fourth of July will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Farm Bureau’s informal survey indicates the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.07, or $5.51 per person....

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