Independence Day

A fireworks display with people in foreground watching
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Dan Weinbaum
May 21, 2020 - 11:34 am
A number of cities in the Kansas City Metro have called off this year's 4th of July firework displays due to the pandemic and budget constraints.
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Bill Grady
July 02, 2019 - 6:11 am
Every year people are warned about the dangers of discharging firearms to celebrate holidays like Independence Day or New Year's Day, but there is another angle to consider. Some people believe shooting a gun upward is safer if it's a smaller caliber. The idea is that no one would be hurt by a...
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Kara Marxer
June 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
The city of Blue Springs sent out 20,000 postcards to remind citizens to be good neighbors when it comes to using fireworks. Independence Day is less than two weeks away. The city wants people to follow the rules to avoid fires, injuries and noise complaints. "Be legal, use the right fireworks,...
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Kara Marxer
July 03, 2017 - 7:20 am
The Fourth of July does not have to be a terrifying experience for dogs if their owners take a few precautions, animal experts say. People with animals who are skiddish around fireworks and other loud noises are often left with a very nervous pet, whimpering and hiding under furniture. There are a...
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June 30, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Worlds of Fun What: Celebrate America fireworks; free admission for military July 4 When: 10 p.m. July 1-4 Where: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. Liberty What: Liberty 4th Fest with food trucks, beer garden, family activities, live music and fireworks When: 5:30 p.m. July 3 Where: Fountain Bluff Sports...
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