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How It’s Made: Fireworks

Even though fireworks is a multi-million dollar industry, using computerized launch systems and the like, the general principles behind fireworks have remain unchanged for centuries.

Take a look at this scene from Science Channel's 'How It's Made' as they discuss fireworks and what goes into that big sparkly boom.

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‘Thomas Jefferson’ Recites the Declaration on Independence Day

A local man who's known for dressing up as Thomas Jefferson and reciting the Declaration of Independence will be doing so several times on July 4.

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State Troopers Have Some Safety Tips For Holiday Travelers

Families around the nation will be traveling this weekend to spend time with loved ones for the Independence Day holiday. Louisiana State Troopers are reminding us that we have to be extra careful as the highways fill up with motorists.

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Celebrate Independence Day With A Refreshing Dip

July 4th will be filled with fireworks, barbecues, and, for the lucky few that own or live near a pool, a nice cooling swim to knock the temperature down a few notches.

Luckily for Shreveport residents, Shreveport Parks And Recreation has decided to open up one of its city run pools on Independence Day to help families beat the heat.

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How Patriotic Is Louisiana?

The 4th of July is less than a week away, which makes it a good time for personal finance website WalletHub to release its list of 2016's Most Patriotic States.

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July 4th Fireworks & Outdoor Cooking Safety

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the Shreveport Fire Department offers up some fireworks and outdoor cooking tips to help us keep our holiday safe and accident-free.

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Local Police & Fire Departments Prepare for July 4 Holiday

Police officers, sheriff's deputies and firefighters are sending out reminders and advice for residents so we can all have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.

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Great Raft Brewing Celebrates ‘Independents Day’

An annual event at Shreveport's Great Raft Brewing celebrates locally-owned businesses with a day-long schedule of events.

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When Do Fireworks Go on Sale in Shreveport-Bossier for July 4 Celebrating?

Independence Day is right around the corner and for many, that celebration includes fireworks.

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July 4th Fireworks Shows in and Near Shreveport and Bossier City

There are plenty 4th of July celebrations going on throughout the Ark-La-Tex, including some near Shreveport and Bossier City. Here are some of the biggest fireworks displays, city by city...

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These Fourth of July Fireworks Fail Videos are Dangerous and Hilarious

July 4th is a time to celebrate America's independence, hang out with friends and family and marvel at how stupid some people can be when it comes to firework safety. Instead of putting your own life and limb at risk this Independence Day, check out these hilarious and unsafe fireworks displays caught on video.

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Firework Ban For Bossier Parish And Shreveport City Limits

At a 10am news conference came word that a coalition of area fire department’s decided to ban the sale and use of fireworks through the end of the month for Bossier Parishes AND the City of Shreveport. 

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