The SPCA says to keep an eye on your dogs this 4th of July
Posted on 7/4/2018 2:18:00 AM.

July 5 is one of the busiest days for animal shelters as unrestrained dogs flee their homes from fear of fireworks the night before.

Louisiana SPCA spokesperson Alicia Haefele says the fireworks might be fun for us, but can bring man’s best friend unwanted anxiety.
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State fire marshal: make sure your fireworks are legal
Posted on 7/3/2018 4:11:00 AM.

Independence Day means pyro for many celebrating the holiday. Although fireworks are dangerous, it’s important that you do take into consideration several factors to reduce the risk of negative outcomes if you choose to fire up the festivities.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says start by making sure your fireworks are legal in your area.
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Hottest temperatures of summer arrive for Fourth of July
Posted on 7/3/2017 4:05:00 PM.

If you like hot and sticky weather, then you’ll enjoy this Independence Day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s almost no chance of rain, and winds are pumping in high humidity levels from the Gulf of Mexico.

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More people than ever traveling for the Independence Day weekend
Posted on 6/30/2016 4:10:00 AM.

Starting today through Monday, more Americans than ever are expected to be hitting the road for the 4th of July weekend. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says close to 43 million people will be traveling over the holiday, which is five million more than Memorial Day.

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Firework safety a priority for Independence Day
Posted on 7/3/2015 4:27:00 AM.
Safety with fireworks during 4th of July celebrations should be a top priority. State Fire Marshall Butch Browning wants everyone to enjoy this holiday but take time to understand the precautions that come along with fireworks.
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'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign begins today
Posted on 7/2/2015 3:56:00 AM.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announces their Independence Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins today.  Deputy Director Ken Trull says their goal is to remove impaired drivers from the roadway and save lives.  
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Gas prices at all time low for Independence Day
Posted on 7/1/2015 2:27:00 PM.
As many travelers hit the road today, they'll be seeing the lowest gas prices for the Independence Day holiday in years. Gregg Laskoski with says when drivers pull up to the pump, they'll be paying about 95 cents a gallon less than last year.
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AAA projects a lot of people traveling for 4th of July
Posted on 7/1/2015 3:22:00 AM.
The American Automobile Association projects nearly 42 million Americans will travel for the 4th of July holiday, the most since 2007. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says the fact that Independence Day falls on a weekend helps but that's not the only reason people are out on the road.
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Louisianans Expected to Spend Big for Independence Day Festivites
Posted on 6/20/2013 9:55:00 PM.

Spending on the Independence Day holiday is projected to be up sharply this year, with Louisiana out-spending the national average. The study was done by the Visa credit card company, and spokesman Nat Sillin says expected spending will be up 58% over last year.
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