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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

The 4th Brought Out the Best and the Worst in People

Another Independence Day has come and gone and with it another round of Fourth of July celebrations featuring cookouts and fireworks. Unfortunately, the holiday also brought out the worst in some people.  

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

It’s Independence Day and We Should Call It That!

Most people only know it as the Fourth of July. A day for picnics, flag waving parades, and fireworks. When I grew up most people referred to it as Independence Day. I wish we would still call it that, today.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Wavering Aquatic Center Closed July 4 and 5

When the Fourth of July arrives, people plan outdoor activities like watching fireworks, picnics and a visit to the local swimming pool. If you choose to do the latter in Quincy you will have only one option this weekend and that option is Indian Mounds Pool.  

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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015. There will be several fireworks displays in the area in the days leading up to, during, and following the Fourth of July weekend. Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding communities.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Fireworks! What’s Legal and What’s Not

American's love their fireworks but there are laws regarding the use of fireworks. With that in mind, the Quincy Police Department has released the following information to the public.

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Another Rainy Week Possible, 30% Chance of Rain for the Fourth

If you've been asking yourself when the rain will stop in northeast Missouri and western Illinois, the answer is - apparently not this week.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Here Are Some Fourth of July Tips for Dog Owners

If you are among the many pet owners who plan to include their pet in upcoming July 4 festivities, you are far from alone. Animal Medical Clinics of Quincy offers these tips to help ensure a safe and happy holiday:

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Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Troop B Missouri Officers Participate in Operation C.A.R.E

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B officers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. during the 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend.

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Fourth of July Parade - Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Register for the Parade, Fence Painting and Talent Show During National Tom Sawyer Days

The Hannibal Jaycees are accepting applications for upcoming National Tom Sawyer Days events, including the Fourth of July Parade, Hannibal's Got Talent talent show, and National Fence Painting Contest.

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Michael Boyle, Getty Images
Michael Boyle, Getty Images

Dogs and Fireworks Are NOT a Good Mix

Before you head out for a fireworks display, please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs. They find the loud noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog make it through the Fourth of July festivities.

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