Fourth of July

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Authorities and witnesses say a man fired gunshots hurting at least two people in a suburban Detroit neighborhood as fireworks were being set off, leading to a hours-long standoff with police.


The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

Firefighters are cautioning you to put safety first when using fireworks in the upcoming few days. 

Fourth Of July Celebrations In Downtown Lansing

Jul 4, 2018
Michigan Capitol
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If you’re wondering what City of Lansing celebrations are going on for the Fourth of July, here’s the scoop from WKAR’s Katie Cook.


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Independence Day is the biggest grilling day of the year, and grill-masters all over the country are going to be putting their skills to the test. While grilling is an age-old technique, you can look to science to perfect your craft. On today's episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega uncover the science behind making the best (and safest!) grilled meat.

As you’re preparing for Fourth of July celebrations tomorrow, remember to stay safe and follow the laws if you’re going to set off fireworks. WKAR’s Katie Cook has some reminders for you.


Here's a list of the Independence Day firework festivities occurring this week in Mid-Michigan. For more information regarding any single event, please visit that township's website.