People who live near False River say they're not scared; Flesh-eating bacteria in waterways

Many may be celebrating their holiday on the water, but be careful. One person has died and three others have been hospitalized from a flesh-eating bacteria on the Gulf Coast according to the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Family shocked by Fourth of July murder

A day that was supposed to be filled with family and laughter quickly crumbled Thursday morning for Annie McCarty when her brother-in-law, Ron Derison, was shot and killed.

VIDEO: LA military sends greetings to loved ones on 4th of July

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System releases military greetings every holiday.

Baton Rouge Zoo continues search for Bald Eagle on nation’s birthday

The irony that a symbol of America went missing the day before the nation’s birthday does not escape officials at the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Obama celebrates America's independence

President Obama used his weekly address Thursday to sound a happy birthday for the United States of America.

Statue of Liberty reopens as weather, sequester dampen Fourth of July

Lady Liberty reopened her doors to the huddled masses Thursday, a big bright spot for an Independence Day dampened by soaking rains and canceled fireworks celebrations elsewhere in the country.

Coney Island hot dog contest signals normalcy after Sandy

The annual July 4 Coney Island hot dog eating contest is usually a "can't-miss" spectacle, but this year's event means something more.

Your forecast for the 4th: A soggy Southeast; a scorched Southwest

It'll be firecracker hot in the Southwest on the Fourth of July, but if you live in the Southeast, Ohio River Valley and large sections of the Eastern Seaboard, expect rain to pour on your parade.

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Additional $1 million awarded to restoration of False River

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