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4:06 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Fourth of July in Fulton honors military

Fulton community members celebrate the Fourth of July, in the city's second annual Independence Day parade, July 4, 2013.
Credit Mary Kate Burgess / KBIA

Hot dogs, American flags, and the cheers of children were among the sights and sounds in the air today at Fulton’s 2nd annual Fourth of July parade.

This year’s parade in Fulton honors the city’s WWII veterans, and members of the military. 

Fulton resident Ellie Fritz said she loves Independence Day, and thinks the parade was especially meaningful this year: “It’s a tribute, especially for the WWII veterans, but all veterans,” Fritz said.  “ But a special emphasis on WWII this year.”

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8:50 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Police step up patrols on DWI and other violations for holiday week

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Missouri public-safety officials are cracking down on DUI and other violations this Independence Day holiday.  There will be more officers than usual patrolling Columbia throughout fourth of July weekend.  In addition to at least one scheduled DWI checkpoint, officers will also patrol major highways and busy streets for unsafe and aggressive drivers. 

Some efforts have already begun.  This past weekend one DWI arrest was made in Cole County and 406 vehicles were stopped during a checkpoint at U.S. 54 on Hammond Drive.  \

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8:17 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Columbia Police Department steps up fireworks patrols

Bob Gerau is the owner of Bob's Fireworks, located just outside Columbia.
George Varney KBIA

Extra patrol officers from the Columbia Police Department are scheduled to enforce fireworks ordinances from July 1 to July 5. While the police department typically has extra officers on duty around this time every year, this is the first year possession of fireworks is illegal in the city limits.

Columbia Police Department spokesperson Latisha Stroer is asking that individuals with fireworks complaints call the non-emergency number at (573) 442-6131 and not 9-1-1.

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5:21 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Columbia Council outlaws possession of fireworks

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It’s now against the law to possess fireworks within the city of Columbia. City Council members voted Monday night to amend the city code, making it easier for police to enforce fireworks restrictions. Owner of Bob’s Fireworks, Bob Gereau says the change could hurt his business since many of his customers live in Columbia.

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