Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful volunteers holding signs and chanting for their chosen candidates.
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:
An Oroville man was hospitalized and a police officer injured, after a routine traffic stop turned into an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit said that Matthew Ryan Graham, 24, is a person of interest in the case of his missing infant daughter.
The Paradise Elks Lodge is looking for volunteers to help line the Skyway for the Fourth of July with 1,100 American flags.
The Oroville Dam Fourth of July celebration is expected to be bigger than ever this year. That is thanks to Deliah Robison who nominated the town for an all-expenses-paid party.
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