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Idaho July Fourth celebration doubles number of fireworks

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The number of fireworks at the annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration in Idaho Falls is primed to double.

The Post Register reported Frank VanderSloot announced the upgrade Tuesday.

VanderSloot says they’re going to paint the skies in a whole different way. The celebration is being held at the Snake River Landing for the first time.

VanderSloot expects about 60,000 people to show up.



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Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to U.S.

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Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was “overwhelmed with gratitude.”