Today is the deadline for political candidates in Northampton to turn in their nomination papers. Last week former building commissioner Tony Patillo took out papers to run against incumbent Mayor David Narkewicz. Patillo is also collecting signatures for an at-large seat on the City Council. Contested races are shaping up in Wards 2, 6, 7 and possibly Ward 3.
A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.
A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.
Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!
The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.
A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.