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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with attorney Wayne Hogan about Georgia’s new law that makes it illegal to use hand-held phones while driving and whether he thinks Florida should pass a ban of its own (01:11).

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A lot of people will be ending their Wednesday sitting on blankets on the beach watching fireworks over the Atlantic.

Fireworks over the St. Johns River
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Just because July Fourth falls on a Wednesday this year doesn’t mean it has to be a less of a celebration. Several Northeast Florida cities and businesses are planning fireworks displays and parties to celebrate the nation’s 242nd Independence Day.

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There’s no shortage of pyrotechnic displays on the First Coast this weekend.

Palm Coast got a jump on everyone else by having its fireworks show Friday, July 3, at Central Park in Town Center.

St. Augustine will light up the skies over the Matanzas River at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. City officials recommend checking out the official Fourth of July information site for the latest traffic and parking lot information. / City of Jacksonville