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  • Florida man accused of pointing gun at people lighting Fourth of July fireworks in neighborhood

    07/07/2023 2:17:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies ^ | July 5, 2023 | Brandon Hogan
    PALM COAST, Fla. – A Palm Coast man arrested Tuesday is accused of pointing a handgun at people in his neighborhood over Fourth of July fireworks they were lighting in the street, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded around 9:45 p.m. to an address along Rymen Lane, making contact with Christopher Lemke, 70, the subject of a 911 caller’s report to Flagler dispatchers. The caller accused Lemke of pulling a gun on them because he was upset about fireworks going off along the street in front of his house, but Lemke denied the threat and told deputies...
  • Did Hunter Biden Have the Sniffles Last Night While Watching the 4th of July Fireworks at the White House? (Video)

    07/05/2023 7:16:10 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-5-2023 | Kristinn Taylor
    Video posted of Hunter Biden while watching the Fourth of July fireworks show from the Truman Balcony at the White House Tuesday night has people wondering if the First Son had a case of the sniffles–or something else– in the wake of the Secret Service discovering cocaine in the White House West Wing on Sunday while the Biden family was away at Camp David. Hunter is due to face a sweetheart deal on federal tax charges at the end of July, as well as a diversion for a gun charge based on his being a self-admitted cocaine addict. In the...
  • First time in 70 years I am experiencing no fireworks on July 4 in America. This is Tampa, FL. It is very quiet.

    07/04/2023 5:52:11 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 140 replies
    July 04, 2023 | Self
    If you don't know what you are celebrating, why make any noise about it?
  • Illegal fireworks destroy North Seattle townhomes, displacing drag queens

    07/04/2023 9:25:20 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    King 5 News ^ | 7-3-23 | Maddie White
    Two drag performers and roommates are removing their damaged items from their North Seattle townhome after it went up in flames Saturday due to somebody else’s illegal fireworks. "This isn’t just our home, it’s also our place of work. We get ready here," said Sreya, who preferred to go by their drag name. "And I design for other performers.” No injuries were reported, but residents of three townhomes were displaced. Investigators ruled the fire was accidental and likely caused by fireworks. They estimated the loss to be $100,000. At 12:38 a.m., more than an hour after the fire was first...
  • Several Fireworks Shows in L.A. County Canceled over Environmental Regulations

    07/03/2023 5:37:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/2023 | Joel B Pollack
    Several Fourth of July fireworks displays in Los Angeles County have been canceled due to new environmental regulations aimed at reducing pollution in local waters. Though some fireworks shows were able to comply with the new permit requirements, at least one company, Pyro Spectaculars, said that they were unsafe. The Los Angeles Times reported:[T]he L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a protective fireworks display permit in late May, which requires new best practices aimed at reducing plastics and other pollution that could fall into oceans or marinas from fireworks displays.
  • We became complacent,’: Family responds to viral firework video | NewsNation Prime Video— 5 1/2 min

    06/29/2023 8:39:27 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/4/2022 | News nation
    A suburban family is hoping to clear the air after their Fourth of July firework video accidentally sparked a viral reaction. Markie Martin reports.
  • EXCLUSIVE: National Parks Service Denies Gov. Noem’s Request For Mt. Rushmore Fireworks Over ‘Adverse Effect’ On Local Tribes

    01/13/2023 10:43:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2023 | Henry Rodgers
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received a letter Thursday from the National Park Service rejecting her request for Independence Day fireworks at Mount Rushmore. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which was sent by Michell Wheatley to Wanda Goodman, who works for the Governor at the South Dakota Department of Tourism. In the letter, Wheatley mentions that local tribes view the fireworks as an “adverse effect” on their traditional cultural views. “Fireworks continue to be viewed by multiple Tribes as an adverse effect on the traditional cultural landscape,” Wheatley wrote in the letter. “This view was expressed by...
  • NYC billionaire Tony Malkin’s New Year’s Eve fireworks sparked New Zealand fire, enraging neighbors

    01/05/2023 5:52:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/05/2023
    A New York City billionaire staged a private New Year’s Eve display that set a hillside ablaze near his New Zealand estate — and nearby residents are reportedly smoking mad. Empire State Building magnate Tony Malkin set off the extravagant display on his complex in Central Otago, near Queensland, as the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1 — torching more than an acre of grass and sparking a frenzy... Malkin, CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, owner of the iconic Manhattan building, set off the fireworks despite a petition from neighbors opposing it... The blaze tore through 1.2 acres of...
  • San Antonio man killed by fireworks after lighting one on his head

    07/06/2022 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 129 replies
    KSAT ^ | Julie Marino and Ben Spicer
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was killed by fireworks on Monday night, according to the San Antonio Police Department. It happened around 12:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Harriman Place on the city’s Southwest Side. The medical examiner’s office identified the man killed as Pablo Ruiz, 43. His cause of death was determined to be a head injury due to a fireworks mishap/incident. According to police, a witness and Ruiz were shooting fireworks and had been drinking when he decided to light a mortar-style firework from on top of his head. Police said the firework exploded from...
  • Fireworks - Beethoven's 9th - Happy 4th!

    07/04/2022 4:42:44 PM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2018 | Mary Van Deusen
    Fireworks for the 4th. With sincere thanks to our Founding Fathers.
  • No Fourth of July fireworks? California cities cancel pyrotechnics shows amid investigation

    Multiple Southern California fireworks shows have been canceled following a state investigation into the company hired to provide the pyrotechnics. The cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, La Puente and Lynwood were among those forced to cancel or revise their shows after the California State Fire Marshal raided the warehouse of Exposhows Inc. in Kern County,,,,, ,, ,.,David MacCormick, a spokesman for Exposhows, said via email that the company is a "small family owned business that has been providing safe entertainment to communities in California for decades." He said that the display fireworks in their possession were all legally purchased and that...
  • 'I would have answered the door': Ripon family horrified by San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office raid of home in fireworks investigation

    06/18/2022 12:59:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    KCRA ^ | June 18, 2022 | Lee Anne Denyer
    A San Joaquin County family is calling on the sheriff’s office to answer questions about why and how they raided the family’s Ripon home Wednesday, with guns drawn and shields up, and children inside. “Over the PA, they were saying, ‘Come out with your hands up with no weapons,” said Nicole McCurdy, who experienced the ordeal alongside her 3-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter. “I want to know why they had to use, why they had to point guns at me and my children. I would have answered the door.”
  • 1 dead, 3 firefighters hurt when fireworks explode in North Carolina farm fire

    06/11/2022 6:25:46 AM PDT · by deport News Staff ^ | June 11, 2022 | News Staff
    LA GRANGE, N.C. — One person is dead and three firefighters were hurt when a brush fire on a North Carolina farm caused fireworks to ignite and explode on Friday, authorities said. Firefighters were dispatched as flames from a field being burned off spread and approached a nearby building. The blaze detonated the fireworks stored in a container, according to multiple media outlets.The fireworks exploded shortly after officials arrived hurting four and damaging fire department equipment, according to WTVD.
  • Accused subway shooter Frank James bought smoke bombs, other fireworks in Wisconsin

    04/13/2022 7:02:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/13/2022 | By Jack Morphet, William Farrington and Mark Lungariello
    MILWAUKEE, WI. – The smoke bombs used by the crazed man accused in the Brooklyn subway shooting were purchased at a store in Wisconsin, not far from the site of the 2020 Kenosha shootings. Frank James, 62, who’s been hit with federal terror-related offenses over the N-train bloodshed, bought the smoke bombs and other fireworks on June 21, 2021 at Phantom Fireworks in Racine County, according to a receipt of his purchase obtained by The Post.
  • Gov. Noem rails against National Park Service over Mt. Rushmore fireworks permit

    03/18/2022 9:04:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued a statement Tuesday condemning the National Park Service's decision to deny a permit for fireworks at Mount Rushmore for the second time since President Joe Biden took office. "Mount Rushmore is the best place in America to celebrate our nation's birthday — I just wish President Biden could see that," Noem said. "Last year, the President hypocritically held a fireworks celebration in Washington, D.C., while denying us our own event. This year, it looks like they are planning to do the same." Rushmore's Independence Day celebrations typically last 26 days, occurring from June 15-July...
  • BLM Celebrated Again in London’s Woke NYE Firework Show

    01/02/2022 9:48:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2022 | Nathaniel Charles
    Marxist-led protest group Black Lives Matter was once again featured in London’s woke New Year’s Eve fireworks show, the latest politicisation of the once neutral display by London’s left-wing mayoralty. During the British capital’s 2021 New Year’s Eve fireworks display, Brits tuning in across the country were once again subjected to far-left propaganda during what, in normal times, would be an apolitical moment for amusement and reflection.
  • 'Can I ask you guys to shut it down?' Moment Chicago 'Karen' gatecrashes neighbor's Christmas party at 11:10pm to demand music is stopped music at 11:10pm - only to be unceremoniously escorted straight back out

    12/27/2021 7:19:43 PM PST · by Trillian · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 December 2021 | David Averre
    This is the moment a so-called Karen trespassed into a family's home in Chicago to complain about the noise of their Christmas party - only to be quickly thrown out by furious family members. The video, posted on TikTok by user Katy Ileana, shows a family delighting in Christmas celebrations as they open presents in their kitchen on the evening of December 24, as is traditional for many Hispanic Americans. Suddenly, a grey haired, bespectacled woman enters through the kitchen door with her arms in the air and says: 'Can I ask you guys to shut it down? 'It's about...
  • Paris cancels New Year's Eve fireworks due to omicron concerns

    12/19/2021 1:23:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Thehill ^ | 12/19/2021 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Officials in Paris have canceled New Year’s Eve firework festivities due to the growing concern about the fast spreading omicron COVID-19 variant, reported. A scientific panel suggested on Friday that authorities “should impose significant restrictions” due to increasing caseloads.
  • Vanity - well, it looks as though I'm moving to WEST VIRGINIA

    09/28/2021 4:08:50 PM PDT · by Ladysforest · 91 replies
    Hi All! We are finally doing it - fleeing New York State! I haven't posted in forever, so I hope I'm doing this right.
  • ‘Apparent miscalculation’ suspected in LAPD fireworks explosion in South L.A.: Preliminary investigation

    07/19/2021 1:54:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    ktla ^ | Jul 19, 2021 | Nouran Salahieh, Gene Kang
    An “apparent miscalculation” in the weight of fireworks detonated by police is suspected in the explosion that shook a South Los Angeles neighborhood late last month, according to a preliminary findings released Monday. What was meant to be a safe detonation of homemade fireworks ended in an explosion that injured 17 people on June 30 in the 700 block of East 27th Street, where police had spent the day seizing a large cache of fireworks from a home. Officials said a Los Angeles Police Department squad opted to detonate some of fireworks that were “leaking” and they deemed to be...