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  • 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...
  • Pa. man seriously hurt, will be charged after trying to launch firework from his groin: police

    07/09/2021 9:07:00 AM PDT · by lightman · 69 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 9 July A.D. 2021 | Sarah Cassi
    A Pennsylvania man was severely injured after trying to launch a firework from his groin on July 4th, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department report. Police were called a little before 10:30 p.m. Sunday to assist an ambulance called for a firework-related injury with heavy bleeding at a home on Summit Drive in Mount Pocono. Police said there was a “large gathering at the home,” and aerial fireworks were being discharged as officers arrived. Antonio Giannelli was inside the house, and had suffered injuries and burns after he attempted to launch a rocket from his groin, police said. Police said the...
  • Columbus goalie Matiss Kivlenieks, 24, died of chest trauma after fireworks incident, autopsy says

    07/05/2021 2:37:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 7/05/21
    A medical examiner in Michigan says an autopsy has determined that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast, and not a fall as authorities previously reported. Police in Novi, Michigan, said the mortar-style firework tilted slightly and started to fire toward people nearby Sunday night. The 24-year-old Kivleniek was in a hot tub and tried to get clear with several other people, police Lieutenant Jason Meier said. The fire department and EMTs got to the private home shortly after 10 p.m. and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced...
  • Fireworks stand explodes, El Paso TX

    07/05/2021 9:47:15 AM PDT · by plain talk · 37 replies
    USA ^ | Jul 3, 2020 | Youtube
  • Fireworks meant for July 4th display in Maryland's Ocean City accidentally explode

    07/04/2021 1:29:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/04/2021 | Elizabeth Joseph and Alaa Elassar,
    First responders initially thought a car was on fire, but when they arrived at the scene they discovered there was "an unintentional discharge of fireworks" being set up for the show, the Ocean City Fire Department said in a Facebook post Sunday morning. The employees declined transport to a local hospital, and no other beach or boardwalk visitors were injured as a result of the explosion... Fire marshals are on scene and continue their investigation into the fireworks discharge. All fireworks celebrations in Ocean City have been canceled out of "an abundance of caution," the Ocean City Fire Department confirmed...
  • The hidden toll of July Fourth fireworks

    07/04/2021 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Bloodandgravy · 76 replies
    National Geographic ^ | JULY 2, 2021 | MADELEINE STONE
    It’s no secret that fireworks can cause some serious air pollution, in the United States as well as in other countries where holiday displays are common, like China and India. But not everyone is equally at risk from the noxious particles that suffuse the sky during our pyrotechnic light shows. In California, for example, vulnerable populations are more exposed to fireworks pollution on the Fourth of July.
  • [LIVE RALLY THREAD] Trump MAGA Sarasota, Florida Rally about to get underway. Day of Celebration and Trump speech at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 2:00 PM.

    MAGA Trump 4th of July rally celebration, about to get underway...folks gathering early. Hope the weather holds up decently. Post your comments and photos!!! Go Trumpie!!!
  • The Grand Old American Pastime Of Blowing Things Up

    07/02/2021 10:37:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2021 | Elle Reynolds
    In judicious hands, the ability to blow things up represents Americans' fearless legacy of harnessing the powers of nature in the pursuit of innovationWhen I was a kid, we always celebrated Independence Day by going down to my grandparents’ house. They lived on a lake, and you could walk five houses down in either direction and know just about every single neighbor, half of whom were relatives. After an afternoon of eating boiled peanuts and hot dogs and jumping off the dock, all the kids knew the best part came when it got dark. We’d all go out to the...
  • 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks explodes in Los Angeles, injures 17 people, including 9 police

    07/01/2021 10:50:52 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 38 replies
    National Post / Reuters ^ | July 1, 2021 | Kanishka Singh and Steve Gorman
    At least nine Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers and one agent of the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were among those hurt, all suffering minor injuries, the city fire department said in a statement... The collection of more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks was seized in a pre-July 4 holiday sweep. The accident occurred as police bomb squad officers were in the process of confiscating the cache in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, the LAPD said on Twitter... “Some of the fireworks were being stored in our bomb squad trailer as a precautionary measure. Unknown at...