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    NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) — It’s been nearly a week since a fire forced 16 Northridge families out of their homes. The families lost their homes and belongings in the flames, which the city of L.A. says was started by illegal fireworks on July 4th.  The families lost their homes and belongings in the flames, which the city of L.A. says was started by illegal fireworks on July 4th. Ely Montelongo’s family was on their balcony watching fireworks light up the city...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old woman and a 6-year-old child have been seriously injured by exploding fireworks in Chicago amid a sharp rise in complaints about the pyrotechnic devices, according to fire department officials. WLS-TV reported Friday that the incident occurred the day before on Chicago’s South Side. Both the woman and the child were taken to a nearby hospital Friday night and were listed in serious condition, the report said. Other details werent immediately available. In a previous report,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — An 11-year-old boy has serious injuries because of fireworks in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh confirmed. The mayor reminded residents about the dangers of fireworks at a press conference again Friday. “Yesterday, I spoke to the young boy’s mom. When she [spoke] to me, she started crying, she said, I just need you to tell people how dangerous this is,” Walsh said. The boy is hospitalized and likely has permanent physical damage, as well as psychological trauma, Walsh...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 26-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy are in serious condition after being injured by fireworks Thursday evening, according to fire department officials.The explosion happened at 53rd and Aberdeen Street at around 9:30 p.m.The woman and child were both taken to UChicago Medicine, a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said at the scene.It is illegal to use fireworks under Illinois law, however complaints about fireworks have skyrocketed in Chicago, according to emergency officials.RELATED: Chicago fireworks complaint calls increase by...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Strong-mayor system a bad idea for San Jose Thank you to Les White and Debra Figone, former city managers of San Jose, for their July 7 oped (“Why San Jose voters should reject strong-mayor system”) regarding why San Jose voters should reject a strong-mayor system. It helps to explain how City Hall works for those who don’t know or who are unaware of how city...
    A Brooklyn sneaker store with ties to DJ Khaled had its Thursday grand opening fall apart after chaos erupted in a long line of waiting fans — and fireworks were tossed into the crowd, witnesses told The Post. Roughly 100 sneakerheads had been waiting outside the Snipes store on Flatbush Avenue near the Barclays Center for the 11 a.m. opening when people tried pushing their way inside, one onlooker said. Staffers “wanted an orderly entry and they asked people to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 6-year-old boy was among two people hurt in a fireworks incident in Back of the Yards Thursday evening. The Fire Department said the incident happened at 5336 S. Aberdeen St. The boy was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition, while a 26-year-old woman was taken to the U of C Medical Center, also in serious condition, the Fire Department said. Information from police was not immediately available.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The use of legal and illegal fireworks around Southern California brought the worst air quality to the region in a decade, the South Coast Air Quality Management District reported Wednesday.Concentrations of PM2.5, fine inhalable particles, were 70% higher than previous years between 7 p.m. on the Fourth of July and 7 a.m. the next day in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according...
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — 2020 will end with a bang in Ocean City, Maryland. The town council has voted to have the fireworks show that was canceled on the Fourth of July moved to New Year’s Eve. Normally, the beach town has two firework displays on Independence Day, but instead, the fireworks that would have been used for those shows will be combined into one big display on December 31.
    Air quality in a wide swath of Southern California during the Fourth of July weekend was worse than in any year in the last decade and the cause was likely the increased use of personal fireworks and weather conditions, regulators said. Public fireworks shows were canceled due to coronavirus concerns but there was extensive use of personal fireworks that produced a nonstop barrage of aerial bursts and explosions across the region for hours. Meanwhile, dry, stagnant air trapped the pollution...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Now that 4th has passed, can we stop the fireworks? The fireworks have to stop. I love a good show on the Fourth of July or New Year’s, or perhaps if you’ve taken a trip to Disneyland, but illegal fireworks have been going off nightly in my neighborhood and across the valley, frequently past 2 a.m., since mid-May. The people doing this, through ignorance or...
    ISTANBUL (AP) — A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounded six others, officials said. The fireworks, which were from a factory where an explosion last week killed seven people, were being transported to be destroyed in a controlled explosion in Sakarya, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The material exploded as it was being taken off the truck, and two of the dead were from the bomb disposal unit...
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three Turkish security force members were killed on Thursday when a truck exploded in the northwest of the country as it carried explosives collected from a fireworks factory that blew up last week, the Interior Ministry said. Last Friday a series of large explosions destroyed the fireworks factory in Sakarya province. Seven people died as a result of their injuries. The latest casualties were from the gendarmerie security forces carrying explosives from the factory to a stone...
    ISTANBUL (AP) — A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounded six others, officials said. The fireworks, which were from a factory where an explosion last week killed seven people, were being transported to be destroyed in a controlled explosion in Sakarya, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The material exploded as it was being taken off the truck, and two of the dead were from the bomb disposal unit...
    This undated photo provided by the Shawnee County Department of Corrections shows Austin Bryce Langley. Langley, has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Langley, was charged Tuesday, July 7, 2020, with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and the criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in the July 2 attack in Topeka, Kan. (Shawnee County Department...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — More than 28 tons of illegal fireworks were seized by San Bernardino police and county fire officials in the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July. San Bernardino County Fire was also on high alert for illegal fireworks during the same time period, doing vehicle checks for illegal fireworks at key entry points into the county, particularly on the 15 Freeway from Nevada. San Bernardino County Fire spokeswoman Tracey Martinez said 20 tons of illegal...
    People were left fleeing from a Las Vegas garage after a rogue firework ignited an entire box of them.  A neighborhoods 4th of July celebrations ended in chaos when an entire box of fireworks were set off by accident, according to a witness.  The nail-biting incident took place on Independence Day in a northwestern area of the city not far from Skye Canyon Park. Pictured: Fireworks being accidentally ignited in a Las Vegas garage during last weekends Fourth of...
    By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press A white man has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Austin Bryce Langley, 40, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in the July 2 attack in Topeka. He has past convictions for aggravated battery. Public defender Cindy Sewell didn’t immediately...
    A white man has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Austin Bryce Langley, 40, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in the July 2 attack in Topeka. He has past convictions for aggravated battery. Public defender Cindy Sewell didn’t immediately return a phone message...
    Mollie ran off as the Pasadena sky exploded in fleeting, fiery colors, and Karen Hirst, who owns and loves that silver gray Yorkie-Shih Tzu, hasn’t stopped thinking about her since. “I’ve cried till I thought I couldn’t cry anymore. We went everywhere together. I took her to the bank, shopping, to the doctor. When I got ready to go to work, she would lay on my clothes and make sure I was going to take her,” said Hirst, who got...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago couple said illegal fireworks caused the fire that destroyed their South Side home, leaving them with nothing.Charles and Belle McClandon said they were left with nothing after hearing fireworks go off moments before flames consumed their house.I have 50 years, Belle gasped out. I have 50 years in this house.As many rejoiced at the sight of lights in the Chicago sky over the weekend, their celebration became the McClandons tragedy.Everything has been taken from us,...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Around $10,000 was stolen from a fireworks sale in Anaheim on Saturday that would have benefitted the young ice skaters of Matrix Synchronized Skating. Around $10,000 was stolen from a fireworks sale in Anaheim on Saturday that would have benefitted the young ice skaters of Matrix Synchronized Skating. This year marked the first time the group had scored a coveted TNT Fireworks permit after trying for five years. Matrix earned more than $60,000, and half would be...
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) — The Broomfield Police Department says there was a 182% increase in illegal fireworks calls this year compared to 2019. Broomfield police says they got 134 reports on the 4th of July — the highest in a week long period of specialized fireworks enforcement. From June 28 to July 5 there were 220 calls. There were 78 in that time period last year.
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) — The Broomfield Police Department says there was a 182% increase in illegal fireworks calls this year compared to 2019. Broomfield police says they got 134 reports on the 4th of July — the highest in a week long period of specialized fireworks enforcement. From June 28 to July 5 there were 220 calls. There were 78 in that time period last year.