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    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Fire Department is warning residents that using fireworks is illegal in the city, following an accident last July 4 that killed a teenager. The department said any residents or visitors who are found selling, possessing or using fireworks can be punished with a fine and/or confiscation. According to the department, it saw one death, four “significant trauma events,” five structure fires and 37 outdoor/grass fires on July 4, 2019. Maneno Juma, 19, was...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, city officials are reminding people of the dangers of lighting fireworks and sparklers. They also are illegal in the city. For weeks, Baltimore residents have been plagued by illegal fireworks being lit nightly across the city — leading to disruptions in sleep for adults, children and even pets. But with the regular Independence Day festivities being canceled due to coronavirus, officials are warning that fireworks are not only illegal they...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Marty Walsh issued safety warnings about coronavirus and fireworks in Boston ahead of the July 4th weekend. Walsh warned residents they should not be holding large cookouts or house parties this weekend. “We are seeing in other parts of the country. What’s happening when people ignore the science. We are seeing the numbers surge,” said Walsh. “We have come too far here in Massachusetts, in Boston, to take those kinds of risks and put our community...
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general is demanding that a fireworks retailer with stores in New Hampshire stop targeting its advertising to residents of Massachusetts, where fireworks are illegal. Attorney General Maura Healey in a cease-and-desist letter sent Wednesday to Phantom Fireworks alleges the company is violating state consumer protection law by mailing advertisements and discount coupons to Massachusetts addresses and highlighting the proximity of its New Hampshire stores. “Phantom Fireworks knows its products are illegal in Massachusetts, yet...
    A speeding stop on I-84 in the Hudson Valley led to the arrest of a 51-year-old man in possession of illegal fireworks, State Police said. Troopers stopped Saratoga County resident Matthew Zullo, of Mechanicville, on Monday, June 29 in Greene County the town of Greenville when he was clocked driving 86 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to police. Police said that during the traffic stop, troopers spotted “a large amount of fireworks in plain view on the backseat of...
    FONTANA (CBSLA) — With the Fourth of July right around the corner, firefighters across the Southland said they are concerned that more people might get hurt and start fires this year with fireworks as communities cancel events. “I have to make sure I put on a good show for the kids,” Vincent Ju said. Ju was buying a bunch of legal fireworks Wednesday from a local vendor to set off for his family this Saturday. “We can’t go to the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police arrested two men for illegally storing and possessing fireworks on Wednesday. Police seized the fireworks on Utica Street near 29th Avenue. (credit: Denver) Police did not specify how many fireworks were seized or their worth. (credit: Denver) They recently busted another home for illegal firework possession on Wolcott Court, near Florida Avenue and Tennyson Street. (credit: Denver Police) Police also found 2,000 to 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks inside a box truck near West Alameda Avenue...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Attorney General Maura Healey sent a cease and desist letter Wednesday to Phantom Fireworks, insisting that the Ohio-based retailer with locations in New Hampshire stop mailing advertisements to residents in Massachusetts, where it is illegal to possess fireworks. Healey said that Phantom Fireworks is mailing ads and coupons to Massachusetts that encourage celebrating the Fourth of July “in backyards across America” and lets residents know how close stores are to Boston and Springfield. She said the alleged...
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser sounded the alarm on the nationwide rise of new coronavirus cases, urging residents again to stay home for the Fourth of July. “We are seeing dramatic increases in cases across the country, in states across the country, and we don’t want that to happen in D.C.,” Bowser said at a news conference Wednesday. “So, we’re asking you to do your part and especially be vigilant throughout this holiday weekend.” “For this year’s celebration, we want to...
    DUBLIN (CBS SF) – Thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks were seized in the East Bay, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Police, along with and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad technicians have confiscated about 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Newark, San Leandro, Hayward and Dublin in the last week. “Each year we see injuries to people, especially young kids, from these surprisingly dangerous items,” said the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad in a tweet. “We all...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has identified a person of interest in an illegal fireworks incident that injured a toddler in the Bronx. The NYPD has identified a person of interest in an illegal fireworks incident that injured a toddler in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers) Police have released a photo of the man they’re looking for in connection with the June 24 incident. One of the fireworks that detonated on the street flew into an apartment window...
    Re: “Complaints soar over fireworks” (Page A1, June 26) The scourge of illegal fireworks and the city of San Jose says: “We can’t be everywhere at once.” No one is asking either the fire or police department to be everywhere. Concentrate on the known “hot spots,” make arrests and put an end to this lawless, dangerous behavior. Instead, we witness San Jose police patrol cars drive right by known hot spots where dozens of people light off the illegal and...
    As fireworks continue to blast at all hours of the night throughout New York, State Police troopers have been tasked with keeping a closer eye on potentially illegal products crossing into the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he is directing New York State Police to launch a Fireworks Enforcement Detail to prevent illegal fireworks from being brought into the state. Related story - Westchester Man Busted Selling Fireworks Out Of Trunk, Police Seize 28 Cases Worth $10K Cuomo said that...
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A tip from a resident led to the discovery and seizure of nearly 4,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Glendale, fire department officials said. The tipster alerted the Glendale Fire Marshalls last week to what they believed to be an illegal sales operation coming from a residence. Fire inspectors arrived and found a large stash of fireworks and explosive materials, which are prohibited from use within the city limits. Authorities said if the explosives had caught...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters say they discovered 100 boxes of illegal fireworks in a fire at a Mount Washington home Monday. It happened around 9:30 a.m. when a call came out about a fire in a converted garage, which was divided into two sections with one side being used as a living space. When they searched the other side they found the illegal fireworks. “Had we gotten here a little later and the fire gotten a head of steam...
    NYPD officers arent enforcing the ban on illegal fireworks to show what NYC will look like if the cops are defunded, according to police sources. A scourge of loud, disruptive fireworks has erupted in the five boroughs in the lead up to the July 4 celebrations, prompting thousands of calls and complaints to the department. Cops have received thousands of complaints about fireworksCredit: AP:Associated Press A person records with a phone a fireworks display in an empty park on June...
    NY Gov Andrew Cuomo blasted the scourge of dangerous, illegal fireworks in NYC ahead of the July 4 weekend. The governor addressed the ongoing issue during his press briefing on Monday, saying at night it sounds like the wild west in the five boroughs.  More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see...
    MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Authorities continue to crack down on the illegal setting off of fireworks in neighborhoods across New York City.The FDNY announced the arrests of two men for possession of approximately $4,000 worth of illegal fireworks.The men were arrested in Manhattan by fire marshals conducting surveillance operations.----------* More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Illegal fireworks are to blame for a brushfire that burned 2.5 acres in the Oakland hills early Sunday morning, the Oakland Fire Department said.The fire near Howard Elementary School and Interstate Highway 580 was reported shortly after 3 a.m. and was quickly elevated to three alarms, with 56 firefighters responding.No structures were involved or threatened and no injuries were reported.In a tweet, the Oakland Fire Department said:Leave fireworks to the professionals. 3:09AM this morning a 3-Alarm, 2.5...
    Fire marshals arrested two men in Manhattan on Saturday as the crackdown on illegal fireworks continues, CBS New York reports. Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, were busted during a surveillance operation. Investigators caught them with approximately $4,500 worth of illegal fireworks. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Both men are charged with unlawful dealing of fireworks and reckless endangerment. A picture posted to Facebook from the citys Fire Department shows numerous boxes of fireworks: FDNY Fire Marshals...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fire marshals arrested two men in Manhattan on Saturday as the crackdown on illegal fireworks continues. Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, were busted during a surveillance operation. Investigators caught them with approximately $4,500 worth of illegal fireworks. Both men are charged with unlawful dealing of fireworks and reckless endangerment.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fire marshals arrested two men in Manhattan on Saturday as the crackdown on illegal fireworks continues. Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, were busted during a surveillance operation. Investigators caught them with approximately $4,500 worth of illegal fireworks. Both men are charged with unlawful dealing of fireworks and reckless endangerment.
    Two men were arrested in Manhattan Saturday for allegedly possessing a heap of illegal fireworks, the FDNY said. The confiscated packages were emblazoned with names including “American Badass” and “Uproar.” Fire Marshals nabbed Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, during an investigation into the aural mayhem that has plagued Gotham streets nightly this month. The duo’s haul of fireworks is seen in the back of a truck.FDNY Quezada and Figueroa are charged with reckless endangerment and the unlawful dealing...
    Two men were arrested in Manhattan Saturday for allegedly possessing a heap of illegal fireworks, the FDNY said. The confiscated packages were emblazoned with names including “American Badass” and “Uproar.” Fire Marshals nabbed Anthony Quezada, 28, and Hugo Figueroa, 30, during an investigation into the aural mayhem that has plagued Gotham streets nightly this month. The duo’s haul of fireworks is seen in the back of a truck.FDNY Quezada and Figueroa are charged with reckless endangerment and the unlawful dealing...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Providence have so far arrested 14 people since the city formed a task force to crack down on illegal fireworks that have bedeviled cities across the country this summer. The department tweeted Saturday that six people were arrested Thursday and eight more on Friday as officials prepared to enforce the states ban on fireworks again Saturday. About a dozen officials from the Providence police and fire departments as well as the State Fire Marshal’s...