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  • Sydney fireworks: Thousands sign petition to halt 'traumatic' show

    12/29/2019 6:08:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | 12/28/2019
    But Sydney's lord mayor Clover Moore said the fireworks would go ahead. Ms Moore said she shared the "deep sympathies" of those who had signed the petition, but the fireworks were planned 15 months in advance and most of the budget had already been spent. "We can't cancel the fireworks and even if we could, doing so would have little practical benefit," the lord mayor wrote on the petition's website. However, Australians who signed the petition said a firework display would be an "insult".
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Explosives found near Labor Day parade route in N.J. town. One man in custody.

    09/02/2019 9:18:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies ^ | 09/01/19 | Cassidy Grom
    <p>A Middlesex County man is in police custody after several pipe bomb-like devices were found near the route of a Labor Day parade that the governor was set to attend Monday.</p> <p>Officials detained a man on Monday morning after they found “over half a dozen” devices on his large property near South Plainfield’s Labor Day Parade route, according to a senior law enforcement official with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.</p>
  • 5 injured, 12 arrested in Arkansas ‘fireworks war’ for July 4

    07/08/2019 6:09:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    WTVY ^ | July 7, 2019
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KARK/CNN) - At least five people lost fingers the night of July 4 in what has been deemed a “fireworks war” in Arkansas, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office say a group of people shot fireworks at each other, deputies and their patrol cars and even ambulances coming to aid the injured in a “fireworks war” on the Fourth of July. "We've never experienced something to this scale,” said Lt. Cody Burk with the sheriff’s office. At least five people suffered hand injuries, some of which were described as severe. Burk...
  • Family burned when fireworks go off during road rage shooting: deputies

    07/06/2019 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    abc 13 ^ | July 6, 2019 | abc 13
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities say a family of four, including two children, are in the hospital after a major car fire that was sparked by a road rage shooting in north Harris County. The incident happened Thursday around 9:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of W. Mount Houston. Authorities say the father got into some sort of argument with the suspect. That suspect pulled out a gun, and the father tried to drive off. The gunman shot at the car, which set off fireworks in the vehicle, causing it to catch fire, deputies say. "Family had bought fireworks. It...
  • When you can't WAIT for the fireworks - Beethoven's 9th

    07/04/2019 2:30:05 PM PDT · by mairdie · 8 replies
    Wishing all a glorious 4th! So grateful that President Trump is our President.
  • Early fireworks erupt at South Carolina stores

    07/04/2019 7:12:43 AM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    WTHR ^ | 7-4-2019 | WTHR.COM STAFF
    Videos at the link...... FORT MILL, South Carolina (WCNC) - Crews battled a massive fire near two fireworks stores in South Carolina on the morning of July 4. It happened in a parking lot between the two stores. The York County sheriff tweeted that the fire sparked "in containers outside" one of the stores.
  • What to know about the July 4th celebration in Washington

    07/03/2019 6:36:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 37 replies
    ap ^ | 7/3/2019 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” is making some radical changes to the Fourth of July festivities that Washingtonians — and tourists from all around the nation and the world — have come to expect.HOW IS JULY FOURTH TYPICALLY CELEBRATED IN WASHINGTON?Every year, marching bands, drill teams, military units, floats and giant balloons participate in a mile-long parade that stretches along Constitution Avenue. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. EDT and takes about two hours. Another tradition is the free concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol that begins at 8 p.m. Then there’s the...
  • Pennsylvania’s new fireworks law frustrates ... (Barf explained below)

    07/03/2019 7:38:01 AM PDT · by dangus · 56 replies
    A Pennsylvania law passed in 2017 that finally allowed residents to buy aerial fireworks has increased both the number of booms and the corresponding noise complaints, sparking frustration among Lehigh Valley firefighters, police officers and residents. Allentown police officials said prior to the 2017 law, they would often respond to complaints by seizing aerial fireworks. But the law now permits powerful fireworks like bottle rockets and Roman candles, so there’s little police can do.... ...Fireworks are banned from being ignited within 150 feet of an occupied structure, even if no one is present at the time. Bans are also in...
  • Bomb threats called into Youngstown fireworks business after President Trump tweet

    07/03/2019 3:40:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 3, 2019
    OUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Police were stationed outside a fireworks business' corporate offices in Youngstown, Ohio, for hours after two bomb threats were called into Phantom Fireworks. The threats were made just hours after a tweet from President Trump, according to NBC affiliate WFMJ. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Thanks to “Phantom Fireworks” and “Fireworks by Grucci" for their generosity in donating the biggest fireworks show Washington D.C. has ever seen. CEO's Bruce Zoldan and Phil Grucci are helping to make this the greatest 4th of July celebration in our Nations history!
  • New Year Fireworks to Beethoven's Ninth

    12/31/2018 2:48:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    Celebrating the end of 2018, with hope for 2019. It's been fireworks all year, so reasonable to go out with the same.
  • Train kills at least 60 people watching fireworks in India during festival

    10/20/2018 4:56:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/19/18
    Railway police said 60 people died in a "freak accident" which happened when the sound of fireworks at the Dussehra festival on the outskirts of Amritsar made it impossible for people to hear the commuter train bearing down on them. At least 50 injured people were admitted to hospital. A witness said the train did not even sound its whistle as it sped past the site. "Why did authorities allow the fireworks display so close to the railroad track?'" he asked. Punjab's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he was rushing to Amritsar to supervise relief and rescue operations. "District authorities...
  • Fireworks for Justice Kavanaugh! Trump Wins!

    10/06/2018 2:26:32 PM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    Justice Kavanaugh! Absolutely thilled! Fireworks - Beethoven's 9th Trump I WIN! - Nessun Dorma - Bruce Sledge
  • VANITY: This Independence Day Experienced an Enormous Uptick in Illegal Fireworks

    07/05/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 54 replies
    From sundown to midnight, Chandler, Arizona and the surrounding areas experienced a volume of illegal fireworks unlike anything I've seen. There were commercial skyrockets EVERYWHERE. I took the grandkids up on the roof and we saw quite a show.
  • Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

    07/05/2018 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lauren Steussy
    The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world. Stella finds the noise of the fireworks so terrifying that “she pretty much spends the whole week in the bathtub,” her owner, Vlad, who declined to share his last name, tells The Post. So this year, the Bushwick resident is trying a natural chill pill for his pup: CBD-infused dog treats. “We bought them out of desperation, really,” he says. His girlfriend ordered the chicken-flavored treats, which contain a calming, non-psychoactive hemp extract, from...
  • Vanity - Thanks, Hallmark & your advertisers that gave us July 4th, White House Gala & Fireworks.

    07/04/2018 7:05:44 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 28 replies
    Hallmark, Inc. & your advertisers, thanks for giving us, the American people, all of us, a magnificent evening at the White House 4th of July gala with POTUS, Donald J. Trump and his wife Melania, & all the outstanding entertainers to honor our military folks and celebrate the birth of this great Nation Republic, the United States of America and the freedom it has given to us. Your efforts and love of the American people and nation is much appreciated and recognized.
  • Fireworks to Beethoven's 9th - Our Ode to Joy because Donald Trump is President!

    07/04/2018 12:09:36 PM PDT · by mairdie · 11 replies
    This expresses the absolute joy I feel whenever I remember - a thousand times a day - that Donald Trump is the president of the United States. And thanks to all who uparrowed Nessun Dorma for Trump. It's recently gotten two downarrows, but we're still winning!
  • Anonymous Tip Leads To 50,000 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks

    06/08/2018 9:47:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/08/2018
    Just a month before the Fourth of July holiday, authorities say they seized 50,000 thousands of pounds of fireworks from homes in Northern California. It came in as an anonymous tip and turned into one of the largest illegal fireworks busts in state history. Cal Fire pictures show federal, state, and local law enforcement, carrying out mortars, missiles, and tons of pyrotechnics … Authorities also say the explosives came from states where they’re legal, such as Montana and Nevada. And it’s sparking a new border debate over illegal fireworks. “When it comes over our borders, it has to stop,” said...
  • Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

    02/16/2018 3:15:12 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona, Caroll Alvarado and Chris Perez
    Cops have busted twin brothers from the Bronx for allegedly stockpiling explosive materials and crafting bombs inside their home — with help from high school students. Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October — using gunpowder from fireworks as the base for their bomb-making, according to the complaint. A search of the residence turned up a slew of dangerous chemicals, including 20...
  • NYE celebrations: Aussies partied while a barge in NSW caught alight

    12/31/2017 9:59:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    AS the rest of Australia rolled out its New Year’s Eve celebrations, thousands were evacuated from a beach on the NSW Central Coast after a fireworks barge caught on fire during NYE celebrations. The barge caught fire during the 9pm fireworks at Terrigal. Two pyrotechnicians were forced to jump off a fireworks barge on the NSW Central Coast and suffered minor injuries after a NYE display went horribly wrong. Crowds were evacuated from the Terrigal beach after the barge caught fire just minutes into the New Year’s Eve fireworks show shortly after 9pm. NSW Fire and Rescue said the two...