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Some Cities Nix July 4 Fireworks for Shortages, Fire Dangers

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year, this time for fire concerns amid dry weather, …

Two Charged with Murder After Deadly Blast Kills 4

BLACK JACK, Mo. (AP) — Investigators arrested two men on murder charges for allegedly conspiring to manufacture bootleg fireworks in a house near St. Louis that exploded early Friday, killing four people and critically injuring several other people, the Post-Dispatch …

Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials …

California Fireworks Explosion Caused $3.2 Million in Damage

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A massive fireworks explosion that left two people dead in Southern California earlier this week caused at least $3.2 million worth of damage, officials said Friday. Residents began returning to their homes Friday evening after evacuating …

76 Arrests as Fans, Some Rowdy, Cheer Lakers Win in LA

LOS ANGELES — Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and business were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, police said Monday. Causes for the …

Protesters Skirmish, Fire Pepper Spray in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore.– A rally by a small group of alt-right demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, quickly devolved Saturday as they traded paint balls and pepper spray with counter-protesters. About 30 people were participating the Patriot Prayer rally in front of the …

Fireworks Sparked Utah Wildfire; Blaze in Nevada Partially Contained

LEHI, Utah — Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze as it encroached on a neighborhood, officials said. A suspect was …

Weekend Wildfires Break Out in Utah, Nevada and Arizona

Wildfires prompted evacuations in Utah, Nevada and Arizona over the weekend. Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday as the flames encroached on a residential area, officials said. A …

Wildfire Expert Warns Against July 3 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Show

A July 3 fireworks display planned at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial would be “ill advised” because of the abnormally dry conditions and risk of summer wildfires, a fire expert said. The event could attract as many as 7,500 people, …

Police, Victims Warn Against Firing Guns on New Year’s Eve

Kaitlyn Kong thought she had been punched hard in the abdomen as she stood among thousands of people in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new year arrived a year ago. Her best friend, standing next to her, thought Kong …