Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Revelers around the world ring in 2014

From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014. Here’s a gallery of images from New Year’s […]


In this July 4, 2013 file photo, a triage area is set up at Ranch Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley, Calif. after a blast during the Fourth of July show injured 28 people as debris from fireworks, mortar tubes and the racks holding them flew into the crowd. (AP Photo/The Ventura County Star,Wendy Pierro,File)

Fireworks shell faulted in July 4 blast in Simi Valley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation by the state fire marshal found that a Fourth of July fireworks accident that injured nearly 30 people at a show in Southern California was caused by the malfunction […]


Similar shell malfunction at 2 fireworks shows

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fireworks company behind the Southern California show that sprayed the crowd and injured more than three dozen people says it appears to have had a similar shell malfunction at […]


Police officials investigate scene of fireworks accident that occurred during July 4th celebration, Simi Valley, California (AP Photo).

Operator: Product may have caused fireworks blast

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A product malfunction appears to be the cause of a “catastrophic failure” at a Southern California fireworks show that sprayed the crowd and injured more than three dozen people, the […]


Ojai Fireworks Injury

OJAI, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California Fourth of July fireworks show in Ojai was halted soon after it began when the 32-year-old pyrotechnic operator was injured by a premature blast. The Ventura County Star […]


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28 injured at Simi Valley fireworks when platform tips

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – More than two dozen people were injured when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into a crowd at a Fourth of July show northwest of […]



Fireworks safety urged with Fourth of July holiday ahead

   LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Public safety officials today urged Southlanders to be careful when using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.    All fireworks — even sparklers — are illegal in the city […]


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LA County deputies seize fireworks

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — About 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks have been seized by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. A Sheriff’s Department statement says the seizure was made Wednesday evening after deputies saw three men […]


Police: Dead NY yacht victims all children

(AP) – A family member says the deaths of three children in the Long Island Sound last night were a family tragedy. They were on a yacht full of fireworks watchers that capsized. Mike Treanor […]


Fourth of July cheat sheet

Need some help to get your Fourth of July celebration started? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of fireworks shows, grilling recipes, decorating ideas and sizzling summer books. And if you are going […]


Fireworks warning in LA

(CNS) – With the July Fourth holiday less than a week away, police and fire officials have begun cautioning the public about the risks of injury and fire posed by illegal fireworks. Those risks will […]