Fireworks

July 01, 2018 - 10:17 pm
Firework shooting dates in Wichita are from July 27th through July 5th from 10 am to midnight. Allowed fireworks can shoot no higher than 6 feet and fireworks that are labeled as "shooting flaming balls" cannot be shot. City officials say the rule is, “If it can be bought in Wichita, it can be shot...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
June 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
Wichita has a new fireworks ordinance in place this year. Mayor Jeff Longwell says in the past, officials were reluctant to write tickets with fines of $2,500. He says under the new regulations, the fine has been greatly reduced to $250, and tickets will be issued to those in violation; no...
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May 03, 2018 - 11:07 pm
The Wichita City Council voted to keep the current rules regarding fireworks in the city unchanged. But at the same time they created the means for allowing for the fire department to have increased informant. Fire Chief Stuart Bevis says with new permit fees for sellers, the city will be able to...
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KNSS News
May 01, 2018 - 11:12 am
The Wichita City Council voted Tuesday to amend the city's fireworks ordinance. The initial proposal was brought to the council in early March but action was deferred until more input could be gained from District Advisory Boards. Based on that feedback, the city voted to maintain the current...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
December 19, 2017 - 2:34 pm
The Wichita City Council on Tuesday held an extensive discussion on a possible new fireworks ordinance -- and took public comment from residents -- but council-members took no action. Mayor Jeff Longwell says the matter calls for more evaluation from staff, saying: "We know there are folks that...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 11:46 pm
Wichita officials are considering a change in a local fireworks policy. During a workshop meeting on Tuesday the city council and Fire Chief Tammy Snow met to consider changing the fireworks policy. Current regulations only allow for novelty fireworks that don't travel over six feet when set off...
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Dreamstime
July 24, 2017 - 9:26 pm
MAYETTA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff says a boy died after suffering severe blood loss when fireworks he was experimenting with exploded. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Colby Harris, 11, was found dead at his home southeast of Mayetta on Friday. Officers who responded to a call from...
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Ted Woodward
July 11, 2017 - 3:15 pm
An apartment building in the north part of Wichita suffered damage, and one of its residents has been arrested. At about 5:30 a.m. Monday, police and fire crews were called to Calvary Towers apartments at 25th & Grove, where somebody lit a firework that exploded in the lobby, causing damage. A...
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July 05, 2017 - 11:30 pm
HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KNSS) - A young girl was injured when a firework landed in her stroller, setting it on fire. It happened Tuesday night in the 200 block of W. 82nd South, near 79th South and Broadway. The girl, 15 months, suffered serious injuries in the fire. The child's mother and father, as well...
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