Fireworks

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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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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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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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Ted Woodward
July 05, 2017 - 3:33 pm
The Wichita fire department responded to four fireworks-related fires on Independence Day and the following morning. Acting fire marshal Stuart Bevis says the worst of those was after midnight Wednesday on Mars Street, west of Douglas & Maize, where fire consumed a garage, resulting in its roof...
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Ted Woodward
July 05, 2017 - 3:21 pm
Emergency dispatchers in Sedgwick County answered a special fireworks complaints phone number on the first four nights of July, deflecting the burden for emergency calls to 911. Acting Wichita fire marshal Stuart Bevis says the number of complaints went up more than 7% this year. The fireworks...
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July 05, 2017 - 5:43 am
It was fine, I didn't notice anyone doing anything illegal
39%
People were rude and inconsiderate, firing illegal fireworks too late at night
31%
Maybe the fireworks were illegal and fired too late at night, but they were just having a good time
25%
What's wrong with celebrating, even if it's illegal
6%
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July 04, 2017 - 9:59 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Fireworks are used to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for anyone who has a complaint about neighbors or others that abusing their use; Wichita has a non-emergency call number in place. Until 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, you can report fireworks abuse to authorities...
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