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An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 more, authorities said Tuesday.
A Michigan woman was arrested Wednesday night, accused of choking a high school girl during a fireworks display at Disney’s Magic Kingdom after the teenager and her friends wouldn’t sit down and blocked her view.
A 19-year-old man accused of sparking a Boise-area wildfire that destroyed one home and threatened dozens more has pleaded guilty.
An Idaho House committee voted down legislation Monday to ban the sale of illegal aerial fireworks in Idaho – even though they’re illegal to use in the state, under current law, if people sign an affidavit saying they’ll be shooting them off elsewhere they can be sold in-state, and two southwestern Idaho sales outlets do big business under that clause.
The House State Affairs Committee voted down legislation this morning to ban the sale of aerial fireworks in Idaho. Shooting off aerial fireworks already is illegal in Idaho, but under a loophole in the law, they are sold legally at two busy locations in southwestern Idaho. Those businesses require purchasers to sign an affidavit saying they...
Some brought photos of their missing loved ones to the Mexican fireworks market where a series of explosions killed at least 33 people, while others who had already claimed their dead began to mourn their loss.
A powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital Tuesday, killing at least 29 people, injuring scores more and sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky.
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office reports today that it’s cited Taylor Kemp, 19, for starting the Table Rock Fire that burned one home and threatened hundreds of others this summer. Kemp, who was interviewed by detectives June 30 and then again in August...
A firework is believed to have started a brush fire behind a Spokane Valley home that destroyed a doghouse.
NAMPA, Idaho – After fireworks sparked a wildfire in central Idaho that burned about 4 square miles as well as a separate house fire in Nampa public officials are pushing to reevaluate Idaho’s fireworks regulations.
From my Sunday column: Idaho's sales tax ranks low, at 37th-highest in the nation, according to a new ranking from the Tax Foundation. A push to ban sales of illegal aerial fireworks - now allowed if the purchaser promises to use them out-of-state - is gaining support. And Lt. Gov. Brad Little's gubernatorial run draws ag support...
The Tax Foundation has released a new comparison of state and local sales taxes by state, and Idaho’s ranks at the lower end, 37th highest.
The first days of July are one of the busiest times of year for the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, largely due to pets being frightened out of their homes by mysterious booms and flashes of light.
The White House says it’s canceling its annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks watch because of rainy weather soaking the nation’s capital.
Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan is calling for lawmakers to ban the sale of fireworks in Idaho.
Authorities say an eastern Iowa woman was killed when a homemade cannon exploded at a backyard gathering.
Finding a fun place to celebrate Independence Day should be easy.
As for fireworks, those have been banned in Spokane and most of the county since for more than 20 years, and for good reason. One spark, regardless of the source, can do a lot of damage in dry conditions. During the 1991 firestorm, the city had fires burning on three sides, and about 100 homes were lost.
A wildfire burning through grass and sagebrush in the Boise foothills has destroyed a house and an outbuilding, but no injuries have been reported.