His death is the first fireworks fatality in Maine since the state legalized fireworks on Jan. 1, 2012, authorities said.
Mayor James Fouts opposes the state law that allows fireworks saying their use disrupts city neighborhoods. Saturday night’s ride-along will be his third consecutive year on fireworks patrol.
Police described the device as a homemade firework about the size of a golf ball, wrapped in tin foil.
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In this case of a firework gone wrong, the man’s family was “devastated” when the deadly incident unfolded in front of them.
If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.
The nation has celebrated Fourth of July with fireworks for as long as we can remember. Why? Because John Adams, the second President of the United States, wished it. Today, we have several spots throughout and near Detroit where you can enjoy the fireworks.
Make sure to arrive early on Monday, June 22, to grab a spot to enjoy the spectacular show, which will begin at 10:06 p.m.
If youth are caught unsupervised during curfew hours, they could be detained and their parents fined upwards of $500.
Council member Andre Spivey said an expanded curfew seems to have “racial overtones” in the predominantly black city.