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Woman, child injured by fireworks in Chicago

Jul. 10, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old woman and a 6-year-old child have been seriously injured by exploding fireworks in Chicago amid a sharp rise in complaints about the pyrotechnic devices, according to fire department officials. WLS-TV reported Friday that the incident occurred the day before on...

3 Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

Jul. 9, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounding 12 others. The fireworks and explosives, which were from a factory where a blast last week killed seven people, were being transported to be destroyed in a controlled...

Officials identify man killed in homemade fireworks blast

Jul. 6, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky have identified a homeowner who was killed in an explosion allegedly sparked by homemade fireworks, authorities said. The victim was identified as Kelly Zilisch, 53, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee. At least seven people were inside...

Sheriff: 13-year-old killed in ATV crash in rural Kansas

Jul. 6, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Kansas, authorities there said. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on a rural road when the ATV’s driver lost control and the vehicle...

7-year-old boy dies in Florida ATV accident near Tampa

Jul. 5, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 7-year-old boy died and five others were injured, including two other children, when an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a grass field. Officials said there were six aboard the ATV, which looks a little like a golf cart, but with all-terrain...

Chief: 2 injured by homemade fireworks in New Hampshire

Jul. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Two men were injured when what appeared to be homemade fireworks detonated, officials said. Both victims were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital with leg injuries after the explosion on the Friday night before the Fourth of July, said Laconia Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said. One of...

Two hurt in watercraft collision in northern Minnesota

Jul. 4, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are probing a Jet Ski crash on a northern Minnesota lake that left two people hurt. WCCO-TV reports the crash took place Friday afternoon on Little Sturgeon Lake in St. Louis County. Authorities say a man and woman from Hibbing were traveling east on their Jet Ski when...

In this image from a video, the covered body is placed on a cliff near Indian Head, Australia Saturday, July 4, 2020. A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

Jul. 4, 2020 5:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until...

State urges caution after uptick in fatal boating accidents

Jul. 3, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are urging boaters to take caution on the water after an increase in fatal accidents in the Northeast. Officials on Friday said the state's inland and coastal waters are expected to be busy over the July Fourth weekend. They reminded boaters to use flotation devices,...

Firefighters fight flames from own fireworks show mishap

Jul. 2, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — A fireworks show exploded as it was being set up by firefighters in Wyoming but they turned around and fought the flames. The mishap happened inside a building Wednesday as eight Torrington Volunteer Fire Department members loaded fireworks into mortar tubes for an upcoming Fourth...