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  • Kansas company sues over fireworks fees

    June 17, 2013 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Kansas company that sells fireworks in Louisiana is asking a state judge to strike down a law that imposes higher permit fees and penalties on out-of-state fireworks retailers than on local sellers. A hearing is scheduled June 20 before state District Judge Wilson Fields.... more »
  • Firework Stand Hit

    July 3, 2011 11:16 PM

    A fireworks stand was blown apart Saturday along Highway 90 in Iberia Parish. It was a big hit for a business typically booming this time of year. "The rain was coming down so hard that it was just a complete white out as far as the rain, and... more »
  • Jennings kicks of 4th of July weekend

    July 2, 2011 12:02 AM

    In Jennings, the 20th annual Stars and Stripes Celebration ends with a bang, despite a statewide burn ban. The Jennings Fire Department began setting up for the show early Friday morning; taking every possible precaution because of dry grass- triggering a burn ban last month. In Jennings' Louisiana Oil... more »
  • Fireworks banned in Mansfield

    June 28, 2011 7:10 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, fireworks have been banned within the city limits of Mansfield. Monday's ban by the city's board of aldermen stays in effect until further notice. Fire Chief Lee Shaver asked for the ban, citing dry conditions and this week's forecast... more »
  • Rains light way for fireworks in Ouachita Parish

    June 23, 2011 9:38 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish Fire Chief Pat Hemphill says he expects to rescind a portion of a parish-wide burn ban prohibiting fireworks following this week's rains, although the burn ban is expected to remain in effect. The Ouachita Parish Police Jury approved a temporary burn ban across the... more »
  • South Miss. Officials Looking at Fireworks

    June 19, 2011 12:01 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Two South Mississippi counties will take a look on Monday at whether or not to extend the burn ban and supervisors say that won't be the only drought related issue on the table. Both the Jackson County and Harrison County board presidents say the possibility of... more »
  • Lafourche fireworks OK for 4th - for now

    June 15, 2011 9:56 AM

    MATTHEWS, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials are considering a ban on the sale and use of fireworks because of the increased fire hazard posed by a prolonged dry spell. But, for now, it looks as though fireworks will still be legal in the parish on Independence day. Lafourche Parish... more »
  • Fireworks make boom, safety a concern

    December 29, 2010 6:51 PM

    With two days to go before New Year's Eve, Acadiana is ready to welcome 2011 with a bang! The night sky will be lit-up with these combustible wonders but it all starts in the fireworks store. "The girls like the sparklers." Shopper Mark Gonzalez says "and we like the artillery... more »
  • Fireworks Spark Deadly House Fire

    December 23, 2010 7:26 PM

    Opelousas Police have three teenage boys in custody, all suspects in a late night fire. A 16 year old boy and two 14 year old boys are now charged with aggravated arson and 2nd degree murder. This, after a deadly fire in Opelousas. It happened around 10:00pm Wednesday night in... more »
  • Some Alabama Communities Canceling Fireworks Due To Oil

    July 2, 2010 4:06 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Fireworks displays have been canceled. White-sand beaches that should be crowded with sunbathers are instead dotted with cleanup workers, booms and sand-sifting equipment. Normally packed hotels are trying to fill rooms ahead of what is a crucial weekend for beach businesses. Across the oil-stained Gulf... more »
  • 4th of July Celebration

    June 30, 2010 7:37 PM

    Festivities are already underway in Erath for their 64th annual 4th of July Celebration . The town isn't just preparing for a festive weekend, they're also preparing for a safe one. Downtown Erath has been transformed into all things red, white and blue. Carnival rides, food and drink vendors... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in Fireworks Stand attemped robbery

    December 31, 2009 2:33 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the third suspect in an alleged attempted armed robbery on Christmas Day that cost one gunman his life and landed a second in the hospital with a gunshot wound. Maj. Jerome Hopewell told The Alexandria Daily Town Talk that... more »
  • Fireworks Could Lead to Arrest

    December 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    Beefing up patrol and penalties for using fire works in Jeanerette was an easy choice for Jeanerette Police Chief Larry Jones. "I don't want to wait until someone either get killed or seriously injured before we decide to do anything," says Chief Jones. The ordinace has been there... more »
  • New Year's Fireworks Bans In Acadiana

    December 30, 2009 5:12 PM

    If you're caught igniting fireworks in Jeanerette, you will be arrested. They're one of several cities who passed ordinances banning fireworks. Grand Coteau is also on that list. But, it's still okay to launch them on New Year's Eve in unincorporated areas of many parishes. In the city limits... more »
  • Crooks Fireworks Stand attemped robbery

    December 27, 2009 5:31 PM

    Authorities say a fireworks stand operator who shot two alleged robbers on Christmas Day isn't expected to face any charges in the shooting. The shooting left one Alexandria man dead, another hospitalized and a third on the run. Sheriff's Maj. Jerome Hopewell said 20-year-old Sheldon Fisher was killed and... more »

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