Wednesday’s backup on Interstate 270 was caused by alcohol and fireworks, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
A security guard responding to people lighting fireworks off from inside a car in north St. Louis was hit by that car Friday morning.
St. Louis County prohibits fireworks, unless you have a permit and if you don’t already then it’s too late to get one.
A local ER doctor warns that fireworks can be dangerous and people should practice firework safety.
State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says sparklers and firecrackers can burn at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
A 10-year-old St. Louis boy has lost four fingers in a fireworks accident.
St. Louis police say 10-year-old accidentally blew off several fingers.
From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.
Belleville residents must now complete a few quizzes on firework safety in order to shoot off fireworks this year.
The Hill will shoot off fireworks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday a Sublette Park.