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One dead, three seriously injured after Italy fireworks plant explodes

ROME (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and three were seriously injured on Thursday after a fireworks factory exploded in central Italy, the local fire service said. Full story

Controlled Explosion Sends Milton-Madison Bridge Into River

A 700-foot section of the Old Milton-Madison Bridge was sent to the Ohio River below Tuesday. Full story

Nearby Residents Saw, Heard SAFB T-38 Crash

The early-morning T-38 crash Friday could be heard and seen from miles away.Nearby residents say they heard a series of loud booms and when then looked to the sky, all they could see was a huge plume of smoke.Gary Whitaker says, "At first it was like the fireworks, the big artillery shells."Alyssa B Full story

Police need public's help in fireworks theft July 2 on Johns Island

Charleston County Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying individuals involved in a burglary of a trailer and theft of fireworks. Full story

Similar shell malfunction at 2 fireworks shows

A fireworks company on Monday said bad fireworks appear to have caused a blast that injured more than three dozen people at a show in Southern California and also triggered problems at another one of its July 4 events. Full story

Spectators shaken after Calif. fireworks injure 39

For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a Southern California park, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren't just part of the show. Full story

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  Fireworks launch into crowd during frightening mishap

In Simi Valley, Calif., a fireworks show went terribly wrong, injuring at least 34 people after one of the platforms holding the firework launchers tipped over. NBC’s John Yang reports.

  Fireworks Disaster in Simi Valley

A fireworks show in Simi Valley, California, got out of control when the device that shoots fireworks upward fell on its side. Authorities say dozens of people were hurt, though none of the injuries were life threatening.

  Mishap launches fireworks into family’s garage

Police in Michigan say 3 adults and 2 children needed medical attention after a projectile tube fell over sending fireworks in the wrong direction towards a garage full of people. WDIV’s Ashlee Baracy reports.

  28 injured as fireworks detonate into crowd

During a July Fourth fireworks show in Simi Valley, Calif., Thursday night, fireworks accidentally detonated into a crowd of spectators, injuring 28 people. NBC’s John Yang reports.

  July 4: Nightly News Thursday broadcast

Egyptian crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood underway; White House keeping close eye on Egypt; Military fireworks fall victim to Washington budget impasse; Wild weather hits US on holiday; Community mourns firefighters as flames spread in West; TSA finding more weapons at nation’s airports; Gen. Dempsey

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