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Indians Mistakenly Set Off Fireworks for Home Run Hit by Royals’ Alex Rios

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Shooting off fireworks for a home run is pretty common—when the dinger is hit by the home team. Fireworks for a visiting player? Not so much. Well, that happened at Progressive Field on Tuesday night. And the fans didn't like it one bit. In the top of the fifth inning, Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios crushed a solo shot to left field. The home run alone drew boos from the home crowd. But those boos grew louder when fireworks started to go off as Rios rounded the bases. You had one job, fireworks guy! Full Story:

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Fireworks show to return to Salinas despite fireworks ban

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SALINAS, Calif. —Less than one month after the Salinas City Council voted unanimously to ban all fireworks, including the sale of safe and sane, the mayor said fireworks will return in the form of a community fireworks show. “There will be a show next year in Salinas,” said Mayor Joe Gunter. Last month, the council banned legal and illegal fireworks, citing concerns for public safety and a drain on city resources. When the council took action, residents had hoped the city would bring back a fireworks show. “It’s something we in the city have already started working on. I’m sure…

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Sturtevant fireworks raffle winner named

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STURTEVANT — Local businessman Chuck Beth was taking a nap early Tuesday evening when he was awoken by a phone call from Village President Steve Jansen. “I thought ‘uh oh, what’s wrong?’” Beth said. Turns out, Jansen had called him from Tuesday’s village board meeting to inform him that he had just won the $15,000 prize in the Sturtevant fireworks raffle. Police Chief Sean Marschke had pulled the winning ticket from a jar during the meeting, said village trustee Carrie Harbach, who worked on organizing and conducting the raffle. Full Story:

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