Fireworks businesses set up under tents in local parking lots are especially busy today. The fourth attracts customers looking for their last-minute fireworks fix, while business on the third comes in a close second. Co-owner of Kaboom Fireworks Scott Edwards in Gainesville says that he sees countless families coming out with their kids to buy fireworks as well. And though these tents will be closing soon, the fireworks businesses will surely be back in time for New Year’s Eve.
The 19-year-old University of Miami student from Fairfax, Virginia, who stepped on an explosive device in Central Park and lost part of his leg is healing and hopes to return to college, his father said Monday. Connor Golden, who is being treated at a Manhattan hospital, was at the park July 3 with friends when he stepped on a rock covering the explosive.