fireworks http://kios.org en Fireworks, gun amnesty day scheduled for July 20th http://kios.org/post/fireworks-gun-amnesty-day-scheduled-july-20th <p>With the Independence Day holiday past, two locations will be open July 20<sup>th</sup> for disposal of fireworks.</p><p>Omaha Police say the upcoming Fireworks Amnesty Day is also a Gun Amnesty Day. Thursday was the last day consumer fireworks could be used legally in Omaha until December 28<sup>th</sup>, per city ordinance. Friday was the last day for fireworks sales in the Omaha metro area.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:20:25 +0000 Katie Schubert 32503 at http://kios.org Omaha eye doctor shares tips for fireworks safety http://kios.org/post/omaha-eye-doctor-shares-tips-fireworks-safety <p>An Omaha ophthalmologist says one in six eye injuries due to fireworks cause permanent damage. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:11:33 +0000 Katie Schubert 32356 at http://kios.org UNMC ophthalmologist urges safety when using fireworks http://kios.org/post/unmc-ophthalmologist-urges-safety-when-using-fireworks <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Nebraska State Fire Marshal&#39;s office says 144 people were injured in 2010 by misuse of fireworks.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">In the city of Omaha, residents can shoot off fireworks from 8 am to 11 pm through Wednesday. An ophthalmologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says if you choose to do so, wear eye protection and don&#39;t let children use fireworks.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Schubert 15427 at http://kios.org UNMC ophthalmologist urges safety when using fireworks