- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Police have cited a Lincoln man who officers say was making illegal fireworks in a house where his wife operates an in-home day care.

Lincoln police spokeswoman Katie Flood said Monday that a state inspector went to the house last week to check the day care. Flood says the inspector found supplies and tools for making fireworks in a spare bedroom.

Fire investigators and a Nebraska State Patrol bomb expert seized the explosives. Flood says the fireworks were illegal because they contained too much flash powder.

Richard Haxton was cited for the fireworks and child neglect. Kasi Haxton was cited for misdemeanor child abuse.

A phone listing for the couple is no longer in service. Online court records don’t list the names of their attorneys.

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