Friday, July 05, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-07-05 18:11:27)
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Rainy weather kept the traditional Fourth of July revelries down a few notches this year, according to law enforcement officials.

Newport Police Department Chief Maurice Shults said Friday, July 5 that, "We answered a lot of calls complaining of noise" from fireworks on July 4, but that "every holiday, we have that." He added, "Other than that, we got through it (Independence Day) without anyone getting injured or dying."

Cocke County Sheriff's Department Chief Armando Fontes said that, for his department on July 4, "It was very quiet, as a result of the weather. There were not too many people shooting fireworks, so they stayed indoors. There were a few (minor) traffic accidents in the community. Overall, it was a quiet holiday."

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