|Published: 6:10 PM, 07/05/2013
||Last updated: 6:11 PM, 07/05/2013
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."
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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