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Fourth of July Festivities Feature Fireworks in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Folks in Dallas County are getting ready for a fun and festive Fourth of July celebration. And they say it’s impossible to have that celebration — without fireworks. Fireworks and the Fourth of July — are inseparable. “It’s not a 4th of July without fireworks. This is the turkey and dressing that’s Thanksgiving. This is…

MPD Experiences Decrease in Celebratory Gunfire Reports Compared to 4th of July to Last Year

Montgomery Police Department reports that from July 4th at 6pm until 6am on July 5th, MPD responded to 486 service calls. MPD responded to 23 calls for shots fired, which is a 73% decrease (86 calls) from 2020. They responded to eight shopspotter calls. They were up four calls in 2021 compared to the four calls in 2020. The calls for fireworks were 144. This is a 47% decrease from 2020 as their were 270 calls. There were also six reports of damage to property from firearms.

List of Local 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks celebrations have been scaled back across our area this year. Montgomery isn’t holding a fireworks show, and fireworks are illegal to set off inside city limits. But there are still cities holding fireworks shows while maintaining social distancing requirements. Here is a list of local shows. Please note that some of these…

Pet Safety During Independence Festivities

Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition that can be fun for people. However, the loud noises can be scary for animals. Pike Animal Shelter officials are sharing tips to help keep your animals safe for the fourth. They say pet owners need to keep an eye out on their pets and watch for stress signals. Shelter Interim Director Jacob…

Fireworks & Bullets Over Alabama New Years Eve

Montogmery women headed to council to urge action

Alabama News Network’s Bill Gill shoots video of Mary Catherine Phillips She was reading about someone hit by gunfire that had been fired into the air on New Year’s Eve in California. She worries about the same thing happening here in Montgomery.   Phillis says she and her husband thought it sounded like a war zone outside their home in…

Fire Officials Warn Against Fireworks And Other 4th Of July Hazards

It’s a fourth of July tradition, that fire officials are urging you to leave to the professionals. Despite an ordinance prohibiting fire works within city limits, Lt. Jason Cupps says Montgomery Fire and Rescue Crews are preparing to to respond to at least a dozen more calls on Independence Day. From property damage to serious injury, Cupps says the mishaps…