Fireworks are already being sold and allowed to be discharged in Shreveport.  That started at noon on December 15th.  In Bossier City, fireworks can't be sold or discharged for the upcoming holiday until Friday, the 23rd.  You can shoot off fireworks in Shreveport until 10 p.m. each day, except for New Year's Eve, when the hours are extended until 1 a.m. on New Year's Day. In Bossier City, the hours are 10 a.m. til 10 p.m. each day but New Year's -- when you can discharge fireworks until 12:30 that morning. 

Bossier and Shreveport police remind you that it IS illegal to fire a weapon into the air to ring in the new year.  Shreveport Police Sgt. Bill Goodin says what goes up must come down, and in some cases might end up hitting and wounding -- possibly even killing -- someone.

Tune in to Newsradio 710 KEEL later today, where I'll have Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale with some fireworks safety tips...and Sgt. Goodin with more on the hazards of shooting guns on New Year's.