The Hannibal Police Department warns residents about firework usage during the holiday weekend.

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With the upcoming 4th of July holiday just around the corner, the Hannibal Police Department wants to remind residents of a city ordinance related to discharging fireworks. The Hannibal Police Department has seen an uptake in firework reports in the past few days, and more are expected in the upcoming days, the HPD wants to remind Hannibal residents of the ordinance in place dealing with firework usage.

The city ordinance prohibits the sale, use, or discharge of any firecrackers or fireworks within the City Limits. According to the Hannibal Police Department, this is not a new ordinance and residents should be a way that officers are obligated to take enforcement action on those individuals found discharging fireworks.

Fines for discharging fireworks can be up to $130 if found guilty in Municipal Court. It is also just as important to know that damage caused by discharging fireworks can carry a separate penalty both civil and criminal.

There are plenty of events to go to this holiday weekend to watch fireworks and not get in trouble with the law.

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