Fireworks are now legal to shoot in Covington

COVINGTON, La. -- It's been nearly 50 years since fireworks were legal in the city of Covington. Now the change is here.

"Our council and their infinite wisdom changed our ordinance to allow the fireworks only 2 times during the year," Covington Police Chief Timothy A. Lentz said.

Those times are July 3-5 and Dec. 30 - Jan. 2.

Fireworks are still illegal to sell within the cities limits but it won't be hard to find fireworks stand.

Loco Joes Fireworks stand sits right outside Covington's city limits, and they're looking forward to Covington residents to stopping by.