Ringing in the New Year was a little safer for Arizona.  According to Sergeant Trent Crump with Phoenix Police, they received fewer shots-fired calls in the half hour before midnight than previous years.  “Shannon’s Law” prohibits revelers from firing shots into the air.  Phoenix police received 206 shots-fired calls this

year.  Last year, there were 265 shots-fired calls.  That’s a 22 percent drop for 2014.  Overall, Phoenix is down 16 percent from the previous five years with an average of 245 calls.

Kris Dugan