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January 04, 2002

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Teen struck by car is in fair condition


A 13-year-old boy hit by a car while running to his school bus stop on Potomac Avenue at the railroad tracks was hospitalized in fair condition Thursday evening, Hagerstown City Police and a nursing supervisor said.

Jamar Russ, of McComas Street, was taken to Washington County Hospital shortly after the 6:54 a.m. accident, according to Officer Randy Reese.

The impact sent the boy over the hood of the car and onto the windshield.

The driver of the Mazda passenger car wasn't charged, Reese said.

Service disrupted when water main ruptures


Hagerstown water customers living in the 100 block of South Mulberry Street were without water for about six hours Wednesday when a six-inch cast iron water pipe burst under the street.

The pipe gave way around 2:30 p.m. in front of 107 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown Water Department engineer Dave Shindle said. A nearby resident alerted water authorities when water began coming up through the street.

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Crews were sent to make repairs and finished the work by 8 p.m., Shindle said.

Tape, cash, revolver reported stolen


Blank tapes and $10 in cash were taken Wednesday morning in a break-in at Springfield Middle School, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Also on Wednesday, a resident in the 19000 block of Miller Avenue reported the theft of a German .38-caliber revolver, deputies said.

Pa. man hurt after losing control of car


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man was injured when he lost control of his vehicle on a Montgomery Township road Wednesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Jared Helfrick, 23, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette west on Claylick Road at 10:50 p.m. when the car struck an embankment and flipped onto its roof, police said.

Police said Helfrick was taken to Waynesboro Hospital for treatment. A hospital spokesman said there was no record that he had been treated there.

Three hurt in collision on Dual Highway


Three people were injured when a pickup truck and a passenger car collided at the intersection of Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard Thursday afternoon, firefighters who responded to the wreck said.

A Hagerstown firefighter said the driver of the passenger car sustained minor injuries in the 3:45 p.m. accident.

The driver of pickup truck and her passenger had to be freed from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life, a firefighter said.

Both drivers and the passenger in the pickup truck were taken to Washington County Hospital, he said.

Hagerstown City Police said a police report on the accident was unavailable Thursday night.

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