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Hagerstown briefs

October 03, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

Old city squad car to go to dog handler



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday gave its unofficial approval to donate a 1996 unmarked Crown Victoria squad car to a retired Maryland State Police trooper who helps the city track criminals with his bloodhound.

The car has 125,724 miles and is scheduled for demolition, Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said during the council's work session. The car would be donated to former trooper Doug Lowery to haul the dog to and from crime scenes, Smith said.

The cost to purchase a bloodhound and train a handler would be more expensive to the city than giving Lowery the car to assist at crime scenes, Smith said.




City Council asked to review snow policy



Eric Deike, the director of Hagerstown's Public Works Department, asked the City Council on Tuesday to review the city's policy on snow plowing and removal.

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He said any recommendations that the council could give to improve the policy would be welcome.

Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II suggested removing snow in conjunction with the existing street sweeping schedule.

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