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East Market cameras net 28,000 tickets while driving speeds down in work zone

Since last summer’s installation of speed cameras in the 25-mph work zone on East Market Street over I-81, more than 28,000 citations have gone out to drivers, city officials confirmed Tuesday. 

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City Council turns down collective bargaining, adopts ceasefire resolution

Officers in the Harrisonburg Police Department and other city employees cannot form collective bargaining units after city council members voted against a proposed ordinance. The council members, however, approved several other initiatives at Tuesday night’s meeting, including multiple public infrastructure projects and a resolution supporting calls for a ceasefire in Gaza. 

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Community members urge city council to call for Gaza cease fire; Police seeking collective bargaining rights

Dozens of community members filled in seats at Tuesday’s city council meeting and urged city leaders to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza — an action the city council members sidestepped. 

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No more warnings. East Market Speed cameras caught thousands of speeders this summer. Now they’ll be fined.

Thousands of people opened an unwanted surprise in their mail over the summer ever since the city installed speed cameras on East Market Street where construction has begun on improvements to the I-81 overpass. 

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HPD’s new Victim Services Unit is up and running

If your wallet were stolen today, you could expect a call from the Harrisonburg Police Department’s new Victim Services Unit tomorrow asking if you would like help canceling your cards. If you witnessed a traumatic crime and were wondering what comes next, the phone call would help clear things up. If you called 911 because you were experiencing domestic abuse but didn’t know whether you’d press charges, you would get the call too, and if it isn’t a good time to talk, you could call back once you were alone.

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Speed cameras to go up in road construction and school zones; Council approves new budget

New speed monitoring cameras aimed at protecting the safety of road construction workers and children will pop up in construction zones and school zones across the city next month now that the city council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday night. 

Facing a DWI charge, city council member Chris Jones seeks ‘to move forward’

After finding him asleep at the wheel of his car late May 2, police arrested Harrisonburg City Council member Chris Jones and charged him with driving while intoxicated, according to court documents. 

What do the numbers reveal about Harrisonburg’s crime rates?

Later this week, the Virginia State Police Department will close out the 2022 data processing period, after which it will release a summary of crime in Harrisonburg, as well as the rest of Virginia, called “Crime in Virginia.”

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