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  • Interceptor SUVs becoming the standard frontline vehicle for QPD officers

    Interceptor SUVs becoming the standard frontline vehicle for QPD officers

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-09-23 13:17:21 GMT
    The Ford Interceptor SUVs in use by the Quincy Police Department will become the standard frontline vehicle of the department. Traffic Safety Officer Neal Meyer, the department's fleet manager, said the Interceptor in his mind has become the next Ford Crown Victoria, a staple vehicle in many departments. It has received rave review from officers.
    The Ford Interceptor SUVs in use by the Quincy Police Department will become the standard frontline vehicle of the department. Traffic Safety Officer Neal Meyer, the department's fleet manager, said the Interceptor in his mind has become the next Ford Crown Victoria, a staple vehicle in many departments. It has received rave review from officers.
  • Park District considering takeover of holiday light display

    Park District considering takeover of holiday light display

    Monday, September 22 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-09-22 14:25:25 GMT
    If things go according to plan, the Quincy Park District could take over the Avenue of Lights holiday display in Wavering and Moorman parks as early as next year. Organizers with the Avenue of the Lights approached the Park Board last week hopeful the Park District would eventually take over the operation.
    If things go according to plan, the Quincy Park District could take over the Avenue of Lights holiday display in Wavering and Moorman parks as early as next year. Organizers with the Avenue of the Lights approached the Park Board last week hopeful the Park District would eventually take over the operation.
  • Pedestrian hit while trying to cross street

    Pedestrian hit while trying to cross street

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-23 21:57:01 GMT
    A Quincy driver was ticketed Tuesday morning after hitting a pedestrian on the west side of the city. The Quincy Police Department reported Melissa Turner, 34, 2825 Vermont, was driving east on Jefferson Street at 7:31 a.m. when she hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Sixth and Jefferson.
    A Quincy driver was ticketed Tuesday morning after hitting a pedestrian on the west side of the city. The Quincy Police Department reported Melissa Turner, 34, 2825 Vermont, was driving east on Jefferson Street at 7:31 a.m. when she hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Sixth and Jefferson.
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