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A Hagerstown man accused of stabbing a dog and threatening its owner Wednesday was being held on $75,000 bail following a bond hearing Thursday in Washington County District Court. Robert Julian Scheidegger, 58, was charged by the Washington County...
Associated PressThe Maryland House of Delegates has unanimously approved a measure that would reverse a court ruling designating pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous breed.” The House voted 133-0 on Thursday for the bill, which is a compromise measure...
email@example.comA task force considering a dog park for Hagerstown is focusing on establishing the park in Fairgrounds Park or City Park and is moving away from possibly having it in Hager Park. Task force chairperson Maria Mestre said after one of the group’s...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgLegislation introduced this week in the Maryland General Assembly seeks to overturn a precedent set by a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling last year that concluded pit bulls were dangerous dogs. The court ruling, which also held pit bull owners...
email@example.comTerry Porter left Washington County District Court on Thursday believing a judge had ruled in his favor in a civil lawsuit against a neighbor whose pit bulls he claimed killed his dog last year. The neighbor’s attorney thought so, too. “I&...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA "leash law" for dogs could be up for consideration in Washington County. Assistant County Attorney Kirk C. Downey said he plans to ask the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday for approval to schedule a public hearing on potential revisions to the...
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So now the courts are handing down opinions concerning the personality of dogs. That’s pretty impressive. Now maybe they can decide what’s really troubling Charlie Sheen. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that pit bulls are “...
email@example.comMaryland’s highest court in April ruled that pit bulls are “inherently dangerous” and instinctively aggressive, prompting Hagerstown police to pursue an ordinance that affixes strict liability for bites on owners of the dogs and their...
The Maryland Court of Appeals might have done local governments no favors when it ruled this spring that pit bulls are a breed apart, subject to more regulation and less benefit of the doubt. The ruling might help jurisdictions to lower the number of dog...
Associated PressA task force of lawmakers reviewing a court ruling that singles out pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” heard from animal rights advocates on Tuesday who oppose the decision and from the parents of a severely injured boy who prompted the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA Washington County board ruled Thursday night that two pit bulls were vicious and dangerous following a hearing in which a man from the Broadfording Road area testified how his dogs had been attacked. Jeff Crampton said one of his dogs had to be...
“I’d like to say, in Wednesday, Oct. 26’s local page, what a fine picture of men, the World War II vets. My hat’s off to you, men.” — Falling Waters, W.Va. “I’d like to ask if anybody has addressed the...
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