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Video cameras approved for St. Albans park

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - In an effort to fight crime, the City Council in St. Albans, Vt., has approved installation of video surveillance cameras in a local park.

The council has approved three video cameras in Taylor Park at a cost of $5,600. The city has cameras in Houghton Park, the courthouse parking lot and at the city pool. Signs notify the public that cameras are present there.

The St. Albans Messenger reports Police Chief Gary Taylor said the cameras have made a difference in the courthouse parking lot, once a site for drug deals. He said there haven't been any incidents there.

Alderman Chad Spooner said vandalism and illegal dumping of trash has stopped at Houghton Park.

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