Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:23:32 GMT
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today -More >>
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today - requesting new attorneys. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
BERLIN, Vt. -
Vermont likely looks a little greener after today. An estimated 15,000 volunteers spent the day picking up garbage, painting and planting flowers.
The annual Green Up Day event had extra participation this year because of the dedication to clean up the state after Tropical Storm Irene struck last year. Governor Peter Shumlin worked with University of Vermont students to do his part as well.
Berlin resident Glenn French who lost everything in Irene, gazed up into the blue sky and said, "We're happy to have some sunshine." Sunshine, a far different forecast from last August, so in many ways, this Green Up Day symbolized a fresh start for survivors of the storm.
"Kinda hard starting over at our age, but we're gonna make it," French said.
He and his wife Donna had been living in the Weston's Mobile Home Park for three years up until Irene hit. They were forced to move out because the inside was filled with four and a half feet of water. Although today does mark new beginnings, it also brings back emotions from that dreadful day. "It's a little bit traumatic for them, so we wanted to take the opportunity to brighten it up and make it more home for them," JoEllen Calderara, Chair of the Central Vermont Long Term Recovery said.
Governor Shumlin even got down and dirty this Green Up Day. He spread mulch and planted flowers to make the mobile home park in Berlin - once a tropical storm target- a little brighter. "I'm grateful to be the Governor of a state where Vermonters pull together and help out," Governor Shumlin said.
UVM Junior Katherine Reynolds is a student in a class called "Rebuilding Vermont." With her hometown being Waterbury, she's been involved with Irene clean-up since day one, and so far, hasn't stopped. "If any state can come back and come back stronger, it's definitely Vermont," Reynolds said.
In the statewide effort to improve the look of Vermont, the recovery efforts are proof that it did and ultimately it's getting people back in their homes.