Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:18:54 GMT
With gas prices rising rapidly, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to see federal regulators follow the lead of Europeans and investigate oil and fuel price manipulation. Sanders also proposed a 30 dayMore >>
With gas prices rising rapidly, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to see federal regulators follow the lead of Europeans and investigate oil and fuel price manipulation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:56:07 GMT
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure. That this week's developments end some of the two-and-a half year old mystery. Friends and neighbors say all this beginsMore >>
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:29:47 GMT
Chittenden Solid Waste District general manager Tom Moreau says the chemical aminopyralid is the herbicide found in Green Mountain Compost that ruined up to five hundred gardens last year including his. "We'reMore >>
The herbicide likely came from hay that came to the compost through manure.More >>
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 >>
MILTON, Vt. -
This is a story that's made headlines for five years now. It's all over a pile of tires
In fact, it could be close to a million. Thursday, the owner of the salvage yard was back in court because the state wants them removed.
It's actually not even just the tires the state wants removed, it's the dirt too. Environmental officials found lead contaminated soil on the property. But the junkyard owner says he doesn't have the money to remove them. So we wanted to find out... Who pays? It turns out we do, Vermont tax payers.
For more than 40 years, ABC Metals was a popular junk yard in Milton, Vt. Run down cars and scrap metal once filled the lot. Today, it's no longer in business and tells a much different story.
"We'll have some questions for Mr. Rhoades," Assistant General Attorney Scot Kline said.
He's back in court. About 9 months ago, the salvage yard owner Gilbert Rhoades was given 90 days to remove the hundreds of thousands of tires that have accumulated over the years.
This is video of the junk yard Thursday. His attorney is arguing in court that he doesn't have the money.
"Very simply, he has no assets or resources to pay what are very significant costs of environmental remediation," Mike Gadue said.
Prosecutors painted a different picture and argue Rhoades could contribute to the tire removal. "We feel there's a need for more disclosure to have a complete picture," Kline said.
At the last court hearing, the state required that environmental officials investigate what's happening on this property, because the biggest concern neighbors have is whether or not the contaminated soil is a health hazard.
Prosecutors say the tire pile is several hundred feet long and 30 feet high, so it could cost up to one million dollars for the clean up. The agency of natural resources will use $75,000 worth of tax payer money to start the project.
In addition to coming up with the money to remove the tires and contaminated dirt, Rhoades has been ordered to pay more than $40,000 in fines.