Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to high school right here in South Burlington and recently wrote about his favorite teacher. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, thanks in large part to its new eco-friendly Essex facility. Huge fans, spanning 24-feet, swirlMore >>
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
The owner of a building that used a house a spa shop that police say was allowed clients to pay for sexual favors was in court Tuesday. That's because police say he knew what we going on and didn't do anything to stop it.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
ST. ALBANS, Vt. -
Emergency teams responded to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Thursday morning when employees in the mailroom thought an envelope emitting a weird smell and spilling a strange substance was worth worrying about. Mailroom employees were evacuated but returned to work a few hours later when the suspicion of something dangerous turned out to be nothing more than something very odd.
It was powder residue from dead insects," USCIS public affairs officer Anita Rios Moore said.
"Quite a number of them."
There's been quite of number of evacuations this year already. In February Senator Patrick Leahy's Burlington office was evacuated when a letter with similar traits to suspicious letters sent to other politicians arrived. Last month the coast guard shutdown when a man dropped off an odd looking box that ended up holding an old coast guard film. Earlier this year the USCIS facility evacuated because an electronic greeting card looked ominous when under an x-ray machine.
"Fortunately in both cases it turned out to be a package that was not hazardous," Moore said.
"There are some types of things that would cause me more alarm than this," St. Albans police chief Gary Taylor said.
Taylor says there is a protocol to follow. The facility under alert calls local police to head the investigation and if necessary police call other departments with additional resources like the state police.
"Early on try and figure out what we're dealing with and if we can't we take the precautions that are necessary," Vermont State Police Luitenant. Tom Hango said.
That can mean contacting FBI, Homeland Security or bringing out the bomb squad...the last of which costs Vermont money.
"There are costs associated with calling some members of that team that might not be assigned to that particular shift at the time the call comes in," Hango said.
This time Taylor only called out the state's Hazardous Material Unit and the state police did not get involved with the investigation.
For law enforcement being safe rather than sorry is more than the price of postage.