Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Police say a mom and her two young children have been together on a string of burglaries in Burlington. We first told you about 25 year old Shawna Hosmer in June.
Hosmer walked into a courtroom Thursday to face two new felony charges. She's accused of breaking into two homes with her five year old daughter in tow.
"She has three felony convictions which means she's approaching habitual offender," Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Lam said.
Just three months ago Hosmer appeared on another burglary charge, accused then of having the daughter and her 2 year old son alongside.
"Ms. Hosmer recognizes that she has an issue with addiction, she's been working with the Howard Center," Public Defender Rachel Westropp said.
Police say in the first burglary - Hosmer made off with just three dollars - then on Wednesday, nothing at all, because police say she was caught in the act. Police say the residents at a home on Colchester Avenue and at another on East Avenue confronted the mom and toddler when they found them inside.
Police say Hosmer entered the home through a window - and for that exact reason, prosecutors argued that's why she shouldn't be able to keep her children.
"The child was with her, which means the child was boosted through the window," Lam said.
Hosmer clung to her friend and appeared visibly upset in court. But the judge ended up releasing her and will allow her to take her daughter to and from school - as long as a 23 year old friend, who's been convicted of a crime, acts as Hosmer's responsible adult and is with her 24 hours a day. The mom of two didn't have anything to say Thursday, but back in June, she told me she's trying to clean up her act.
"I don't condone burglary, I don't condone stealing. I'm doing what I gotta do for myself, to better myself," Hosmer said.
Shawna Hosmer faces 33 years in prison. She's due back in court next week.