Monday, May 20 2013 8:15 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:15:54 GMT
Police have released the name of the passenger who was killed in a crash on Vermont Route 122 in Lyndon, Vt. Saturday.Police say the passenger was Eleanor Machell, 85, of Lyndonville, Vt.The driver, 76-year-oldMore >>
Police have released the name of the passenger who was killed in a crash on Vermont Route 122 in Lyndon, Vt. Saturday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:52 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:52:16 GMT
Starting Monday, expect to see police out in full force. It's the kickoff to the National "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Police say they're going to focus on areas where crashes are known to happen. SoMore >>
Starting Monday, expect to see police out in full force. It's the kickoff to the National "Click It or Ticket" campaign.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:17 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:17:58 GMT
A firearm was displayed after a fight on Church Street in Burlington, Vt. late Sunday night. Police say two men were involved. One of the men hit a woman and then pulled the gun out.The gun was never pointedMore >>
A firearm was displayed after a fight on Church Street in Burlington, Vt. late Sunday night.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:58:14 GMT
Vermont's only pharmacy school graduated its first class Sunday in a ceremony at the Champlain Valley Expo. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduated 74 students who say they areMore >>
Vermont's only pharmacy school graduated its first class Sunday in a ceremony at the Champlain Valley Expo. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduated 74 students who say they are excited to pave the way for those to come.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:26:46 GMT
Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center unveiled its newest interactive exhibit Saturday; featuring state of the art technology. Echo's new Action Lab features hands-on exhibits to teach visitors aboutMore >>
Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center unveiled its newest interactive exhibit Saturday; featuring state of the art technology.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:05:48 GMT
At Ben and Jerry's flavor graveyard tasty treats lost long ago only live on in memory. But Thursday there was reason to celebrate as one of the flavors would rise from the grave to be eaten again. "ThereMore >>
Ben and Jerry's chooses White Russian to return to life in scoop shops.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:49:42 GMT
The man accused of growing nearly 250 plants in Burlington's New North End was in court Friday. Anthony Wright, 34 of Burlington pleaded not guilty to growing more than 25 pot plants. This comes weeksMore >>
The man accused of growing nearly 250 plants in Burlington's New North End was in court Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:43:12 GMT
On the left side of a Burlington duplex police told us they stumbled upon a big pot operation, but on the right, they wouldn't say. Court documents we got Friday show this couple, Richard and Tonia Hall,More >>
Thursday we knew about a pot bust in Burlington's New North End, but police kept quiet about what happened on the other side. Friday, we were able to get court papers that show a couple has been making meth for weeks.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-05-17 14:32:20 GMT
Police are asking drivers to avoid Main Street in Vergennes. The Shelburne Police Department said the road is closed for an unknown amount of time due to a car accident. Check back with Fox44 & ABC22More >>
Police are asking drivers to avoid Main Street in Vergennes. More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-17 01:50:13 GMT
Burlington Police say they executed a search warrant on Sandra Circle in the New North End and found nearly 250 marijuana plants. Police charged 34 year-old Anthony Wright of Burlington with possessionMore >>
Burlington Police say more people could be charged in connection with crime.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Since scientists developed a vaccine in the 1950's, the number of whooping cough cases has dropped dramatically.
The shot helped curb Pertussis that causes people to cough for a period of time and can kill you.
While it's no longer at hundreds of thousands of cases, Vermont health leaders are seeing a scary rise.
In 2011 37 people came down with it statewide.
So far this year, that number has jumped to 443, about 12 times higher.
"Even though we're way below where we were pre-immunization it still must be alarming to go from 37 to 443," said FOX44/ABC22.
"Yes, we clearly have an ongoing outbreak we're very concerned about it," said Deputy State Epidemiologist Susan Schoenfeld
Over the past six weeks, health leaders say only two counties haven't reported any cases.
But there have been 14 in Lamoille, 21 in Caledonia and 39 in Rutland County.
Schoenfeld says the biggest threat is to kids.
"Immunize the people around them, make sure that children are up to date on their immunizations, we do have now an adult booster dose of vaccine that is given that is given to adults," said Schoenfeld.
And while it's growing in Vermont, Schoenfeld says it's a problem across the country that health leaders want everyone to pay attention to.
"Get the information we can to providers on the public to decrease their own risk when possible," said Schoenfeld.
Another reason why there might be more cases health experts say is that they can test for it more easily.