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 >>
WINOOSKI, Vt. -
Soon there will be more help for people struggling to pay college loans.
Students are graduating with more debt. Last year on average it was nearly $27,000.
The federal program called "Pay As You Earn"really helps people who either graduate without a job or think they'll end up in a career that doesn't pay well.
On December 21st, the program is changing and could make it easier for people to pay off their loans.
"I think this will actually be a tremendous improvement particularly for borrowers who are struggling in the current economy," says Scott Giles, VSAC Vice President.
Giles says he helped draft the program's new rules.
Right now for people who qualify their monthly loan payment is capped at 15-percent of their spending money. That will soon drop to just 10-percent.
Also now people can have their loan wiped out after 25-years no matter how much they owe. That will be reduced to 20-years.
"This plan I really think will help millions of people across the country make their payments," says Giles.
One of those people could be UVM sophomore Nick Kuvalanka.
"Pretty concerned. It's an expensive school and paying a lot to go here," says Kuvalanka.
Kuvalanka says his environmental studies major will leave him with tens of thousands of dollars in college loans which could be hard to pay back.
"Especially with my major, I'm not sure if I'll end up a place that will pay me much," says Kuvalanka.
VSAC really encourages people to check out all the options.
Especially because if you land a better job and you make too much to be in the program, you'll be kicked out and owe potentially even more money.