Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
A Vermont woman seriously injured by a teen, who was texting and driving, is trying to share her story with as many people as she can.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling. The Vermont based company says its copyrighted #9 label looks a lot like the Kentucky based company's products. MagicMore >>
Magic Hat has filed a lawsuit against West Sixth Brewing because of its labeling.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:47:21 GMT
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private. Humble,More >>
Between the deep blue seas off the horn of Africa and the Hollywood hills where film makers will tell his story, is Underhill Vermont,where Richard Phillips can be home and can be mostly private.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:29:35 GMT
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100! As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancerMore >>
We're celebrating a very special birthday tonight - the American Cancer Society is turning 100!As you may know, FOX44/ABC22 has teamed up with the organization because one of our own recently had a cancer diagnosis. She's fortunately one of the ones who caught it early, and is doing well. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method. The recommended method will help reduce the spread ofMore >>
As boaters take to the water, biologists with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want to remind people to use the spread prevention method.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:34:21 GMT
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday. A press release says of the estimated 4,060 people diagnosed with cancer this year in Vermont, about 1 in 4 will be served with American CancerMore >>
The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:02:05 GMT
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning. Police say the South Burlington Highway Department is working on fixing the problem. It may take crews a few more hours to fix.More >>
The traffic lights at Dorset Street and Williston Road are malfunctioning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:37:07 GMT
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for storm development. As a result, you should remainMore >>
Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the FOX44 & ABC22 SkyTracker weather team.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:47:05 GMT
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday. According to CBC, the boil water advisory, affecting more than 1 million Montrealers, covers all areas south of the MetropolitanMore >>
A boiling water advisory has been issued for some Montreal residents Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:51:34 GMT
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. Florida police say the body was identified Monday as 55-year-old Mark Parent, of Enosburg, Vt. Someone calledMore >>
The body of a Vermont man was found floating offshore of Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida Sunday. More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Today Vice President Joe Biden was named head of the search for new gun laws. While some believe changes to gun control would infringe on the second amendment right to possess a weapon, top officials say new laws need to be considered in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
"That's why I've asked the Vice President to lead an effort that includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals no later than January, proposals that I then intend to push without delay," President Barack Obama said.
And while the conversation is starting at the national level, state law-makers will likely follow suit. Whether Vermont, a heavily populated hunting state will match the new policy is unknown.
But one political expert says this tragedy will no doubt lead to change.
Millions of people all across the nation say the fact that it was children who lost their lives simply demands gun control reform.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter had enough ammunition on him to kill every single child. One of the guns Adam Lanza used was a semi-automatic assault rifle.
"You cannot get away from the fact that there were eleven bullets found in one child," Political Expert Garrison Nelson said.
And because of that horrific image, the conversation around high powered assault rifles that are capable of firing multiple rounds has begun nationally. Vermont's leaders expressed their condolences to the Connecticut families, but haven't made suggestions on gun control.
"It's going to be a serious conflictual issue for Northern New England members of Congress to deal with the gun control issue because there are the kinds of gun owners who use it for hunting, as opposed to assault weapons which are basically used for killing," Nelson said.
And while a lot of people don't want any restrictions on the right to bear arms, Nelson says even hunters could get on board with a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines.
"There's no one who's going to want to eat a deer that's got 20 bullets in it," Nelson added.
For ten years, assault rifles were banned. That legislation expired in 2004; under the Bush Administration. Nelson says it will likely be reinstated.
"We know that the traffic of weapons will go underground with federal legislation but we have to start somewhere," he said.
The state may also look into strengthening background checks for people looking to purchase a gun.
The National Rifle Association is expected to make a statement Friday. The organization says it will make meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.
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