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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.More >>
COLCHESTER, Vt. -
In less than a month, FOX44 and ABC22's own Chelsea Ingram will grace the stage for the 86th annual Miss America pageant.
While you typically only see her on FOX44 weekends, her week days are just as busy.
She's prepping for the national stage at a pace we could barely keep up with.
"I still have a lot to do, including packing, something I haven't quite finished up yet," Chelsea Ingram, Miss Vermont, said.
That aside, Chelsea has been physically getting ready for months.
She works out for 2 hours, 5 days a week, sometimes more to beach body DVD workouts.
The workouts include some fancy footwork and boxer-like hand moves.
Chelsea says it's similar to dancing.
"My favorite part in preparing for Miss America is probably the opportunities that I've had to speak to civic organizations," Ingram said.
Not to mention school visits to talk about her platform, heart disease awareness. But some days, don't end there.
"I've done things like mock interviews with my committee, that's the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization Executive Committee," Ingram said.
Miss Vermont has to prep for a private 10-minute interview with the judges, something the actual audience won't see.
Chelsea's talent is opera. She studied it at the collegiate level and has regular sessions with a vocal coach.
This is all to impress these judges, some popular ABC faces, including GMA's Sam Champion. Because Vermont has a lot of ground to make up for.
"Vermont has actually never had a Miss America, not only that, the state of Vermont has never made it into the top 15," Ingram said.
On Monday you'll be lucky enough to get the inside scoop on Chelsea's gown. In the weeks ahead ABC22 is your destination for everything Miss America.
Lauren Maloney will be traveling to Las Vegas, giving you behind the scenes reports from the pageant. That will air on ABC22 on January 12 at 9 p.m.
FOX44 & ABC22 Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram Preparing for Miss America PageantMore>>