Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
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 >>
KILLINGTON, Vt. -
People skiing out of bounds are draining Vermont State Police of their time and money. More than 40 have gotten lost so far this season. Police say every one of those search and rescues were avoidable.
I first reported on this Monday... since then, there have been even more skiers lost on Killington Mountain. We asked what changes will be made to prevent this.
"It's frustrating," Captain Robert Evans said.
Vermont State Police are fed up with people who intentionally ski out of bounds, get lost and then have to call for help to get out of the woods.
"It's just individuals making bad decisions," Captain Evans said.
Because there have been so many out of bound skiers already this season, I asked Captain Evans what actions they can take immediately. They're starting with a new code. Troopers who respond to these search and rescue missions will write that on their time sheet, so that the number of hours and your tax payer dollars can be tracked.
"If we see a spike this year, then we need to get together with our partners and see how we can do things differently," Captain Evans said.
Because when troopers are on the mountain, they're not on the streets, which means it's going to take longer for them to respond to your call.
"That's just one less trooper that we have out on the road to respond to a burglary, complaint or an accident," the Captain said.
Almost every single out of bounds skier has been from out of state, so educating everyone on the dangers of potentially being stranded in the wilderness could be part of the future prevention plan. But police say what already exists is obvious.
"They're spending thousands of dollars on ropes and signage and those kinds of things, the problem is the people ski right by the signs, they go right underneath the ropes and they're in the back country," Captain Evans said.
Skiing out of bounds is technically illegal, but people are rarely charged because police don't want anyone to fear calling if they're in danger.
We reached out to law makers to see if the legislature plans to take up the topic this session, and find a way to be compensated financially by the lost skiers, but we did not hear back yet.
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