Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:56:07 GMT
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure. That this week's developments end some of the two-and-a half year old mystery. Friends and neighbors say all this beginsMore >>
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:29:47 GMT
Chittenden Solid Waste District general manager Tom Moreau says the chemical aminopyralid is the herbicide found in Green Mountain Compost that ruined up to five hundred gardens last year including his. "We'reMore >>
The herbicide likely came from hay that came to the compost through manure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:23:32 GMT
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today -More >>
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today - requesting new attorneys. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
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 >>
BERLIN, Vt. -
ABC22/FOX44 want to keep you healthy. We've been tracking the flu for you for weeks now.
In our area we've seen high numbers of the seasonal illness and since October, the Vermont Department of Health says three adults have died from the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control says 41 states already have widespread flu activity.
Just an example of hard hit areas, Boston, Massachusetts reporting about 700 confirmed cases and even 18 deaths.
Those numbers, prompting Boston officials to declare a public health emergency.
And closer to home, it's not quite as bad in Vermont and we want to keep it that way.
I went to the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin to find out when you should stay home from work, when you should see a doctor, and what you can do shorten your illness because this strain is highly contagious.
"The cough, the cold, the headache, the achiness, the fever," The CVMC Vice President of Medical Affairs Philip Brown said.
If you have any flu-like symptoms for more than 24 hours, that means it's time to contact your physician. There are anti-viral prescription medications like Tamiflu that you can take when you first start feeling sick. They can shorten your illness and minimize the complications.
I asked, "should you stay home from work that first day, are you contagious that first day that you don't feel well?" Brown said, "you're certainly contagious, the moment you're coughing."
So again, stay home! Avoid spreading the flu to people who are high risk, like the elderly and the young.
"You may be in a grocery line exposing somebody to influenza who may have heart disease or asthma," Brown said.
Because for those people, the flu can be deadly, and even though emergency rooms across the country are packed, if you have a preexisting complication, that's when you should go.
"Bad asthma and now I'm short of breath, heart disease and now I'm having chest discomfort," Brown said.
Once you start feeling better, you can still be contagious for up to seven to ten days, so doctors recommend staying home or at the very least, keeping your distance. And of course, keep washing your hands, covering your cough, and we'll all do our best to keep Vermont's number of flu cases low.
Doctors say the flu shot is a good match this year for the strain that's active, and it's not too late to get one. Flu season often goes well into march.
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