Monday, May 20 2013 8:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:53:49 GMT
Police say they caught the person who stole a school bus from the Newport City Elementary School and crashed the bus in Holland, Vt. Friday.22-year-old Adam Page, of Newport, Vt., is facing various charges.More >>
Police say they caught the person who stole a school bus from the Newport City Elementary School and crashed the bus in Holland, Vt. Friday.More >>
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 >>
COLCHESTER, Vt. -
Vermont lawmakers are now debating one of the tough ethical questions of our time. Should terminally ill people be allowed to take their own lives with the help of a doctor?
They sent me to find out... does the death with dignity bill really allow people to die in a dignified way? We asked the question, but as we found out today, there's still very little known about how it would work.
Death with dignity... proposed legislation that would allow a doctor to essentially take a patient's life who is terminally ill.
A Senate vote on the death with dignity bill could come as early as next week; Governor Shumlin has expressed his support and hopes that the legislature will get it passed.
"People have very strongly held views and I know the legislature will listen," Gov. Shumlin said.
The Governor was moved by a Vermonter with stage four ovarian cancer. She lived longer than doctor's predicted... but told the Governor, "when I die it's going to be a very painful death and I want to control the last 14 days of my life."
I asked, "how quickly could something like this happen?"
The Associate Dean of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Robert Hamilton said, "well if it's administered intravenously, in a high enough dose, it could be very rapid."
But many of my other questions went unanswered. There's still so little known about the bill. How would it work? As the Dean mentioned, a pill or an IV drip are the likely options, but finding an effective dose could be challenging.
"I assume that the people who would administer this would try to pick a dose that's so incredibly high, it seems impossible that anybody would survive, but that's going to be kind of a guess," Hamilton said.
Also, after the doctor prescribed it, would he or she help administer the dose? At home or in a hospital? What about something so contrary to medical training? "Any health care professional was trained to sustain life, to improve life, so their focus is generally not to do anything that would terminate life," Hamilton said.
It's indeed a controversial topic that will be given a dignified debate this week.
The Albany College of Pharmacy does include death with dignity in parts of the curriculum, but students are taught that all medication can potentially lethal.
We'll of course, continue to watch this controversial story closely.
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