Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
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 >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
Taser use has been a hot topic across Vermont since a man was hit with one and died last year.
On Tuesday, some lawmakers presented a bill that changes how police use the weapon.
"I'm very pleased that there are 30 co-sponsors all together," said State Rep. Anne Donahue.
Here's what it means if it passes:
All officers would have to go through the same taser training.
It forces police to drop the term "non-lethal" when describing the weapon.
And it requires annual reports to lawmakers about the weapon.
The bill stems from an incident in Thetford eight months ago in which a trooper used a taser on Macadam Mason after hours of him not cooperating.
His autopsy showed he died from that strike and recently the attorney general ruled the trooper did nothing wrong.
"Do you believe had this bill been in place Macadam Mason would be alive today?" asked FOX44/ABC22.
"If the bill passes and people follow what the bill calls for, then very clearly the next situation similar to this would unfold very differently," said State Rep. James Masland.
We spoke with the public safety commissioner at the statehouse Tuesday and asked him what he thought about his department running a statewide training program from tasers.
He says he hasn't read the bill and doesn't want to make a comment.
Police say they use a taser to not only protect themselves, but suspects as well, because the alternative might be a gun.
The bill currently sits in the house committee on government relations.
If passed, the law would go into effect this summer.