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 >>
WATERBURY, Vt. -
Last year a routine test of the Village of Waterbury, Vermont water showed some of its customers had high amounts of lead.
Information that worries Dorienne Cedeno, especially because she's pregnant.
"I was very concerned right away because I know that lead can cause significant brain damage for unborn children," said Cedeno.
Even more troubling for Cedeno is the fact the test was done in August, the information wasn't made public until February.
"I think that communication needs to happen much more quickly," said Cedeno.
To find out what took so long, we met with Waterbury Water Superintendent Bill Woodruff.
"There might be some people concerned that say, it was 5 1/2 months, how come you didn't let us know sooner?" said FOX44/ABC22.
"The tests were taken the end of August. 2 or 3 weeks or so, a month maybe before we get the results," said Woodruff.
The Vermont Department on Environmental Conservation ran the test.
We spoke with someone in the department that told me it just got busy and he didn't get the results out as soon as he'd like.
When the results did come back, Woodruff says he was told to release them in February.
We also discovered Waterbury isn't alone, leaders say a number of places across the state tested positive for lead.
Experts say the best way to make sure to make sure there is no lead in the water you're drinking is to turn on the faucet and let it run for 15-30 seconds. After that they say the water is ok to drink.
But that isn't enough for Cedeno, who plans to get her water checked.
"The test hopefully should be done on Thursday," said Cedeno.
We want to make sure this point comes across.
The water itself coming from the treatment facility is okay.
It's people's pipes and faucets that might contain the dangerous chemical.
For more information the lead report, click here, but know this from the DEC:
"Unfortunately, in order to capture Waterbury in the listing I've attached (as they were on Reduced Monitoring on a triennial basis) I captured more than just systems exceeding the 90th percentile values in 2012. The Waterbury system monitored for lead and copper in 2009 and thus, was scheduled to repeat such sampling in 2012. "