Verdicts against Vt. diocese now top $12 million

A new $3.6 million verdict against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont in a priest sex abuse trial brings to more than $12 million the money the church owes in a series of similar law suits – and it still has 25 more to go.

Morning Newscast: August 12, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington returns to court this week for another trial focusing on its handling of a priest who allegedly molested altar boys;  Three state highways are still closed as much as ten days after sections of the roads were washed out in flash floods; A study has found that the number of women in state government leadership positions is on the rise…