Morning Newscast: May 13, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: A jury in Burlington is expected today to begin deliberating a priest sex abuse case against the Diocese of Burlington. Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife Department says the health of the state’s big-game species is generally good. Biologists say they want that to continue. So they’re drafting new policies that will guide wildlife management for the next decade…

N.H. Senate approves $971 million in school aid spending

For the first time in years, New Hampshire’s Senate has approved a school aid plan that is based mostly on factors other than a town’s property wealth — regardless of Governor Lynch’s objections that rich towns shouldn’t get state help.