Hearings begin on sex crime penalties

The probation officer who supervised the man accused of abducting 12-year-old Brooke Bennett says he felt compelled to recommend the release of Michael Jacques from probation on an earlier conviction.

VPR Evening News July 14th, 2008

The debate about tougher laws for convicted sex offenders continues to escalate; The NRC sends a team of investigators to Vermont Yankee;  CVPS starts up its home heating aid program early; and commentator Mike Martin on democracy in France.