VPR Evening News May 13th, 2008

Congressman Peter Welch’s plan to suspend shipments to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is generating strong support in Congress; A jury has awarded 8.7 million dollars to a former altar boy who sued the Catholic Church over sexual abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest; A former member of the Vermont fish and Wildlife board is being fined 200 dollars for baiting deer; Many areas in Vermont had record-setting snowfall this winter; and commentator Olin Robison on the end of a cold war monument.

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…

VPR Evening News April 23rd, 2008

The Vermont Senate has given its approval to the state budget for next year; The Vermont House approves a bill targeted at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant; Vermont State Police have released more details about a shooting yesterday in Bradford; The head of the Vermont Ski Areas Association says it was a banner year for the state’s ski resorts; and commentator Rachel Johnson looks at the science of helping cure insomnia.