Midday Newscast: September 3, 2007

A state official says the emergency shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant last week was caused by a lack of grease in a bearing that’s part of a large motor-operated valve; two federal grants could help the Vermont Department of Public Safety clear a backlog of DNA samples from old criminal cases; a lading lawmaker is calling for a more uniform approach to domestic violence enforcement in Vermont; the city of Rutland is another step closer to moving its Recreation Department into an Army Reserve Center.