Midday Newscast: July 17, 2008

Vermont Yankee has boosted its power output to 50%; solar power has become an attractive option for consumers;  the trial against a man charged with killing two people in a 2006 shooting rampage could wrap up soon; Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras wants to crack down on sex offenders.

Midday Newscast: July 9, 2008

A major fire hits downtown Springfield overnight; the funeral for 12-year-old Brooke Bennett of Braintree takes place; the Christopher Williams trial is underway; the chief of mental health at Vermont’s Veterans Administration Medical Center is seeing mixed results in treating younger veterans for combat stress.