Newscast: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:34

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An environmental group says a recent study of thermal pollution in the Connecticut River shows that Vermont Yankee has, at times, heated up the water to unacceptable levels. The Connecticut River Watershed Council wants the nuclear plant to change its operations in order to protect migrating fish. A lawyer for six protesters convicted of trespassing after they blocked a road leading to a Vermont wind power project has asked a judge to overturn the verdict. A proposed $32 million dollar rail spur in Middlebury has been put on hold indefinitely. Republican attorney general candidate Jack McMullen says he’s going to focus his campaign – and the attorney general’s office – on fighting crime. And a judge is considering whether a former Vermont nurse accused of killing her baby grandson is competent to stand trial.

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