Midday Newscast: July 3, 2008
07/03/08 1:39PM By Mitch Wertlieb
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Vermont man charged with kidnapping his 12-year-old niece could face death penalty; U.S. Customs officials want to avoid long backups at Canadian border; educators meeting in Washington discuss what the national union wants from the next presidential administration. Vermont communities gear up for Independence Day observances.
Photo: Attorney General William Sorrell, center, answers questions during a news conference, Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Burlington, Vt., where prosecutors announced that Michael Jacques of Randolph, Vt., faces federal kidnapping charges in the death of his 12-year-old niece, Brooke Bennett. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)