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AM Briefing: BU Students Returning From New Zealand; Debate Set For T Bailout Bill

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Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Wednesday:

-- A Boston University student is free to leave New Zealand after being sentenced to no jail time in connection with the van accident that killed three other BU students. Related:

  • Another BU student, who was critically injured in the crash, is on her way home to Massachusetts. [WCVB-TV]

-- The House is scheduled to debate a bailout bill for the MBTA. The bill would offer the transit agency a temporary financial fix and ward off further service cuts and fare hikes.

-- Over 400 people packed a church for the funeral of Charlene Holmes, the 16-year-old who was shot and killed in Cambridge last week. [Wicked Local Cambridge]

-- The brother-in-law of Rep. John Tierney is being ordered to forfeit nearly $8 million in assets for his role in an offshore gambling scheme. [Salem News]

-- The University of Massachusetts School of Law has garnered provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association.

-- Led by an advertising production company, Massachusetts firms have been paid more than $45 million by both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns, making it the No. 1 recipient of campaign cash. [Boston Globe]

-- Quincy officials have admitted that the city failed to close tide gates, resulting in some severe flooding on June 3. [Patriot Ledger]

Sports:

-- Clay Buchholz outdueled Mark Buehrle as the Red Sox edged the Marlins.

This program aired on June 13, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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