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

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]


-- 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.

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