AM Briefing: April Showers; Special Ed Review; South Boston Murder Arraignment

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

-- April showers bring a messy morning commute. [NECN]

-- The state's low-income school districts are more likely to place students in special education programs, sometimes for "questionable disabilities." [Boston Globe]

-- A man is set to be arraigned for last week's fatal stabbing of a 67-year-old woman in her South Boston home.

-- A Harvard study finds that obesity rates are dropping among the state's infants and toddlers. [Globe] More:

  • Mayor Menino begins the Boston Moves for Health campaign today. [Globe]

-- House lawmakers will begin debate on a proposed $32 billion spending plan. [AP, via WCVB-TV]


-- The Bruins win, forcing a Game 7 with the Capitals back in Boston.

-- The Sox are rained out at Fenway.

This program aired on April 23, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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