1st openly gay Alabama lawmaker bows out to standing ovation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s first openly gay legislator received a standing ovation as she bid farewell to the House of Representatives ahead of the last day of the legislative session Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham will not seek re-election after serving 12 years. Todd said on the House floor Tuesday evening that…

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2-year-old boy drowns in improperly fenced apartment pool

(Source: Josh Walker/WBRC) BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A 2-year-old boy has died from drowning in an apartment pool. Birmingham police say the child drove his mini-4-wheeler into an apartment pool on the 600 block of Earline Circle. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police say the pool is not properly fenced and there was…

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